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Hi I'm Sammy

I grew up in Idaho. I love creative writing and anime. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a kind, fun loving, and sort of crazy person (the good kind of crazy). If anything is Asian or British, I usually love it. I love to draw, write, and compose music on my piano. I got involved with anime/manga (Japanese cartoons/comics) in middle school, and ever since then I've been a die-hard fan of it. I don't usually watch anime though, I'm more geared for the artsy manga. Music wise, I'm very well rounded. I listen to Rock n roll with my dad, country and pop with my mom, and when I'm by myself, with my sister, or any of my friends, I listen to J-Pop, K-Pop . . . really anything Japanese. I've playing the piano for 10 years or so. As much as I like learning old music, I enjoy composing probably a little bit more. I have also been in choir for 9 years, and I sing just as much as I talk. My newest interest is creative writing. I enjoy telling stories and creating story plots. Not to pat myself on the back, but I think that I'm getting pretty good. I'd very much like to be an author when I get older. Because I like to write, I also love to read. It not only helps my own writing, but it inspires me and opens up my imagination. If I could, I would read and write all day long. Sadly then I wouldn't be able to get anything done. I don't really have a hard time getting along with people and often enjoy the company of those around me. I would be lying if I said I didn't like hugs. It's not hard to get love out of me; you'll most likely get smothered if you let me get close.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel kind of terrible when it comes to these kinds of topics because I was raised in the church ever since I was born. Never the less, just because I was born into this faith, doesn't mean that I don't believe just as strongly as my converted parents. There was a point in my life where I couldn't ride on my parents' testimonies anymore; I had to find my own. I don't remember when exactly I realized it was mine, but I do remember it was around the time I went into the temple for the first time. The peacefulness of it just pierced me, and it was obvious to me that I was where I was supposed to be. And ever since, it has been developing, growing, and becoming even stronger. I love everything about this gospel. I love the people, the doctrine, and the feelings I have. I love my Lord and Savior who loves me with all my imperfections and silly quirks. I'm so thankful for a prophet to lead and guide us. I honestly can't imagine where I would be if I wasn't apart of this dispensation.

How I live my faith

I've always been pretty active when it came to church activities. I attended youth group (mutual) regularly and really bonded with the kids in my ward. When asked to speak in sacrament meeting, I did it though I was nervous. I served as a Mai Maid 2nd Counselor and as Laurel President when I was in the Young Women's program. It was a wonderful way to learn and grow spiritual with the girls as well as understand what happens behind the scenes during activities. I learned a lot of responsibility and how to be a leader by fill those positions. When serving in a calling, I felt a strong desire to help those around me, those that worked with me. My friends, members or non-members, have always been supportive of me, and they have even occasionally gone to hang out at activities. I kept my standards high, and my friends respected that. I don't ever try to shove what I believe down their throats. I respect their rights to belief what ever they want. I was their friend, not religious adviser. I've never had problems answering their questions though. I love my friends, and as much as I want to share the feelings and joys I have in my life, there's a time and a place for everything. My friends might not be ready to hear the things I want to share with them. Everyone has to learn things at their own pace.

Are Mormons Christians?

Sammy
Christians believe in Jesus Christ . . . Mormons believe in Jesus Christ . . . Then it's safe to say that Mormons are Christians. Show more Show less