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Hi I'm Abbey

I am a student at MIT, but am currently serving in the Tacoma Washington Mission and ... of course, I'm a Mormon! :)

About Me

I'm just a girl who loves to smile and is always up for a challenge. I study Chemical-Biological Engineering and row with the MIT Crew team. I enjoy rowing, swimming, biking, laughing, making other people laugh, baking, and reading.

Why I am a Mormon

I truly believe that we are children of a loving Heavenly Father who has sent us to earth so that we can learn to become like Him. We learn through the mistakes we make, the examples we see, and the hard things we experience. None of us are perfect and that is why we need a Savior, Jesus Christ. He was perfect and He came to earth to show us the way, then he paid the price for all our sins and sorrows in the atonement. It is only through the atonement of Jesus Christ that we can be forgiven of our mistakes and grow to become like him. I know that He knows each and every one of us and loves us more than we can imagine. I know this through my heart. It is hard to describe exactly the feelings of warmth, love, joy, and peace that I feel, but through them, I can say that I know that God is real, he loves us and he has a plan for each and every one of us

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to be the best Abbey I can everyday. I love to talk about the church (that's why I am going to serve a mission). I try to help those around me and share the joy that the gospel brings to me.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

As I am currently serving a mission, I can tell you exactly what message we bring. Missionaries strive to invite others to come unto Christ and receive His restored gospel. It is a message of joy and of love. A message that will strengthen your family and help you find peace. Missionaries help people discover the God's plan for them and answer the questions of the soul - Where did I come from? Why I am here? What happens when we die?, ect. Missionaries love the Lord, Jesus Christ, and have found hope in his promises and joy in his gospel. Missionaries want to help you and your family find and receive that hope and joy. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The Holy Ghost is a gift from God to confirm truth to His children. You will feel His influence in your heart and in your mind as you sincerely pray, study, and strive to follow God's commandments. It won't be big, but it will be sweet. You can feel peace, joy, and comfort through the influence of the Holy Ghost. As you feel the Holy Ghost, you will know in a way deeper than reason that this Church contains the truth. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Faith is confidence in something that motivates you to act. Faith grows as you act, because as you act your confidence is confirmed. When you go repelling, you have confidence that the rope can support you. This confidence motivates you to go off the cliff and repel down. As you descend your confidence in the rope is strengthened because you can see and feel it supporting you. Faith in Christ is similar. You have confidence that He will help you overcome weakness and sin. This motivates you to follow His example and keep His commandments. As you strive for righteousness, you feel Him strengthening you and thus your faith in Him grows. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is the feelings that reside deep in the heart that guide your life and bring you joy. A testimony consists of truths that Holy Ghost has confirmed in your heart and in your mind. A testimony needs nourishment and is continually growing. My testimony centers on my love of Savior and my gratitude for His sacrifice. My testimony also includes my hope in God's promises and leads me to follow His commandments. Show more Show less