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Hi I'm Gayle

I'm a scientist, a musician, and an avid reader. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love listening to music, particularly a good movie score. I love to read and will read almost anything that is "of good report or praiseworthy". I am a Graduate Student working on a Professional Science Masters in Applied Biosciences. While it has been crazy and stressful at times, I have enjoyed getting a chance to learn more things that I can later use to change the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the church is true. I know it in both my heart and mind. It is interesting to be a person of science and of faith. Some people, the more they learn about science the more that they say that because of this there can be no God. For me it is the exact opposite. The more I learn of how amazing our bodies our and how the natural world around us works the stronger my testimony gets becuase everything that happens is to intricate, complex, and amazing to have happened by accident. In the same way it is how I know the Book of Mormon is true. Joseph Smith who did not have much of a formal education could not have written the Book of Mormon. He did however translate it from gold plates. The logical part of my mind tells me all these things. But I have also had this confirmed to my heart. I have pray to know if the church is true, if the Book of Mormon is true, and if Joseph Smith is a prophet. I have been give the assurance is. I am a Mormon because I know that the gospel is true and that Christ is my Savior and that thru covenants made I can live with my family, my Savior, and my Heavenly Father forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by not doing homework on Sundays. Sometimes it has been hard. Doing a dual major as an undergrad meant that I needed to take 15-17 credit hours every semester for three years. On top of that many of my classes have been intense science classes that require a lot of homework and a lot of study time for tests. However, when I got into college I promised myself that I would never do homework on Sunday. The first semester doing this was the hardest because it meant that on Sunday my brain was thinking about the things I needed to be doing but wouldn't be doing. Some days it meant that I got up at 3:00 on Monday morning to study for my organic chemistry test at 7:30 that morning. Some days because of my own poor planning it meant that I did not get my homework done. But I have never regretted my decision. While I did not get an A in my organic chemistry class I felt in all my classes that I have done the best of my abilities. I have learned to enjoy the peace that I have felt by keeping the Sabbath day holy and I know that it has blessed my life.