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Hi I'm Savannah Rasmussen

Hi! I am from Rexburg, Idaho. I am attending BYU-Idaho. I love music, science, math and Sign Language. And I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a happy and fun person to be around! I really enjoy being around people and taking the time to listen to my friends and talk about how wonderful life is! I am the oldest in my family and I have one sister she is in Jr. High- School. I finished High School in Rexburg, Idaho in 2012 and since then I have been attending BYU-Idaho for my college career. I first started studying Architecture until I became more involved in languages, and have become fascinated with Sign Language, and have felt the spirit prompt me to learn it to the best that I can. I really enjoy music I was involved in all the music programs in High school including being a drum major for Marching band, a student director for pep band, and the vice president to our symphonic band. I play the flute, but a few more instruments as well. I enjoy playing with children, and teaching them, and especially hearing what they have to say. I love my family, I am blessed with an incredible family that I am able to spend much time with. I love outdoor activities, but also the indoor activities as well. On June 21st, 2013 I received my Mission call to Monterrey East, Mexico Mission and I am very excited! I know this will help me become who the Savior would have me become, and my learning will increase immensely. I leave November 6th for the Provo MTC. I am a spiritual person who just strives to do what is right, I am grateful for the opportunity to have Gospel in my life, and I love my Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon! I am so happy! I was blessed to be born into the Gospel, I have loving parents who were also raised in the Gospel. I have always had the Gospel in my life. However that does not mean I never had a conversion. Being a child I watched my parents and felt that I should be in church because they were, as I got older I started to realize that I have the agency to be who I wanted to be and believe in what I wanted to believe in. I had very good friends growing up who were also members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-saints, and they were always comforting and good examples to me. When I was baptized I chose to follow my Saviors example, and become like Him and teach of Him. and since I was baptized I have always wanted to be a believer. I am a Mormon because I know in my heart that it is true, I know in my heart from my personal experiences, that I am a child of God, and that I have divine potential, and that even though I have made mistakes and that I am not perfect, that He loves me, and wants me to be happy. I know that Heavenly Father wants me to be happy and follow His son Jesus Christ and return to Him. And I want nothing more than to praise His name and follow Him. Because it is good and I feel safe and I never feel alone when I am following the Commandments of God, and coming Closer to My Savior Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I know Christ died for me, and suffered for my sins, and I know that He is the only one that can feel what I feel and understand myself better than I do. I need Him, and I want nothing more than to serve Him and show Him that I love Him, and that is why I am a Mormon. I want others to experience the same feeling of love, including my own future children, and all my family members and that is one reason I want to serve a full time mission, to bring the World His truth, and share that great love Heavenly Father has for every single person in this world.

How I live my faith

Living my Faith is very important to me, I remember the statement "its not about what calling you recieve, or that one is better than another, but what matters is what YOU do in your calling to work with all your heart and strength to do the best you can for the Savior" This hit me hard and since then I have really tried to be the best I can be in whatever calling I am given. I do this by doing all the tasks I am asked to do with a willing happy attitude! and then some, meaning I try to find extra ways to magnify my callings. I try to never miss visiting teaching, and I try to always keep updated on their lives and become friends with them, even pray for them. when I was a Sunday School Teaching at my student ward on campus I did the absolute best I could to be prepared for lessons. This meant that I studied and prayed for my lesson, but when the time came to teach it I truly let the spirit take over, and let the spirit teach the students what they needed to learn. The spirit is the greatest teacher. and I remember being blessed by that calling because I was taught so much, even though I was suppose to be the teacher. Remembering Heavenly Father every day also helps me live my faith. Remembering that he is the reason I am who I am, and I have what I have gives me so much gratitude toward Him, and I can see more clearly why I must give to my community, ward, and every person on this Earth, that charity is so important. Praying out to Him every day to become what he needs me to be is essential, and scripture study to learn of Him and His words help me know what to do, and how to stay on the straight and narrow path. and also how and when to serve others. Temple attendance is another way I live my faith, by being worthy to serve in His house, being His guest, and loving Him enough to take the time to serve His children. I live my Faith, because I know I am a Daughter of God, who loves me, and I love Him, and it is important to me to stand a witness to Him at all times