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Hi I'm Carly Ballard

I'm from Salt Lake City, Utah. I am a future music therapist who is currently serving a mission in Minnesota. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love performing and writing music and I want to turn that love into a career by becoming a professional music therapist. I'm currently taking a break from college to serve an LDS mission. My favorite bands/musicians are Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, The Hush Sound, and Vitas. I also love reading, watching Doctor Who, and hiking.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised in the church, that's not why I'm a member. I know for myself that this church is true. I follow His gospel because it gives me great joy and peace in my life. I know who I am, where I came from, and who I can become. I know that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me. I'm so grateful to know that through Christ's Atonement, I can be clean and live with Them someday. I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to serve a mission for Him. While I was preparing for my mission, I noticed many blessings in my life and I grew closer to my Savior. I want to share the peace and happiness I have because of the gospel with other people.

How I live my faith

I was called to the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission and am a missionary serving Heavenly Father's children in small towns in Minnesota. I was the relief society pianist in my student ward at college. I am loving being a missionary and doing good to the people around me! It's such a wonderful experience to forget about myself in the service of others. I get the amazing opportunity to be a part of bringing people to the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ and watching the amazing changes that happen in their lives as a result.