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Hi I'm Stephanie

I was born in Australia, into a family of members. I'll be serving as a full-time missionary from July of 2013.

About Me

I've grown up as part of a very loud, very close family. I worked full time after graduating from high school, and am planning on going to university after I've come home from my mission. I love music (particularly singing-I LOVE performing), reading, driving and spending time with people that I care about. I live with my parents, my younger brother and my two cats.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and had a love of the gospel from an early age. As I watched my parents/those around me live faithfully and learned the teachings they lived, I saw the benefits that came from doing so. The moment when I knew I'd be living it for myself happened on TFY ('Time For Youth', a five day church convention for 14-18 year olds). I stood with hundreds of other youth and we sang the words "we'll bring the world His truth". I felt the Holy Ghost witness the truth of the words we sang, and I felt Heavenly Father's love for me....and for all of us. I've found through experience that real happiness and satisfaction can come only when we live to the truth that we have. I know that the Saviour lives and loves me, and that He performed the Atonement so we can all have that happiness. All He asks in return is that we live as He has taught. I'm so excited about the chance to serve as a full-time missionary from July 2013 to January 2015. I have been blessed with so much, and I see this as an opportunity to show my gratitude to my Father in Heaven. I also know that lives change for the better when people follow the Saviour. I want to be able to give families and individuals the chance to have the peace and the joy that I have felt.

How I live my faith

One of the things I've really enjoyed through church is the opportunity to get involved in different areas and have a lot of new experiences. I've played hymns for Sunday meetings for the last five years, I've sung by myself and as part of a choir at different events, I've taught classes for people of all ages, I've given talks in meetings, I've been involved in service projects and (one of my favourites) been a counsellor on a youth convention-definitely one of the hardest but most rewarding things I've ever done. For about twelve months I was responsible for organising activities for the female members of the church in our local area. This involved coming up with events that would appeal to women from eighteen to over eighty years old. I learned a lot through finding ideas that were not only enjoyable, but also productive and uplifting. These were a great chance for women to bring their family or friends who weren't closely familiar with the church organisation or teachings. I've been fortunate enough to learn from women of all ages as I visited them, or were visited by them. I've made amazing, fun, faithful friends as different activities have brought us together.