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Hi I'm Tabitha

I grew up in the mountains, and will start a mission in Guatemala City Central this August. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Uintah mountains in Utah, and I love the mountains, the ocean, and London. My hobbies include traveling, exploring, skiing, art, music, reading, writing, film, and general adventuring. I've just finished my sophomore year at Brigham Young University, after going on an incredible London Study Abroad fall semester, and I will be starting a full-time mission for the church in the Guatemala Guatemala City Central mission this August.

Why I am a Mormon

I am not a Mormon because the church teaches that families can be together forever. I am not a Mormon because the church teaches that we are children of God, nor am I a Mormon because the church teaches that by applying the Atonement to our lives, sinning doesn't damn us, but instead temporarily pauses our progression. I am not a Mormon because I heard these things and I liked them, because I heard these things and thought, "I want that." These are truths I know innately, because these are things that make perfect, eternal sense to me. I am a Mormon because the fact that the church teaches them shows me that this is God's church on Earth. I grew up with these truths, but as I studied them, I found that they are innate truuths, that they are things that billions of people across time and space have believed, that this wisdom exists everywhere, in different words. These eternal truths have been discovered by people with no resources, with no teaching - they are truths they found within themselves: "I am divine." "Change is the only constant." "Happiness is a choice." "Everyone deserves a second chance." I have found that these truths can be found in their purest, clearest form in the church. I am a firm believer in the potential of every person, in the worth of every soul. You know those moments where you feel a complete oneness with everyone and everything? You've just ascended a summit, or you've overcome a challenge, or you've fallen in love or you're with your family, or you've even just in a yoga class. Without the church, those are just beautiful moments. With the church, they are a daily reality. To me, being a Mormon means knowing everything will work out. To me, being a Mormon means connecting with my humanity. To me, being a Mormon means never being lost for long. I am a Mormon because the practices and doctrine of the church remind me every single day that God and His Earth and His people are beautiful, indeed.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading my scriptures, primarily The Book of Mormon, although I am deeply in love with the New Testament in the Bible. I live it by praying (constantly) to God, trying to remain in constant contact with Him and His wisdom. I live it by trying my hardest to love others wholly and unselfishly. I currently live in the ward I grew up in, but in August I am leaving to serve a mission in Guatemala City, Guatemala, where I will work all day, every day to bring the people of Guatemala to Christ. The word "mission", while so common in the church, is a bit of an out-of-place one in day-to-day dealings. It brings to mind phrases such as, "Your mission, should you choose to accept it...". While my life is not a James Bond movie, the phrase kind of has the same meaning for me. My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to bring pure, unfailing strength and joy to the lives of others. I am thrilled to be going.