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Hi I'm Abby Hoskin

I'm a sweetheart, I enjoy the arts, my number one goal in life is to put smiles on people's faces, and I am a mormon.

About Me

I was born into the gospel, and it has been a guiding light for me throughout my whole life. My family loved me growing up, and that support aided me through my many learning experiences the have shaped me into who I am today. I was very quiet and shy as a child, and even though I am slowly overcoming it, I still hold on to many of those anxieties that have plagued me for most of my life. The Church of Jesus Christ is a very friendly and inviting community, and most of my very best friends were friends I met through the church. I would be alone and desolate if I hadn't made those friends, and for that I can never fully express my gratitude. I see every soul as a Child of God and try my best to understand and see the best in everyone, no matter how rough their surface. Because I felt like I was misunderstood for most of my life, I try to not let that happen to anyone else I meet. This goal has also helped me to overcome many of my social hindrances. One of the best ways I connect with those I meet is to practice using the pure love of Christ and seeing them as He would. I love the arts very much, especially music. I have been playing piano by ear since I was seven years old, and I can't study or concentrate well without classical playing quietly in the background. Music, especially piano, is one of the ways I feel Heavenly Father's presence the most. I play or listen to music whenever I need to wind down or feel the Spirit.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I'm not a convert. I was born into the church. There is no other life that I've known, so I admire every convert I meet and I praise you as well. Of course, it's not easy being a mormon. It was always most difficult at school. Back then, I didn't understand that standing out and not blending in the crowd is a good thing. Many times I was asked to swear or to watch a video that was funny to my classmates, but was extremely inapproprite. This gospel was and is my salvation, my sanctuary, and haven. At church you get a feeling of safety and love that you rarely find anywhere else. My sunday school lessons have tought me valuable life lessons. My favorite ones: Serving others, and smiling. To me, there is no better way to brighten up someone's day than to smile. I am trying to do everything I can to put smiles on other people's faces, wheather that means baking treats, cracking a joke, being understanding or simply doing a favor for a friend. This gospel encourages you every day to be your best, and to follow the commandments so you can be happy. Standing out because of your immense love helps others who are trying to find the same love. I know this is the true church, and I believe that there is no greater way to gain eternal happiness than through Christ and his atonement. I have gone through plenty of trials, but they have helped me realize my purpose in life: To shine with the light of Christ, and to stand as a witness of God, at all times, and in all things, and in all places. I will live this gospel for the rest of my life. Whether I'm a missionary or an ordinary Latter-Day Saint, there is no other life I'd rather live.

How I live my faith

There have been many moments where Jesus Christ's true gospel has saved me by giving my guidance and protection from the many trials and temptations I have experienced. Ever since I can remember, the gospel has helped me to be a better person that I could have ever been without it. I live the gospel every day of my life, whether I realize it or not. All of my daily yet minor decisions are little habits that I would not have applied to my life if they weren't for the Gospel. My religion has taught me to be better as a whole, not just a better church-goer. I can testify of that. There have been many moments if my life where I have not addressed the Lord for decisions, and the results have been debilitating. He knows me more than I know myself, and it has taking me many times of chastisement to finally admit that I don't know best. July 2015 at an Especially For Youth conference I received the strongest personal revelation I have ever experienced. Late afternoon I wandered back to my room with a strange feeling that I couldn't interpret. I walked back to my dorm, kneeled on the cold, tile floor, sobbing, and prayed to my Heavenly Father, asking Him why I was feeling this way. The message I then received was clear as day, "You are going to serve a mission." Up until that moment I had never considered a mission because I knew I would be too shy and inadequate. Yet, the message was so powerful, and the voice was clearly not my own. I then knew that this was precisely what the Lord had planned for me. When I selfishly decided to not go on a mission and attend school everything went to pieces. Now that I have finally decided to listen to the Lord's guidance and have been assigned to serve in the Washington Yakima Mission, I realize that putting aside the guidance Heavenly Father had given me made me lose sight of my relationship with Him, and my faith suffered as a result. I hope serving a mission will help me regain that precious relationship with Him again.