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Hi I'm Hope

I'm from Colorado. I go to school at Utah State University. I love to dance. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a college student, working hard to further my education. I study hard but make time to play hard too. I love dancing, snow skiing, and wakeboarding. In high school I danced competitively on my school's varsity dance team and we were ranked 11th in the nation, now I enjoy taking ballet and hip hop classes just for fun through my university. I am studying Interior Design and hope to be able to use my degree in a career after I graduate. I love spending time with friends and checking things off of our college bucket lists and going back home to visit my family. I have two brothers, a sister and a sister-in-law and an adorable English Bulldog named Mia. I recently got called to serve in the Perú Lima East Mission and cannot wait to leave.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the warmth and happiness the gospel has brought to my life. Through prayer and scripture study and obedience I have come to know the truth of this gospel for myself. I know that Christ lived and died for me. He atoned for my sins, felt my pains, and experienced my trials individually so when I would experience them later I would have Him to lean on and turn to in my time of need. He knows me better than I know myself and knows exactly what I am going through. I am so grateful for his sacrifice and example. I know that Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ and he restored the true church to Earth again in these latter days. And I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet living on the Earth today to lead and guide us and receives revelation directly from God. This church and gospel brings more joy to my life then anything else and I don't know where I would be without it.

How I live my faith

I recently served as a visiting teaching coordinator, so I had the opportunity to organize a system in which every woman in the ward was visited by two other women every month. It was amazing to see the sisterhood we were able to create and the friendships that were built through serving one another. I try to extend this habit of service outside of visiting teaching too by helping anyone I see in any way possible throughout the day, whether I know them or not. It doesn't matter if the act of service is big or small, all that matters is that you do it. Service is God's love in action.