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Hi I'm Paige

I grew up in Vancouver, Washington. I come from a wonderful, loving family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am going to college, majoring in Elementary Education. I've always wanted to be a teacher, and I'm really excited for the chance to make a difference in the lives of the kids that I will teach! You could say that I'm your average girl. I love to sing and dance. I went on tour with my High School choir to Canada, San Francisco, and Seattle. Most of my performances since then have been in the shower. I also love to read. I come from a big family. I am the fifth out of seven kids, which puts me right in the middle. Stereotypically people don't seem to like being the middle child, but I am just the opposite! I love it! Being right in the middle allows me to have good friendships with all of my siblings. My siblings are my best friends. I would tell them anything, and my most treasured memories are the times that we share all together. They set wonderful examples for me, and have helped me to become who I am today. So, aside from going to school, pursuing my hobbies, and spending time with my family, I love meeting new people and making new friends. I've had amazing roommates at Brigham Young University-Idaho. We've had our share of fun, keeping out of trouble of course! We've had many wonderful adventures together, and I'm sure we'll have many more. So with the support and love I receive from my family and friends, I'm just dancing through life, looking forward to a very bright future.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the greatest joy in my life. I have the answers to questions that so many people are searching for, such as "Who am I?" "Where do I come from?" "What happens after this life?" And the one that means the most to me, "What is the purpose of this life?" I know that I am a daughter of God, who loves me, and I love Him. He is my creator, my Father. He leads and guides me through this life. He has a plan for me, and if I follow what I know to be right, I cannot be lead astray. I know that with His guidance I can be confident that I am exactly where I am supposed to be, when I am supposed to be there. That brings a peace and a joy to my life that is unparalleled. How can I believe in myself, if I do not live what I know to be right? Living the gospel of Jesus Christ means that I live honestly, I read my scriptures, I pray often, I love and serve those around me, and strive to be the very best that I can be. This allows me to live with a guilt-free conscience. It is a warm, bright, and wonderfully free way to live. I feel the love of my Savior and can recognize the hand of God in my life every day. It makes me feel loved, and lets me know that I belong. I am a Mormon, because I dare to believe. I have a brightness of hope shining like a beacon from my heart, and I allow it to guide me on safe paths though this life. I know the truth. I feel it, I love it, I live it. I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I feel like this is such a deep question it's hard for me to answer. I live my faith by always trying to do what I know is right. It's more than just making good choices though, it's a way of life. I learned pretty early on that it is not enough to just not do bad things, I also need to fill my life with good. So, I read my scriptures as often as I can. I pray sincerely, really talking to my Heavenly Father morning and night, and all during the day. I know He listens, and I feel Him answer. I try to be kind, I try to serve others, I always look for opportunities to be the best that I can be. I am far from being perfect, but that's part of life. It's a process, and we are constantly changing. Every time we choose to follow Heavenly Father, or to seek out light, we become a little bit more like our Savior, Jesus Christ. And every time we choose to be lazy, or to be unkind, or we make a bad decision, our lives become just a little bit darker. I live my faith by keeping a goal to constantly be progressing, by constantly looking up.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We do believe in the Bible as Holy Scripture, and the word of God. We teach and raise our children on Bible stories such as Moses, Noah and the Ark, the Children of Israel, and Jonah and the Whale. I personally love the accounts of the Savior's ministry found in the New Testament. The Bible is a beautiful witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and the Savior of the World. Show more Show less