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Hi I'm Summer

I grew up in Oregon and Utah. I've been homeschooled. I'm going on a mission to Detroit, Michigan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! I'm your pretty typical Mormon. I was fortunate to grow up in the LDS church. I'm the oldest in an imperfect but lovely family of four. I've been homeschooled all but one of your typical 12 school years. No I'm not a prodigy like most of my other homeschool co-op friends, but I love to learn, read and seek out truth. I love Speech and Debate, teaching, music, my family, my friends, my mentors and my dogs. My current story is probably like most other 18-year-old girls lately. My plan was to go to to college. But then that fateful day came - the prophet announced that 19-year-old girls can now go on missions! How convenient! I had always wanted to go on a mission, and now I could. So I scrapped my plans, got a job or two, and now I'm going to the Michigan, Detroit Mission! Couldn't be happier!

Why I am a Mormon

You must choose to do in order to become what you want to be. I want to be like God. That is His promise to us when we obey him. Through personal trial and error, I know that following His command is the only way that we can become like Him. I'm always amazed at how logical, structured, yet simple the gospel is. It saddens me to see people shying away from responsibility and morality. Right and wrong exist. Laws of God and the universe don't change. There will always be consequences whether we like them or not. Making excuses may avoid the consequences for a little while, but they always come. One thing leads to another and that is how it will always be. Fortunately, God has created a path for us, He's given us the rules. We can choose to follow or disobey them. He's shown us what leads to happiness, love and peace, and what leads to dissatisfaction, sorrow and anger. He also provided a Savior, so that if we do mess up, we can come back. I love the gospel's simplicity. I don't have to wonder or search. I have the truth. The hard part is to follow it and make my own life worth something to me, those I love, and God!

How I live my faith

I do my best to remember the small things. My mom has been the best example to me in doing this. I always see her going out of her way to serve others. She notices what others need, and then acts to fill that need. I'm sometimes reluctant to go to work, but I always know the value of it afterward. I've never regretted serving other people. The small things also include going to church, studying scriptures, uplifting others, showing gratitude, praying, obeying His commandments and most simply put: loving God and others. For example, my homeschooling group does a service trip each year. I was fortunate to go two years: first to Tijuana, Mexico, then to Rocky Point, Mexico. Both were amazing experiences. Being able to serve completely for a week straight was such a rush. I loved seeing how happy the people were after we had helped them. It's all about following Christ's example of pure love for all men. When I do that, happiness is the reward, usually immediate, but always lasting.