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Hi I'm Sophia

Soon-to-be Elementary Teacher. Travel junkie. Philomath. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Native to North Carolina I'm finding it a little dry out here in the desert. I am studying Elementary Education-- it's my passion. I love working with children and service in general. I spent two months doing service work in Orphanages in Quito, Ecuador. I left my heart in that country. I love basketball, snowboarding, football and friends. I'm obsessed with words and their definitions, it's a problem. Reading, cooking, movies, talking, texting (communication in general) and walks are my favorite. Working hard or hardly working... I'm always trying to have a good time.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that there is a God who loves me. I believe that that same God is my Heavenly Father and that He sent His son to die for us. I know that Jesus is the Christ and that through Him I can be saved. I was born into a family that was blessed to have this Gospel and I was taught from a very young age of those pure and simple truths. As I searched the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon I came to the knowledge that there is a God, a creator of this Earth and I am His daughter. I know that this Gospel offers true happiness and Eternal Life if we strive to follow in Christ's footsteps. When I read the words in the Book of Mormon I feel peace and I cannot deny it's truth. I grew up in an area where there were not a lot of other members and as I was asked to define what I believed, my understanding grew. I know that all people are children of a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to live our lives in a way that we can one day return to live with him. I get a good feeling when I attend my church meetings and actively participate in them. I know that when I pray, my prayers are answered and that everything is going to be alright. I am a Mormon because searched, pondered and prayed and I can honestly stand and say I know this Church is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my love of service. I love doing things for others-- whether it be leaving a note on a friend's car or raking someone's yard there really is nothing better than being of service to someone else. I spent time in Ecuador serving some of the most perfect people I have ever met. I find that as I look to find the good in others, I am more aware of the love that our God has for all His Children. I work hard to show others that there is more to life than making the most money, being the smartest or prettiest. There is good in every day and I love trying to find it. I live my faith by being an active member in my community and country. I strive every day to live by the quote, "Stand for what is right, even if it means you are standing alone." Even though my faith brings me great joy it does not exempt me from worry and heartache. However, it does provide me a way to remain positive, upbeat and hopeful when things don't go my way.