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Hi I'm Chalese West

I'm from a small town in Idaho. I'm a Wildlife Science major and a spritnter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from a small town in Idaho. I'm definitely a country girl. I love being outdoors and doing things like hiking, horseback riding, swimming and wake boarding. I also love animals. So I decided to major in Wildlife Science. I worked for Utah's Division of Wildlife Resources for 2 summers while working on my degree. We surveyed big game habitat areas all over Utah.I also love sports. I especially like watching football and basketball. I played soccer in high school. I'm also a sprinter. In high school I ran the 100m and 200m then switched to the 200m and the most painful race the 400m in college. I like to push myself and try to do the best I can in everything I do. But I decided to take a break from all that for a year and a half to serve my Savior, Jesus Christ by going on a mission to Japan! I love my Saviour more than anything else and I'm glad I get to serve Him.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born of "goodly parents" who are both Mormons (1 Nephi 1:1). So you could say I grew up a Mormon, and in a Mormon community. But because I grew up in a Mormon community I was able to realize that everyone has to be converted for themselves. Growing up I saw people who chose not to to follow the example of their parents. But from the time I was young I decided I wanted to know for myself if it was true. So I read the Book of Mormon and I prayed to know if it was true. And I received an answer from God. I didn't hear a voice or see an angel. But in my heart I felt good. That's the only way I can describe it. I've had a lot of experienced with prayer and feeling the Holy Ghost. When every I read the words of Christ in the Holy Scriptures and pray with real intent I feel God's love for me, and I can't deny that feeling. I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ so much, and I know they love me too. I know that Heavenly Father (God) loves all His children, that includes everyone, me and you

How I live my faith

I strive to follow my Savior's example and keep the commandments He has given. He said, "He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me" (John 14:21). I want to show my love for Him by keeping His commandments. I'm far from perfect, but I try everyday to share His love with others by loving and serving them. I read His words in the scriptures and pray daily. As a missionary I'm trying to heed His call to "feed my sheep" (John 21:15-17).