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Hi I'm Courtney

I grew up in Southern California. I love all things outdoors. I love to laugh. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of six, with an older brother and a younger brother and sister. I grew up in the church. I attend Brigham Young University Idaho in Rexburg Idaho and I absolutely love it. I feel at home here. I am a junior studying health science and I plan to become a nurse. I love sports. I've played soccer my whole life and I love to snowboard. I enjoy watching baseball and am a die hard Anaheim Angels fan. I'm adventurous and have a bucket list full of things I'd like to do, like skydiving and swimming with sharks. I love to laugh, but I'd much rather make others laugh. People say I'm funny. I like to make any situation fun. I have recently been called to serve a mission in Yekaterinburg Russia and couldn't be more excited. I get to serve the Lord for 18 months and live in a foreign land that I know nothing about. What better learning experience is there? I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to LDS parents and raised in the church. I was baptized when I was eight, went to seminary all four years of high school and now I attend an LDS university. I didn't always have a testimony of this church though. I was doing all the "right" things just because that's what was expected of me. It took me making mistakes and figuring things out on my own to really help me understand the church and why I love this gospel so much. It took me almost 19 years to figure it out, but now I wouldn't want anything else. I'm a Mormon because I know what I've been taught is true. I know Jesus Christ died for each and every one of us so we can be made perfect. I have felt the atonement work in my life. That is what has gotten me here today. I'm a Mormon because I have prayed and felt the spirit testify to me that this is the true church on the Earth. I'm a Mormon because I have felt the love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me. I'm a Mormon because this church just completes me. It's a feeling that I can't even begin to explain but I would never want to be without. I'm a Mormon because I love this gospel with everything in me. I'm a Mormon because I choose to be.

How I live my faith

I attend my church meetings. I pray everyday. I study my scriptures. I serve those around me. I do what I can to be like Christ because that's what makes me happiest. I oversee and teach the women at church. I choose the right. I strive to be the best person I can be and I know that there is room for improvement every day. I try to love everyone and see the good in them.