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Hi I'm Veronica Weaver

I'm a student, a writer, and I love raising livestock, especially dairy goats. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised with my three sister's by our mother, with the gospel a central part of our lives. I feel eternally blessed everyday that I grew up with the knowledge of the gospel and to have such a wonderful Mother who led us and taught us by setting a righteous example. I was home schooled through high school as well as doing independent study. My family lived on a farm 45 minutes from any town and the demands of raising livestock (horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys) kept us away from the public school system as well as our mother's concern of peer influence. Family is incredibly important to me, and my sisters and mother are my best friends. They have supported me in all of my ventures and dreams and I could never imagine spending eternity without them. I have a passion and love for writing, mainly fantasy fiction. My other passion is animals. When I was sixteen I started work as a veterinary technician and two years later moved out on my own to work on a goat dairy and go to school. Ever since I was little I wanted to go on a mission so that I could share the incredible blessing of the restored gospel with others and now that dream is coming true as I leave everything behind, and for the next 18 months I will be serving in the Halifax Canada Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the gospel we use other people's testimony's to support us, but at some point we have to make that decision our own and become truly converted. I love the statement that everyone, even those born into the church, are converts. I am a Mormon because I know with the entirety of my heart and soul that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the restored gospel and the one true church on the face of this earth. I feel a similar conviction as to when Joseph Smith said, "I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it, neither dared I do it; at least I knew that by so doing I would offend God, and come under condemnation. (Joseph Smith History 1:25). Sometimes I wonder at the amazing blessings of the gospel and my heart aches as I see people struggling without it or when they choose to reject it and I am filled with gratitude to have such a blessing in my own life. I love my family more than I can say and to know that I can spend eternity with them as well as my future family is such a blessing in itself. I have seen the peace and the happiness the gospel brings to the lives of those it touches and I know that I am who I am because of it and I would be so lost without it. I have read the Book of Mormon multiple times and I know without a doubt that it is true and was translate through Joseph Smith; a prophet of God. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and everyone on this earth more than we can comprehend and that his son Jesus Christ is a distinct separate being who atoned for our sins so that through repentance we may one day return to live with them. I know that the Holy Ghost exists, I have felt the spirit upon many occasions and I can in no way deny that. I know too that President Thomas S. Monson is the current Prophet and that he has been called by God to be his mouthpiece on earth at this time. I am Mormon because I know the gospel is true beyond even a shadow of a doubt.

How I live my faith

I love being a member of this church! It is so amazing! When I moved out on my own I felt impossibly homesick but the next day I went to church and I felt so loved, I felt as if I belonged and had a home. I have always been shy and it has been hard to make friends, so I try to be conscious of others around me that might feel similarly and try to make them feel included so that I can return some of the generosity of those around me. I am serving as a ward missionary which I have enjoyed immensely. Working with the Sister's in our ward and investigators has been an amazing learning experience for me. I love family history work and have diligently worked on seeking out my ancestor's. I have been able to do/submit temple work for many of my ancestors and it has been such a blessing in my life. I am on our wards Temple and Family History committee and I love being able to help others find their own ancestors and take their names to the temple. Scripture study, keeping a journal, daily prayer, as well as taking full advantage of conference talks has blessed me beyond anything I could have imagined as well as striving to keep an eternal perspective in all that I do. I am preparing to soon serve for 18 months in the Canada Halifax (English Speaking) Mission.