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Hi I'm Abi

I explore. I serve. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in Pennsylvania with two loving parents and four other siblings... we like to call it organized chaos. I rowed and rock climbed all through high school and played the piano and violin. I currently am attending school at Brigham Young University, and just finished a semester abroad in Israel. I am studying Public Health and want nothing more than to serve people all over the world in whatever way I can!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church and have been a member all my life, but I have really had to study the scriptures and the doctrine to come to know for myself that this Church is true. I know that I want nothing more than to be with my family for eternity, and I know through this Gospel that that is possible. I have felt Christ's Atonement work in my life, through the power of the Holy Ghost. I love this church and the happiness that it brings to my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through example and service. Growing up in a place where there were only 3 other Mormons in your school, was different... sometimes hard, but it also taught me to be a strong example to my friends. They tempt me sometimes, but many have come to respect me for my choices. I also live my faith through service. Coming to college I realized that my true passion was service, whether they are people I know or not, I truly feel close to my Heavenly Father when I am in the service of my fellow men.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Mormons most definitely regard the Holy Bible as the word of God... if you look closely at the title of the Book of Mormon it says "Another Testament of Jesus Christ"that key word "another" is relating to the Bible, in that we are just adding the Book of Mormon as more scripture... not in place of. I spent my first semester as a sophomore in college in Israel where we studied the Bible and its teachings all semester long. I know that the things written in the Bible are true and they really did happen, the Holy Ghost has born witness of it to me. I also know that the Book of Mormon is just as true as the Holy Bible and that both are profound witnesses of Jesus Christ and his Gospel. Show more Show less