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Hi I'm Rosie

I'm a young professional working in management consulting. I love to garden, travel, and hike outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Rosie. I stay pretty busy working about 60 hours a week in management consulting. I graduated with my MBA few years ago and plan to work in foreign aid someday. I enjoy learning languages and have kept abreast of three even though I've studied six so far. I come from a large family which I love. I have to organize in order to have spare time but when I do find some, I love to go out and get to know people and meeting the other young professionals where I live. I am an obsessed hobby gardener and I'm always out there digging in the mud, even when it's snowing! I play the cello when I can and enjoy being outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

My story starts with my mom and dad. When they were young teenagers in Colorado and Michigan they started to look for something more to fill the gap in their lives. My mom became a member at 16 and my dad at 26. They found each other shortly after my dad became a member, were married, and had a large family, of which I am second oldest. I grew up hearing what led my parents to find the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and how they knew with all their hearts that it was true when they found it. I was fairly observant as a kid and wanted to understand if what they were saying was really true too. I loved to attend church, read in the scriptures with my parents, and I always felt happy in peaceful at home. The gospel made all the difference in my childhood. Our extended family, while always supportive, found our new way of life different and didn't understand why we seemed so positive through trials. As I grew I began to put to the test the promise I'd learned as a child, that I could ask God to help me know this was his true gospel on the earth. As I prayed and learned to read from the scriptures daily, I noticed that to read the scriptures made me feel so happy and at peace. When I forgot to read I didn't seem to feel the same happiness. I felt a desire to read them daily and to learn to live according to God's commandments. As I grew I continued to feel even stronger, through the Lord's spirit, the Holy Ghost, that it was true, that God had sent a prophet to the earth, that I had a heavenly Father that loved me so much and wanted me to succeed. Even though trials always came I learned that when I relied on my conviction and experiences with my heavenly Father, and the relationship I was building with Him, I was able to navigate and feel happy even while times were hard.

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important thing to me because it helps me balance all other things like family, work, education, and friendships. I see so many people struggle with bad decisions they made without knowing, and I feel grateful that I was taught otherwise. Because of this I try to share what I know to be true and was privileged to serve as a full-time missionary for the church in Brazil and was able to see other people's lives changed as they came to know their heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. Today I attend church on Sundays and I love all the great activities there are for young single adults. These activities fill a major need I have for friendships and an incredible support group since I live away from my family. The first week I was in my new home, several young men showed up with a truck with two mattresses, one for me and the other for my roommate that just moved in too. They heard we had been sleeping on air mattresses, and had managed to find some people with a few mattresses to spare. They helped us find a table and a couch since too we had nothing. I felt so grateful and amazed that complete strangers would be so willing to go out of their way to help us like that. I get to give back too. I was asked to be in a group to plan activities for the young women at church. We came up with a plan to have a cooking contest with a bunch of random ingredients. Everyone had such a good time making up dishes and laughing at what went well and what didn't. In the process i was able to form stronger friendships, especially with some women who were struggling with some difficulties. We got to talking afterward and found out we'd had similar trials in our lives. That day I found true sisters and we've been able to help and strengthen each other. There are so many opportunities to serve other people and know that you were able to be like Christ in small ways and that Christ is happy with you. I love Him and am so grateful to know this gospel