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Hi I'm Aubz

I am a leadership mentor. I am a redhead. I love music and the mountains! I am part of big awesome family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a university student and served the Adratic North Mission. I love the mountains. I would be lost without them, literally. I'm terrible with directions. I love my guitar and hope to one day learn how to make my own guitar. I like to read books and to spend time with people. My biggest fans and best friends are my older brothers. I have five of them! My family starts with a girl, my half sister, and ends with a girl, me, and in-between are boys. I have one brother-in-law, 3 sister-in-laws, and 15 nephews and nieces (My oldest nephew is only 4 years younger than me) I love them all very dearly! We all have a love of trains, soccer, and red Radio Flyer wagons! When I was about 5 years old, I started art lessons and quickly became best friends with my mentor. She taught me in the medium of pencil, sculpture, paint, sewing, and we had even started on calligraphy! She was also my primary teacher at least twice. I spent a lot of my time with her. She sparked my passion for service, love, and the gospel. She was the first diabetic I ever knew, and died from complications when I was 15. To this day, she remains to impact my life. Although I know no longer draw or sculpt, I continue to see beauty in everything. I guess you could say everything is art. I love to sing, and hope to someday learn how to properly sing. I lose my voice often from singing so much. I'm a naturally loud person with a laugh to match. Friends and family can recognize it anywhere.

Why I am a Mormon

In college I have met many people who say "I'm not a Mormon, by choice." I'd say, "I'm Mormon. By choice." I was born into an LDS family. My mom is a convert from the east coast. My dad comes from a long line of Mormons on both sides. We even have ancestors on the Mayflower, including William Bradford, who you could say were the earlier pioneers. Both my parents have a firm testimony of the gospel. Though they raised us knowing right and wrong, they never would force us which way to go. They recognize the importance of a personal testimony. I had many experiences growing up that serve as testimony to His church and gospel, there came a point in college where I had to make a choice. I had just made it through a rough time. I thought I was out of the woods. I was glad I had made it through this trail. Then I got food poisoning. I was praying when a thought came. "There is no God." After that, I no longer felt the spirit in my life. What scared me most was that I was just fine. I knew I could break off from the church and live a happy life and if I chose to continue to follow Jesus, it may not be so easy. I was at a crossroad. I was being given the chance to make a choice for myself. I went to a musical fireside called "From Cumorah's Hill" that my sister had produced. I felt the spirit for the first time in a long time. I still struggled afterwards, but I knew I had felt it. I cannot deny what I know so deeply to be true. That is why I am a Mormon. By choice.

How I live my faith

I live my testimony in everything I do. It has become so much a part of me that I don't think I could have it any other way. I never it want it to! I serve my fellow beings in the little ways. I do participate and organize big service projects and events but I believe it's the little things that make a big difference. It's doing the dishes, smiling at people you pass, listening when someone else is talking, humoring a rowdy kid, and being honest that make a big difference. It doesn't even have to be as big as writing a note. I still have a picture of a stick person my brother drew for me back in high school. In my young single adult ward I served on the ward council and planned activities. My favorite part about that calling was getting to know people. I mean REALLY know them. Either by talking one on one with a fellow member or seeing everyone dress up as a nerd and talk about their geeky passions. I love working with my committee members! They were so helpful and each one brought something unique to the table. It was great to work with different minds to bring together the ward. Now I am serving a full time mission! I get to share the love of my savior with anyone and everyone! That's all I do. ALL DAY! It's an incredible work. I've learned that everything you do can have a big influence. Since deciding to go on a mission, my nieces have already begun to follow my footsteps by serving missions when they're old enough. The biggest testimony you can give are your actions

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Aubz
The current prophet is President Thomas S. Monson! He is the only priesthood leader on the earth today who holds and exercises all the keys of the priesthood. He has two counselors, President Henry B. Eyring and Deiter F. Uchtdorf. They make up the first presidency. They have the authority to be stewards of the church. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Aubz
No, Not all Mormons are required to serve. In fact, all missionary service is voluntary, including the full-time missions! We are not paid or drafted to serve missions. At the ages beginning at 18 or 19 years old we have the opportunity to serve 18 months to 2 years as full-time representatives of the Church. We do it because we want to share the good news with all who will hear! Show more Show less