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Hi I'm Audrey

Laughing is my favorite way to exercise. I love to dance in the kitchen while I'm making food. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the great state of Texas. I grew up in a Christ-centered home with 5 older siblings and loving parents. We loved to be goofy and eat interesting foods on Christmas. (like Korean, Mexican, Indian.) I have been dancing since I could walk and singing since I could talk. The things I love to do are: laugh, dance, talk, sing, cook, be active, and laugh, dance, and sing some more. I love to see the beauty in nature. One of my absolute favorite things is to get up early and watch the sun touch each of the mountains in Utah valley as it rises. My sister and I started being homeschooled at the same time, grade 4 for me. Because I was homeschooled until I left for college I had the opportunity to be with my mom and my sister a lot. I can tell that being around my mom helped me to love and appreciate her more. My dad taught me the value of manners and hard work (as well as my mom). I am also passionate about family and making a Christ-centered home in the future. I am a dance major at BYU and I love, love, love it! It was my dream to be a dance major at BYU for years, and when I thought it wouldn't happen anymore for a few reasons, Heavenly Father reminded me of my dream and made it possible. I know that Heavenly Father is involved in my life. There is no doubt about it. He has show He loves me by giving me loving parents, talents in singing and dancing, and my ability to connect with people through laughter and service.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this is Christ's church! Sometimes I am questioned on my sincerity of being a Mormon because I was born and raised in the church, but I take it to be a blessing. I grew up reading from the scriptures as a family and seeing my parents be an example in reading from the scriptures by themselves. I lived the principles I was being taught at home and church and found that I was happy! I know how to find out for myself if this gospel, this church, is true. I pray to my Father in Heaven and ask if it is. I have done this and I have felt the warm, loving, peaceful feeling the spirit brings. I know that the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contain the teachings of Jesus Christ and that it not only makes me happy, but that it will enable me to live with my Heavenly Father again. I am a Mormon because it is a clean, joyful life. I have never felt bad for keeping a commandment or saying no when I was skeptical about something. Living a clean, moral, and chaste life brings me joy and comfort, knowing that I am following the example of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

The best part of being a Mormon is that it isn't a Sunday religion. I live my religion every day as I pray night and morning, study from the Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, and teachings of modern prophets. I live my faith by serving my family, friends, and people on the street. I am learning more and more to have faith in Jesus Christ, and that includes being happy. I love what it says in John 16:33 where Christ says "These things I have spoken unto you that ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." A big example of how I live my faith is that I served a full-time mission in San Diego, California. I got to spend 18 months entirely devoted to telling people that the gospel of Jesus Christ will bless their lives! It wasn't easy, but it brought me a lot of joy. Or in other words, I got to be of "good cheer", knowing that Christ has overcome the world and I got to spread that news to all the people I could. In a smaller way, I live my faith by developing my talents. I have been blessed with the talent of dance, and I have been taking classes for years, trying to get better so that my talents can bless others. My goal is for people to see God and beauty when they see me perform. I live my faith by singing hymns as I'm walking down the street. I live my faith by being friendly. I live my faith by striving to be more like Jesus Christ.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Audrey
No, we are not all required to serve missions. We serve missions because we love the Lord and we have a testimony of Jesus Christ and want to share it with others. Missionaries generally serve from 19-21 and serve a period of 18-24 months. Show more Show less