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Hi I'm Cree

I'm a student. I'm a runner. I'm a wife. I was adopted. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, society defines me as a student. I'm a student-athlete running track to pay for my education. Hopefully, when I'm done with school I'll be a high school English teacher. My situation is unique because I come from a large family of 9 (typical Mormon family, right?). The thing is that both of my parents are white as are two of my siblings. My parents adopted 5 African-American children when we were all just babies. I am so happy they did! I was raised in a loving family that encouraged me to set goals and be my best. I am married to a wonderful man who also encourages me to be my best. I am also a singer. I sing in church as well as for different community events. I am an ambitious person who is firm in her beliefs and convictions.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. After spending a few years leaning on my parents' testimonies I decided to find out for myself. I studied the Book of Mormon thoroughly when I was in Junior High School. When I finished, I prayed and asked Heavenly Father to help me gain my own testimony of the book. I remember how strongly I felt the spirit confirming that this book is true and that it was written for our day. Since then, I have always known that this is the true church. I am a Mormon because I know that I wouldn't be able to be happy without the knowledge I have of this gospel. I am a Mormon because everything inside of me knows that this church is His church, it teaches me what God wants me to know, and it helps me realize my potential as a Daughter of God.

How I live my faith

The standards of the church may seem difficult to live by to people who aren't members. I have found that these standards actually give me more freedom. They help me work towards becoming the best version of myself. I recently got married in the temple. My husband and I are on our own, attending school, and trying to figure things out. I live my faith by attending church meetings, reading the scriptures, saying my prayers, going to the temple, and participating in wholesome activities that allow me to have the spirit in my life. We work together to help each other grow in the gospel. I am an ordinary person. I struggle just like everyone else does, but I never let those struggles hurt my faith. I live my faith by living what I believe, serving, and being an example to others.