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Hi I'm Sister Chadwick

I grew up in Alaska. I have been called to serve a mission in Santos, Brazil. I am so happy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Abby. I am the second of six kids and I love it. I have many interests most of which revolve around sports and school. I love doing anything active, from camping and fishing, to playing soccer or frisbee, to no-touch-ground tag with my younger siblings. The last two years I've been attending college. I really like to learn so I'm having a hard time deciding what field to go into. I thought the more things I tried the more I'd know what I wanted to go into...that's partly true and partly not. The more things I try the more things I want to go into. My list of prospective majors is: Spanish, Art (Graphic Design or Illustration?), Anthropology, and Biology....and I might add a few more to the wishlist before I'm done with school. A part of me wants to be a perpetual student and get degrees in all of them...but that's not a very realistic dream from a financial standpoint. I will have to narrow it down to two and double major. But I don't have to worry about that right now. For the next year and a half I will be taking a break from school and will serve a mission in Santos, Brazil. I can't wait to share the gospel that is such a central part of me and my dreams and my happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon....I was born into a Mormon family, but that's not why I AM a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I have never been happier than when I follow the teachings of Christ, and his living prophet on the earth today. This gospel brings something into my life that I've never been able to find anywhere else. It has blessed me with a knowledge that there is something more to this life than just living. I love my family, and through the priesthood I can be together with them forever. The gospel brings love, hope, peace, and security into my life. I have found truth, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

At college I had the opportunity to serve as a leader/counselor/teacher to the women of the ward. We planned a lot of activities to help girls (we were all college aged) to get to know one another and have fun and develop talents and life skills (i.e. cooking). My favorite calling in the church has been as a visiting teacher. This is a calling that any sister can hold. As a visiting teacher you and your companion (another woman/girl from the church) visit another sister in the church. You visit her and build friendships and often share an uplifiting thought. The point is to help one another grow and come closer to Christ. It sounds like missionary work and preaching, but to me it is more about making friendships and then Christ works through you and the service you can give. It's more about ministering through service than about preaching the word. It has helped me to feel God's love for me and for those around me, allowing me to learn and grow in ways I didn't know I could. Mostly I live my faith by keeping the commandments of God and being happy about it. God has set standards for his children and by keeping them we find greater joy than we can ever find doing our own thing. I'm not doing anything earthshattering--I just try to treat others well, be honest, hardworking, and virtuous--and it brings me an indescribable amount of happiness. I'm not perfect, not even nearly so, but I'm full of hope and trust in God that I can continually become better.