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Hi I'm Courtney

I quilt, sew, cook, sing, draw, and craft. I love helping people. I love Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho. I love the beauty of it. I even served a mission in the beautiful state of Minnesota. I love music, movies, and making things. I draw, bake, and read for fun. I love sewing and quilting. So far I have made approx. 15 quilts. I like sewing things I can wear, such as costumes, skirts, dresses, and accessories. I enjoy anything that involves math or something to challenge the mind. Sudoku and mazes are my favorite. I'm not much of an outdoorsy person, but I do enjoy to be outside in warm weather. I have recently started to be closer to my family members and enjoy participating in activities with them. I LOVE Singing! I can sing a pretty good amount of songs. I sang in my high school choirs and in church. If there's ever an opportunity to sing, I take it! I enjoy singing songs from the 1950's and earlier. Although, I like to listen to a lot of A Capella groups.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but my mom was inactive and my dad was an atheist. I was baptized at eight like any other Mormon child, but when I was 10 we moved and I never went to church, because my mom wouldn't. Although my sister was active, I felt that I had to have my mom go with. It wasn't until I was almost 15 that I started going back. The young women's group came and invited me to mutual. I went and then to more, until I started to go to church all by myself, but I realized I wasn't by myself. I had friends there and everyone seemed just like family. Even after I moved to my current home, I still went to church every Sunday by myself. I was asked "why?" once by my bishop that I come alone to church. I told him "its because I feel peace when I'm in the lords house. I know that I belong here whether I come alone or not. I know that this church is the true church. Why avoid something so important? I love this church. I know that the savior died for me. The least I can do is follow his commandments and go to church". When I said this I was only 16. I understood what it took to be a member. I still feel that way and I have also grown to know of other true things. While being on my mission, I was told that Heavenly Father is blessing those I love, and when I returned home my mom has been going back to church for a year and is now actively attending church while serving as a primary teacher. My dad (who is an atheist) has accepted my choice to serve the Lord for the rest of my life and now is very supportive of everything I do in the Church. I witnessed miracles everyday on my mission and still do. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

With serving a mission, I learned many good habits, such as goal making, planning, daily prayer, and reading the scriptures with purpose. Even a little over a year later, I still keep up these good habits. Especially planning. Time Management is my favorite subject to talk about as a Study Skills Counselor. Its truly important to make sure we are being diligent throughout the day. Idleness brings pain, temptation, and judging thought about ourselves and others.

What is the Relief Society?

Relief Society is the group of women in each ward. They are the glue that hold the church together. They serve not only the sisters, but families of the ward and their own. They serve the children and the elders. Although many things have changed over time, the Relief Society has basically staid the same. They learn things that they will need to care for their families and others. Show more Show less