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Hi I'm Savannah

I grew up in Oregon. I went to BYU. I love to read. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I was born in Utah but moved to Oregon only 2 short weeks later! I was raised in Oregon and absolutely love it here. However, in high school I couldn't wait to move out of the house and get to college! I moved to Utah to go to BYU only 2 weeks after graduating from high school and had a great time there gaining an education, being involved in leadership, making friends, dating, and eventually meeting and marrying my husband. Several years after marriage we were blessed with our first child, a girl, and almost 2 years after that with our second child, a boy, then 2.5 years later with another girl. I worked a full time and a part time job up until a few hours before giving birth to my first daughter! I have been blessed with a variety of jobs that I have been able to work while staying at home and caring for my children. When my husband returned to school to become a dentist and we moved, I was able to become an apartment manager. In my spare time (spare time? with 3 kids under 5? there's not much!) I enjoy reading books and magazines. I also love to cook and am constantly trying new recipes. I'm a chronic list maker and goal setter, so I'm always working towards a few things.

Why I am a Mormon

I am very fortunate to have been blessed to have been born into a home where the gospel of Jesus Christ is known and understood. My parents are quiet pillars of strength who have always been amazing examples to me as the lived a life strong in the gospel. My testimony was gained in a million little ways as I grew up. Finally, around the age of 12 I prayed to know for myself if the gospel was true. After saying my prayer I opened my scriptures and began to read, which was not something I regularly did at this age. I read in the Doctrine and Covenants and immediately found section 20:11-12, which says "Proving to the world tat the holy scriptures are true, and that God does inspire men and call them to his holy work in this age and generation, as well as in generations of old; Thereby showing that he is the same God yesterday, today, and forever. Amen." It was so simple and right there in front of me what I had always known, and now had a confirmation of. The scriptures are true. Joseph Smith was a prophet. God exists and is there for us. This knowledge has brought me strength in good times and bad. I am so thankful for Jesus Christ and the sacrifice he made for me, and for you and know that I can return and live with Heavenly Father and Jesus after this life.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a team teacher for the 8-9 year old children at church. We spend 2 hours each Sunday with these children, teaching them for the first hour and sitting with them as they sing and learn in a larger group for the second hour. It is fun to see them learn and progress in the gospel. It's especially exciting when there's a moment where one or more of them seem to "get it" and put pieces of knowledge together to come to realizations of their own. I also serve as a Visiting Teacher where I go with another woman in the ward and visit a few other women. I really enjoy doing this! Not only does it get me out of the house and getting to know other women (and getting some girl talk in) but it is fun to talk about the gospel with different people who might have different perspectives on things than me.