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Hi I'm Hillary

I grew up in Rye, CO. I went to college at Brigham Young University-Idaho for Animal Science. I am proud to be a Mormon!

About Me

One thing that I've learned lately is how to love learning. I am a student studying Animal Science, and I love it! I am very passionate about horses, but I just love all animals. When asked what I want to do "when I grow up", all I say is that I don't really know, I just know that I want to do something with animals. In my spare time, I enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee, riding horses, reading, and crocheting or sewing. I am currently serving my mission in the New York New York North mission, and I love it! It is the best feeling to be able to help bring people to Christ, and to witness the change that comes as the accept Him in their lives! Everyone should take the opportunity to serve the mission when they get it. I know it will forever change your life, just as it has already changed mine.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was born and raised in the Gospel, but I didn't really gain a testimony for myself until just a few years ago. I used to think that my happiness would come from hanging out with my friends and dating, but I've realized that there is so much more to life than that. Although I still enjoy spending time with my friends, I know that's not where happiness come from, happiness comes from keeping the Lord's commandments, and serving Him. I hold the Gospel so near to my heart. I love the Lord and His son, Jesus Christ, with my whole being. I love the joy that it brings me, and that through this Gospel I will be able to live with our Heavenly Father again. I love the comfort and peace that I feel every time I pray or read the scriptures. I can't even imagine my life without the church.

How I live my faith

One of the things that I love the most is serving others. In the past I've served in my church over all of the women. I've been in charge of making sure all of them have the things they need, and helping them if there was ever a need. Service activities bring me so much joy. I love serving others, because I love to see them so happy, and I love serving the Lord. That is one reason why I'm so excited to be on a mission. Every day of my life for the next 18 months is going to be devoted to serving the Lord. I can't think of a better, or more rewarding way to live. Doctrine and Covenants 18:16 16 And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!