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Hi I'm Cheyenne

I am a student athlete, an avid XC Runner. An amateur photographer. I am a little bit of a health nut. I love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Cheyenne. I like to read and eat delicious, healthy food - yogurt is my favorite. I have played soccer and I have run all through High School. At the same time. Club Soccer and Cross Country. Track and High School Soccer. I was Valedictorian of my Senior Class, God somehow allowing me to maintain my grades even with a busy sports schedule. Of course, I know that He helped me through it all. Every late night of homework and studying was preceded by at least one chapter from the scriptures. I played soccer and for the longest time I believed I would play soccer in college, but then I started running and was blessed in my ability to run. So it changed everything. Now, running is the best! I love it; it is so much more than a bore or than punishment. Running allows me to enjoy all of the beauty Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, created in the world around me. It is a time where I can think about my life, where I can become closer to God as I face pain and doubt and finally, joy in the end. This blessing to be able to run has gotten me into college, and once I am there I know I will need Him more than ever. I will be the only Latter-Day Saint on my XC/Track team. I love people and I love learning about other cultures and religions. I love to learn. Period. I have great plans for my future. I want to help heal children - by being a doctor someday. I have my whole life ahead of me. It is crazy how quickly it's come. I am a Mormon - I know it. I live it. I love it. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I know that a lot of people are born into the church and that some don't even think anything of it. I was born into the church and, though many say this, I honestly can say I do not know where I would be or what my life would be like without this gospel. Even being raised believing in this church, I went through a time where I doubted things, where I wasn't sure if it really was true. I wasn't sure if the Book of Mormon was really true. I didn't know if there really were prophets today or what my purpose here was. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be or how anyone one person could love me enough to forgive me of my mistakes. Heavenly Father works in mysterious and wonderful ways. In all of this time of doubt, I was challenged in seminary to read the Book of Mormon, to study it earnestly and pray as I did so. I began to study, half heartedly at first and then, as I was reprimanded, indirectly, in a church meeting about not truly reading, I turned myself into the scriptures and studied them with true purpose of heart. I studied and I learned and I was filled with the peace the Spirit brings, I was kinder to my siblings and parents, to my classmates, I did better in school. When I finally finished, in the middle of the night one day, I was overwhelmed, I sank to my knees by my bed and, because I could not speak, I prayed from my heart to know the truth of my doubts. I learned that there are prophets today who bring us Gods word right now. I learned that I have a purpose and that all of our lives have purpose. I learned the Book of Mormon is true, it is another testament of Jesus Christ. I learned that my Savior, Jesus Christ, is my Redeemer, my Mediator and my Brother. I learned that He took on all of my sins and the sins of the world so that I could repent and still be clean of them. I learned that I could live again if I would follow Christ and His example. I learned that I am a child of God, that I can be perfected. I learned faith and true happiness.

How I live my faith

I have noticed how people would begin to watch me when I told them I was a "Mormon." I try to be an example of the believers and of Christ and a worthy member of the church. Also, I have realized how much the things I do influence others and how I can help others do and be better through my own example. Because of this, I have made an effort to live the gospel, to keep the commandments, to read my scriptures and be kind, loving and respectful to others. I try to share my testimony often and every day I work for patience and understanding. Participating in church activities is one way I live my faith and one way I have learned to live it better. These gatherings help me to see that I am not the only one who has to fight every day temptations, it reminds me that we are all human, that we are all beloved children of Heavenly Father and that each and every person deserves the absolute joy that comes from having the true gospel.