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Hi I'm Abbey Lee

I grew up near Seattle. I love music, reading, writing and people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in western Washington, a place that is very dear to my heart. I love to write short stories and poetry. I love music! I love long drives because it is a great excuse to listen to my own music and sing along really loudly. I love going to plays, jazz concerts, hanging out with people, fashion, laughter, baking and sharing it with others and I love to be around the people I love. My family is the most important thing in my life. I have many good friends, by my mom will always be my best friend. They are the ones who strengthen me when I want to give up and who encourage me to keep going.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to two amazing parents who both grew up in the gospel and were married in the temple. They raised my brothers and I to understand the basic principles and doctrines in this religion. But, I still reached a point in my life where my testimony was no longer sustained by what they had taught me. I sought out for myself to understand what I had been taught was true. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was the word of God. Because I have gone through my own conversion, I know that this gospel is true. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ and that he helped restore the true gospel to the Earth. I know that Christ died for me, my sins, pains, infirmities and sicknesses - he's felt them all. And because of that I can have the joy of one day returning to my Heavenly Father because my mistakes are made right through Christ. I know that we have the Priesthood authority from God and it blesses my life as it does others. I am a Mormon because I know that this is the way back to Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I am now serving a full-time mission for the Church in Nevada. Deciding to go on a mission was the hardest decision I've made so far. But as I kept thinking about it, it just felt like the path I needed to go. My family dropped me off on the curb at the Missionary Training Center and I sobbed, embarrasingly sobbed and I didn't stop for a really long time. For awhile I couldn't figure out why I was upset. I knew the Church was true, I thought it was the path for me but I hadn't truly commited to it. I also realized that I hurt because of the separation of my family. I didn't think I would be one of those people who missed their mom but I was! I had lived on my own for years but somehow this was too much separation. Because of this, I wondered if I had chosen the right path for my life. But I did. And that is what I discovered while in the MTC. As I learned and studied, my testimony grew stronger. I recognized the hurt that I had for leaving those who I loved, but began to be excited for the adventure that was ahead of me. I live my faith by doing what Heavenly Father would have me do, serve a mission and completely devote my life to bringing his children to the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I want everyone to have the option to come closer to Christ and recieve the joy it brings and to feel the Atonement of Christ taking part in their lives.