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Hi I'm Donna

I'm from the United Kingdom. I'm a student nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I study at the University of Manchester and I am studying to become a nurse. I recently got married in March, and so am happily married. I enjoy keeping fit and healthy, spending time with my family (especially my gorgeous 3 month old nephew!), and love the piano (unfortunately I cannot play). I hope to learn one day.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into to the church and so I have always been a Mormon. However, there was a time in my life when I had to decide for myself whether I wanted to continue on going to church with my parents, or to go my own way. When I was 16 years old, I met a friend who was a great example to me. They read their scriptures often and 'had something about them' that I really liked. I wanted to be happy and confident like they were, so I tried reading the scriptures for myself. It took me six months to finish reading the book of Mormon. I enjoyed reading and felt good when I did, and this prompted me to keep going to church, but this time, for the right reasons, instead of just wanting to go see my friends in young women's. I began to learn about Christ and His teachings, and my testimony grew. When I was 17, I started college and suffered from depression following a difficult time in my life. The only thing that got me through was my testimony of the Gospel. I knew that I was not alone, and never would be, and that He would help me through this difficult time. These two experiences have provided me with a solid testimony that have helped me through all the difficult times in my life. Even when I am reading my scriptures or praying less than I should be, these experiences and truths are so embedded within me that I could never turn my back on them. I am so grateful to be so lucky by having this incredible gift in my life.

How I live my faith

I have two callings in my ward. The first; young women's counsellor. I really love this calling and the girls and other leaders and I have a lot of fun together. I strive to attend the Wednesday youth activities and teach lessons for the girls on a Sunday. This not only helps the girls to form friendships within the church whilst helping them grow their testimony, but also strengthens my testimony. There is so much to learn from today's youth. My second calling is a ward missionary. I find this calling difficult at times, as it is hard for a sister to go out teaching with the missionaries if there are no sister missionaries, or there is no other brethren to attend with me. When I do get to teach with the missionaries though, it helps remind me why I am a Mormon and how lucky I am to know the truth. I always feel happy, peaceful and blessed when I do missionary work. My husband and I always try to feed the missionaries as much as possible too. We feel they are not just missionaries in our ward, but our friends too. I try to live my faith by doing my callings, but also attending sacrament regularly each Sunday, and by reading my scriptures and praying regularly. My husband and I also pay our tithing every month (10% of what we earn each month) This can be really hard sometimes, especially when I am busy, or tired, but I keep trying to do these things as much as possible, and I always feel the benefit of them when I do them. When I do the right things, I always feel the presence of the Spirit much stronger in my life.