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Hi I'm Sam

I've lived all over. I love to learn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! I don't even know what to put here! I guess that I'm just a regular person, enjoying life. I love to read, listen to music (movie soundtracks for the win!), and hang out with friends. I'm currently a freshman in college, majoring in Physiology & Developmental Biology, with the hopes of attending medical school upon graduation (at least that's the plan for now). In high school I was involved in band, swimming, student government, and speech and debate. Speech and Debate were my passion, and greatly broadened my understanding of the world around me.

Why I am a Mormon

Where to start! I love my faith and church more than words can express! In some religions, the more you learn about your church, the more uncertain you become. It's exactly the opposite for me. The more I learn about my church and Christ's gospel, the more I know of their truthfulness and authenticity. They really are something special and unique. I guess the biggest reason I'm a Mormon is the happiness that Christ and His gospel bring into my life. I know I can be forgiven when I don't choose the right, and that God will welcome me back with open arms. I know that I am the child of a loving Heavenly Father, and that my purpose here on Earth is to become more like Him. Having a knowledge of how I came to be and my purpose here on earth is very inspiring to me, and gives an uplifting perspective on life that is pretty unique to this religion.

How I live my faith

Now that I'm at college in a 'Young Single Adult' ward (which actually isn't nearly as scary as it initially sounded), I have a lot more responsibilities at church than I did back home. I'm the executive secretary for my ward, which is a fancy way of saying I schedule appointments for the Bishop and attend meetings that help everything in our ward run smoothly. I also home teach, which entails visiting assigned members, being their friend, teaching them messages from God's living prophet, and making sure everything is going well for them. I live my faith in this regard in that I try to do my best at the "callings" (that's what we call them) I've been given. While church callings are certainly important, I don't think they're the defining aspect of how I live my faith. Some of the most important things for me are making sure I'm living in a way that makes me and my Heavenly Father happy. I'm certainly not perfect (alas, no one beside Christ and God is), but try hard to live in such a way that I feel God's love in my life. I read the Book of Mormon daily, and gain inspiration from it's wisdom and power. I try to live the doctrines of love and repentance it contains, and then reflect this in how I treat other people. This, to me, is the most important part of living my faith.