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Hi I'm Bailey

I'm a Boston girl. I speak Russian and French and love a good debate. I'm a missionary in Paris. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, double majoring in International Relations and Russian. I aspire to someday work abroad in international development and politics. I love reading a good book and cooking Indian food. Every morning I go running, and I aspire to one day run a marathon. As I leave to serve on my mission in Paris, France, I hope that I can represent the church that I love and serve the French people.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because both the teachings and the members of this Church create an honest support network that embodies Christ's love. In my life, my mentors and my faith have helped me overcome serious challenges. The members of the Mormon Church are some of the most genuine and loving people I have ever met, and they have always provided both an incredible example and a network upon which I can depend. As a very analytical individual, unquestioning faith has always been a struggle for me. But I have learned over time that it is good to ask; it is good to have questions. I love that my Church leaders have welcomed and encouraged my questions. These questions - even when answers weren't immediate - have strengthened my testimony in this soul of this Church.

How I live my faith

Right now, I am preparing to serve a full time mission in Paris, France. In my preparations, I am focusing on letting Christ's teachings enter into all aspects of my life, putting aside my judgements, and opening my heart to others. It is not easy all of the time, and I am certainly not perfect. It is difficult to love those whose experiences are vastly different from mine. But I have faith that each one of us can follow Christ's example and treat our friends, families, and peers with the love and respect they deserve.