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Hi I'm Audrey

I love music. I write songs on the guitar and piano. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a college student for three and a half years now, but I still have a lot to go. I want to teach children with autism one day, but I still have at least three more years of schooling before I get my Master's degree. I really want to be a wife and a mother one day. I am preparing myself each day to go to the Temple and receive all of the blessings I've been promised. I am currently planning on serving a mission and am in the process of turning in my papers. I'm beyond excited! I love music. It has been a huge part of my life since I can remember. I've played the piano since I was five, and I started teaching myself guitar when I was sixteen. I write my own music and hope to do something with it one day. You never know. I love listening to music as well, all kinds of music. I feel like I always have music constantly surrounding me, and when it's not, there is always music playing in my head. I often times sing out loud, without knowing it, regardless if I am in public or not. Yeah, I'm one of those people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church and have always had a firm belief in its truthfulness. My mom was raised in the Church, but my dad's side of the family was unfamiliar with the LDS faith. My dad is now an active member, but the majority of his family still are not. Growing up, I have always been able to see such a vast difference in the lives of my family who have the Gospel and those members of my family who do not. While I love all of my family dearly, I have seen many cousins, aunts, uncles, and even grandparents struggle with alcoholism, abuse, drugs, depression, mental illnesses, divorce, and other unimaginable trials. Many of them seem so lost, while my mother's side of the family has all been born and raised in the Church and continue to live the Gospel. It's so easy to see the joy and fulfillment that the Gospel brings into each of their lives, as well as my own family's lives. Over the years, I have prayed to my Father in Heaven and asked to know beyond a shadow of a doubt if this Church is His true Church, and He has answered. There have been so many experiences in my life that I cannot refute where I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life, and He has answered my prayers repeatedly and unmistakably. This Gospel is true. The Book of Mormon is true. It has changed my life and filled my soul with such unimaginable joy, and I cannot wait to share that joy with as many people as I possibly can while I am serving a full-time mission.

How I live my faith

It wasn't until recently I learned what an important role service plays in my faith. This Church is Christ's church and His whole life revolved around serving and loving everyone. Naturally, it should be obvious that we should follow His example and do the same, and yet I didn't really clue into that until a couple of years back. At some point, I realized that I might not be the only one out there who is struggling. I became more and more aware of others around me, and that was when I noticed that, if you are really paying attention, you will find people who need a hand, a smile, a friend. They were right in front of me the whole time, but I had been too self-involved to notice. Ever since, I've done all I can to not only notice those who may need help, but constantly seek after ways to serve. I am a peer mentor, a future missionary, and a friend. Each day that I strive to help and serve others, I feel myself coming closer to Christ. I feel His love for me. In addition, my love for the people around me grows stronger, and that love I have for them makes me want to share the source of all my happiness and joy. That source is this Gospel. I know it is true, and my faith in it grows each time I show my love for others.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Audrey
Honestly, I have found through praying and talking to God continually that He hears and answers my prayers. I have started keeping a journal of all the times He has answered my prayers and it has really helped me to see that He really is there listening to us and watching over us, and even more than that, He loves each one of us individually and is aware of the trials we face. Each time I pray I feel such unmistakable peace and comfort, I cannot deny that there is a God. Show more Show less