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Hi I'm Mary Vance

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona. I love to dance and I'm a health and fitness guru. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to dance. I'm currently finishing up my undergraduate degree in Dance Education. I plan to teach dance in the school community when I'm done. Dance has helped me to discover some other hobbies and interests of mine. I'm a fitness and health guru. I love running, biking, hiking, swimming...and pretty much anything else that's active or outdoorsie that ends in "ing". I just love moving, getting out, and being active...what else can I say? I'm also very much into cooking and eating healthy foods that keep my body and mind feeling great! I'm always searching for new ways to incorporate healthy foods in my meal planning. Dance also brought me to new places. I went to China in 2008 to study dance with the students over there. This helped me to discover my love for those people and the culture that they offer. It also helped me to discover how much I love to travel and see new places. I served a mission for the church in 2010-2012 in the Michigan Detroit Mission. While on my mission, I took a break from dance, but I learned something that was more valuable. I learned about the importance of those around me. I learned how to love more fully like the Savior did and does. I learned that the gospel is the only true way to happiness in this life and the life to come.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it brings me happiness to live the way I do. The counsel that I have found through the modern day prophets, the Book of Mormon, and through the Holy Spirit, have led me down the correct path. I've lived it, and I know that this way of life is the true way to happiness. The Spirit has bore witness to my heart that it is true.

How I live my faith

Currently I do not have a calling in the church. I am living this summer in Michigan while I've taken up a nanny job. But one calling that I have no matter where I'm at in the world is to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. I took up this calling when I followed the example of Jesus Christ and was baptized by the proper priesthood authority as an 8 years old child. I try to uphold this calling by finding every opportunity to serve those around me. I try to talk kindly to and about others. I try to help uplift people's spirits where ever I go, whether it's the cashier at the grocery store, or the little boy I nanny. I try to share the gospel with those around me. I try to walk with Christ everyday by having good thoughts, reading the scriptures, and talking to my Father in Heaven in prayer.