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Hi I'm Samantha Dryden

I grew up in South Korea. I am missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Ukraine. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently finished my freshman year of college and I am now a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in Ukraine! I love being with my family, I love learning, and I love experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. I've been blessed to be able to travel the world, and I've lived in South Korea, Malaysia, and the United States. I'm the oldest of four kids, but even though I'm the oldest I learn how to be a better person each day through my younger siblings and their wonderful examples. My parents are my best friends and my role models. I take life one day at a time and appreciate every minute of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that this is the church of God. I'm Mormon because every time I read The Book of Mormon, or attend church, I feel the Holy Ghost telling me that it's true and I can't deny it. I'm Mormon because I can see people around me that are my age that don't have the gospel, and I see that they aren't happy. I am happy. Being Mormon brings me closer to my Heavenly Father. Being Mormon shows me how to have Jesus Christ as my best friend. Being Mormon teaches me that I am never alone. It teaches me how to love completely and be selfless. When I listen to the Holy Ghost and follow the commandments that God has given, I love the person I am. I am a Mormon because I truly love my God, and my Redeemer, and I ultimately want to live with them again someday.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church each week. I live my faith by reading scriptures and praying to my Heavenly Father each day. I live my faith by serving Him with all of my might and heart. I try to be an example to those around me in both words and deeds. I try to love others as Christ loves them. To truly live my faith, I strive each day to become more like my Savior. This brings me the most joy.