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Hi I'm Aubree

I was born and raised in Southern California. I am a scuba diver. I am a student. I am a daughter. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a child of two wonderful parents. I have three brothers and am an only daughter. I have been dancing since I was five years old because dance is a great emotional outlet for me. I became a certified scuba diver around the age of 13 and have enjoyed exploring the deep blue sea ever since. I am currently a student of psychology and I am highly considering pursuing a career in Marriage and Family Therapy. Some of my favorite things include spending time with my family and friends, decorating cakes, scuba diving, dancing, crocheting, cooking and baking, and gaining as much education as possible. My favorite music is country and I love to sing along with the songs (even though I am not a very good singer).

Why I am a Mormon

The simplest answer to the question of why I am a Mormon is because it is true. I know this with all of my heart. I was born into the church and I was baptized at the age of eight. Even though I was born into the church I didn't always know that it was true, and there were times that I didn't believe at all. I doubted the church the most during the years of my early adolescence. I reached the age of 14 and I was fed up with doubting. It was time to decide if the LDS church was true or not. I began to fervently pray and study the scriptures. I cannot say that there was a time when I received a big sign or answer to the many prayers of my heart. I learned of the truth of the LDS church in a way that has been compared to the rising of the sun: slow and steady. Once that sun rose it shined within my heart and brought great happiness into my life. The reality that I have a savior who died for my sins, afflictions, and sorrows melted my ice cold heart. It was confirmed to me that the teachings of the LDS church are true and I cannot deny that I have a testimony of the things that are taught within it. I know that the temple is a place I can go to be sealed to my family for time and all eternity. I know that Jesus Christ lived, died, and was resurrected for each and every one of us. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God who communes with God on a regular basis. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his son Jesus Christ in the flesh and there was told to restore the full and everlasting gospel on this earth. I cannot and will not deny what I know. My soul has been moved and I know in my heart that the LDS church is true. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I attend a singles ward in my area. I serve in the church as a Visiting Teaching Coordinator. Visiting Teaching is a program designed to connect all of the women (referred to as sisters) in the church. The sisters are assigned other sisters to visit each month. However the purpose of Visiting Teaching is so much greater than just a monthly visit. Visiting teaching builds relationships between the sisters and creates bonds of friendship that can bring peace in times of trial. As the visiting teaching coordinator I have supervisors who contact the sisters of my ward and then report to me about the sisters who have not been visited and let me know about any sister going through a hard time. We try to make sure that each sister is visited and knows that she is appreciated and loved. I am honored to be a part of such a great work. Visiting teaching can truly make a difference in the life of the sisters in the church.