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Hi I'm Abbie

I've grown up as a LDS. I love dance and the arts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student at my local school and currently studying for my upcoming exams. I love dance and have been dancing since I was 3. I do ballet, modern, street jazz, pointe and tap. When I was about 9 years old I auditioned for the a place in the Junior Associates section of The Royal Ballet School in London. Sadly, I didn't get in, but it meant that I had the chance to do more things at my normal dance school. I have recently taken a vocational exam in ballet, which is aimed for professional dancers wanting to take exams, and so I am now partially qualified to teach ballet. I also play the piano and enjoy singing. I have three younger brothers who all also enjoy athletic activities.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My parents had both joined as children and so they were already members of the church when I was born. I've been brought up surrounded by the teachings of the gospel and the example of others who share my beliefs. As I have grown up, my belief in Christ and my Heavenly Father has grown too, and I know that they both love me and that I am a child of God. I think that it's wonderful to have something you can believe in and learn about. It gives you hope and a knowledge as to what is to come and also gives you an answer as to why we are on earth. The friends that I have in the church are wonderful and it's so nice to have the support of those your age who share your beliefs. As a whole, I think that the knowledge I have gained in the church helps to keep me happy and positive. The gospel is such a great part of my life and I couldn't imagine what it would be like to live without the knowledge I have. I love the church and its teachings. It brings me so much joy and happiness and it helps me to appreciate myself more. The gospel really has played a huge part in my life.

How I live my faith

I am currently a part of youth-the teenage class-and it's great! I have such good friends in my class and also friends from other nearby areas. I am a ward chorister or, in other words, I conduct the music some months at church. I am also responsible for all the girls aged 14-15 in my ward. I try my best to go to as many activities as possible and we have regular ones every Thursday evening. Weekday mornings I go to early morning Seminary before school. Seminary is a time that 14-18 year olds study the Bible and the Book of Mormon and have lessons based around the teachings in the scriptures. The church gives us teenagers plenty of chances to see our friends from other places in the UK and also strengthen our faith together. I really love the camps we have where boys and girls split up and spend the week doing activities that teach us new things, and get us to know each other better. Camp really lifts our spirits and leaves us feeling happy and motivated to be more in tune with the teachings of the gospel. In my ward, there are only two teenage girls who go every week, including me, which some of my other church friends think would be quite hard to deal with, but I love it! I have managed to develop such a wonderful friendship with Bethany (my fellow young woman) and that gives me something to rely on when I feel down or upset-Bethany and my young women's leaders have always been there, and so have helped me to strengthen myself as a person. And I am really grateful for that.