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Hi I'm Adrienne

I'm an outdoor enthusiast, massage therapist, health nut and a wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! I am a recent graduate of the University of Utah. I am passionate about health and wellness. My degree is in Exercise Physiology and I am currently applying for a Masters degree in nutrition. I have been working as a massage therapist for the last four years in spas on ski resorts. My favorite thing to study in the whole world is anatomy and physiology. My degree taught me all the nitty gritty science of how our bodies function and my profession as a massage therapist teaches me the beauty and complexity of the human body. Recently I returned from a study abroad trip in Public Health in northern India where I learned first hand how to build partnerships in other cultures and teach environmental health practices. It was an extremely humbling experience. I have always worked in ski resorts because I absolutely love and crave the mountains. I started out working in Telluride, Colorado before settling back in Utah. I now work in Deer Valley at a wonderful spa. Aside from being a health enthusiast, I am a runner, snowboarder, beginner rock climber and have been practicing yoga for nine years. I am a bit of a health nut and love cooking healthy food. I have been married to a wonderful man for three years. Our favorite things to do as a couple include backpacking, mountain biking, white water rafting and watching funny movies. All in all, I am happy person and love to be active and busy!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for many reasons. I didn't grow up in a household of practicing Mormons. When my father was converted and baptized when I was 11 years old, it left a big impact on me. One day when I asked him why he joined, he responded, "It's very simple. Either it's all true, or it is all made up. And now that I know it is true, I want to be a part of it." As I read the Book of Mormon, I felt an overwhelming feeling that Heavenly Father loves me and that He really knows who I am. I read the end of the Book of Mormon, where an ancient prophet, Moroni, promised that if we ask God to know if the Book of Mormon is true He will answer us. I followed his advice and did ask God. He answers that prayer everyday that I read the Book of Mormon by giving me peace in my heart. There is no way the Book of Mormon is made up. I know that because I read it everyday and have no doubt in my mind that Heavenly Father gave us this book to guide us and teach us of Jesus Christ. Every time I went to church and learned of Jesus Christ I felt His love. Additionally, when I attend the temple I feel love and peace and have no doubt that it comes from Heavenly Father. The bottom line is that I choose to be a member of this church because it makes me happy. By following the commandments and words of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon and the Bible my life becomes uncomplicated. I love this church because it answers my questions about what will happen to me and my family when I die, how I came here on Earth, what my purpose is and the direction I want my life to head. It provides a road map that allows me to make decisions based on core principles that are simple. All in all, I feel peaceful and happy as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a personal way, and in a community sense. In a personal way, I read the Book of Mormon everyday and also read the Bible. I pray to my Heavenly Father often to talk to Him about my life and what answers I need or ask Him for help for myself or family and friends. I also take care of my body by abstaining from unhealthy substances like alcohol, tobacco and drugs as well as making sure I get enough exercise and rest. I attend the temple to meditate and receive peace. I also choose to pay tithing, which means giving 10% of what I earn so that it can be used for church funding and humanitarian aid. I try my best to have good relationships with my family and friends. I make my relationship with my husband a priority and do my best to make sure he is happy and that I treat him well. In a community sense, I do other things within my neighborhood. Every Sunday my husband and I teach the 5 year-olds at our church about the Gospel. We teach them simple lessons about how Jesus and Heavenly Father loves them. We both love teaching these children because they understand simple truths so well. At five years old they have amazing insight. They are also adorable. In the past I have also helped organize events for the women in our area to do activities like cooking, historical tours, homemaking classes and humanitarian work. My husband and I also volunteer when we can to participate in humanitarian efforts, like putting together hygiene kits to be distributed to countries in distress.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Adrienne
There seems to be a lot of people in the world under the impression that Mormons worship Joseph Smith who restored The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. However, this is not the case. Just as our official name states, we are the church of Jesus Christ and therefore we worship Christ and His father, God. If we worshipped Joseph Smith, our church would probably be called the The Church of Joseph Smith and we would probably pray to him. We do not. We pray to Heavenly Father through Christ and we are part of Christ's church. While Joseph Smith is an important person in restoring our church and we acknowledge him as the first modern-day prophet since ancient times, we do not worship him. We respect him and are so very grateful for all the personal sacrifices he made to translate the Book of Mormon and restore our church. He was divinely and led and inspired by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less