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Hi I'm Abigail

I grew up in Las Vegas. I teach preschool and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Abigail and before anything else I would describe myself as a big sister. I get so much joy from the relationship I share with my younger siblings they are my very best friends. Nothing gets me more excited than art! Unfortunately I was not blessed with artistic talent, but I could not escape my appreciation and love of art. I studied Art History in college and became enthralled with greats like Carvaggio, Rubens, Wood, and many others. I love watching movies almost as much as I love quoting them. Crocheting and reading are some of my favorite past times. And my favorite part of any day is singing along to the radio.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormon so I was born and raised a member of the Church. When I went to High School I began attending a daily youth religion class and something changed. The faith that had once been my parents became my own. I found that many of the struggles I faced as a teenager were not as bad when I applied the teachings of the Church. It also came to my attention that many of my peers seamed confused about who they were and what they wanted out of life. My answers to these questions came from the teaching of the gospel. When I boil it all down I realized that I was happier and my life was easier when I relied on and applied the teachings of the Church in my life. As I've grown older this testimony I gained as a teenager has only grown. I'm a Mormon and I continue in the faith because I have felt God's comfort and love as I have lived by the doctrines and teaching upheld in this faith. I know God loves me, I know I'm his daughter and I know He wants me to be happy. This knowledge is what motives me to keep my faith and it is continually strengthened through my obedience.

How I live my faith

Every summer I take one week off work to attend a church summer camp for the adolescent girls of my church in the community. I was able to attend this camp as a youth and it had a huge impact on my character and the development of my faith. We hiked, rappelled, learned survival skills, among other things which gave me lots of confidence as a young girl. I learned that I could do hard things and I could trust myself and my abilities. We also had campfire bible studies, personal time to reflect on our own devotion to and relationship with God, and other experiences that built my own personal faith. For the past several years I have been able to attend as a camp leader and it has been very rewarding providing similar opportunities for growth for many other young girls. Right now I attend a special congregation that is made up of all young single adults who range in ages from 18 to 31. My assignment in the congregation is to organize a weekly activity. We play games, have self improvement seminars, attend musical concerts, have pool parties and many other things. In this age group many in our congregation live away from their families and support systems. These activities provide an opportunity for us to meet together build lasting friendships and give those seeking it a support system a place to find it. Plus the activities are fun, keep us active, and out of trouble.