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Hi I'm Samantha

I grew up in Idaho Falls, attended BYU-I and am currently serving as a full-time missionary in the Mississippi Jackson Mission.

About Me

Currently, I am serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Mississippi Jackson Mission. I love being a missionary and bringing others to a knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I try my best to focus on the positive, be happy, and make an impact in the lives of those around me through small acts of service.

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I was a little girl, I believed in this church. My mother converted when she was 16 and her siblings followed many years later. In my searching to know if this church was true, I talked with my Methodist grandparents and attended several of my friends' churches including Calvary Chapel and a Catholic Mass. Throughout the course of my teenage years, I have had many confirmations of my own testimony. The first major experience occurred when I was thirteen years old. I was in my room watching a movie about Christ's life in the old world and his appearance to the people of the American Continent. After the movie was over, the Holy Ghost testified the truthfulness of the atoning sacrifice and the Resurrection of the Savior, Jesus Christ. A few years later, the summer before I turned sixteen, I had just finished the Book of Mormon. Upon reading the last chapter of Moroni, the Spirit bore witness unto me that this was a true book and through it, I could come unto Christ and help others come to this knowledge as well.

How I live my faith

Growing up a member of this church, I have learned many ways I demonstrate my faith. I always dress modestly and appropriate to show respect for myself, God, and the minds of others. In the church, I have served in several youth positions and callings that enable me to use my talents for the benefit of others, mainly piano. As mentioned above, I am preparing to serve as a full-time missionary. Through my speech and behavior, I show my faith and love for God.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

I've found that by following the teachings of the church and sincerely speaking to my Heavenly Father, I strengthen my relationship with him. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

When I study the scriptures, I find that my grades are better and I perform better on my homework. The spirit is in my life and I find answers to many of the trials that I face. I am able to face the world with a smile, even when times are rough. Through the scriptures, I can find peace in a world full of conflict. Show more Show less