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Hi I'm Thea

I was born and raised in Arizona. I go to school at BYU Idaho where I am studying dance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love meeting new people, trying new things, and experiencing life to its fullest. I love singing, acting, and dancing (especially tap, clogging, world - like Indian, African, Scottish, etc. - , and swing!). I've taught dance out of my home a couple times over the summer and I hope to one day open up my own performing arts school for underprivileged and deaf kids. I like learning languages, I am currently working on french and sign language, and I also love reading and writing and am currently writing a book of fiction. I also like juggling and contact juggling (if you've seen the movie The Labyrinth, it's what the goblin king does with the crystal balls) and learning about new cultures and travelling. I love people and discovering how they work, what they think, and why they do what they do. We are all so different and have such different stories and it's fascinating to see how each person is different and unique. I'm currently going to school at BYU Idaho and I've worked many different places, the most exciting being the Arizona Renaissance Festival, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, and Disneyworld! I did the Disney College Program where I was a Fairy Godmother in Training at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Cinderella's Castle and I did little girls' hair, makeup, and nails, and turned them into princesses. It was the best job ever! I love my church and am always very involved in its activities. I know this church is true and it will change your life! :)

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I've read the Book of Mormon, I've prayed about it, I've asked God if it is true, and I've received a witness that it is. When I read that book, I know that the things being read are true and that they are things that I need to hear. Even though I've read it multiple times, every time I do, I take away something different based on what I'm going through at the time. No other book has given me more hope, faith, or love for myself and for my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ than that book. I've heard the testimonies of others and that confirms to me too that this is God's true church on the Earth. I've seen this gospel change people's lives and it's changed my life. It's shown me that there is always hope no matter what you are going through or what may have happened to you. It's shown me that you are never too far gone to change your ways and come back to Christ who loves you and wants to help you if you will only let him. It's shown me that it's okay if I'm not strong enough to handle this life on my own because with Heavenly Father on my side, I can never fail. And it's shown me that no matter what I do, God will always love me, he will always be there for me, and he is proud of me. All I want is to return to him and because he wants that too, he has provided a way for me to do that. All I have to do is follow the path that he has set down for me.

How I live my faith

I love serving in my ward and have had many different callings through out my life. As I love music, I have been the chorister for Sacrament Meeting (our first church meeting) which I thoroughly enjoyed. I don't know how, but every week I would pick the music and it always seemed to fit the theme of whatever was being talked about. I have been in charge of planning family activities on Monday nights as well as been a part of the Compassionate Service Committee whose job it is to visit and take care of those who we find out are sick or in need of comfort or a friend. I've been a teacher for the women in my ward as well as in the presidency, leading and guiding and loving them to the best of my ability. Although there were times I felt like I wasn't adequate for the position or that I couldn't do it alone, God would always help me so that I could help those girls. Even though I have participated in my church for most of my life, the way I live my faith the most is by just trying to be a good person everyday. It's not what you say, but what you do that matters, and if you live what you believe, you are not only being an example to everyone around you but proving to the world that you're not just doing it because someone else told you to, you're doing it because it's what you believe and what you want to do. I live my faith by making sure I am constantly aware of others and seeing how it is I can best help them. I live my faith by not judging people before I get to know them and by not judging them when I do because it is not my place. I live my faith by always trying to do what's right even when it's not the most popular thing to do at the time. But most of all, I live my faith by making sure everyone knows that they are a son or daughter of God and that, even if they don't believe it, they deserve to be treated that way.