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Hi I'm Coley

I am from Nashville, Tennessee living in Utah for school. I'm a sister, daughter, and best friend to many. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I'm set to graduate in December with a degree in Anthropology, emphasis in Archaeology. I have two older brothers and two wonderful and loving parents. I love cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. I'm blessed to have so many people around me who love and care for me. Rugby is my all time favorite sport. If it's rugby season, you can find me at the rugby field. I'm so very grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Christ is my rock and salvation. I can feel his love all around me by all the people that he has placed in my life. I am truly blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church. Both of my parents are converts. Growing up, it was hard for me to understand some things about the Gospel, even though I knew it was true. I have had my doubts, but that is what prayer and reading the scriptures is for. I felt alone a lot growing up. There aren't very many members of the Church where I lived. I was the only member, besides my brothers, in my elementary, middle, and high school. It was hard to understand why other people didn't know what I knew. It was hard to explain things to people of why I was so different. But, being the only member in school meant I had every opportunity to share the truth of the Gospel to everyone around me. I didn't always have to do that with my words. My actions did a lot of it for me. As I go into high school, my teachers would always ask my parents why my brothers and I were so different. Those were my favorite missionary moments. I loved growing up in a place that allowed me to always be an example to everyone around me and to be a disciple of Christ. Now, I live in a place where sharing the Gospel is abundant and thriving, yet I still feel alone sometimes. Everyone goes through trials and adversity. I have gone through my fair share. But it's through those trials, through those times when I feel so lost and alone that I look at a picture of the Savior and I know that I am never alone. He is always there cheering me on, telling me that I can do it, that I will make it, that I will be happy. And you know what? He is right. Our lives aren't meant to be easy or near perfect, but through Jesus Christ, we are able to conquer the world. We are able to say, "I can do it. With Him, I can do anything."

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church gives me the opportunity to continually serve my brothers and sisters. I have so much love for everyone around me. At Church, I am a member of the Communications Committee that helps reach out the less-active and non-members, inviting them to come to church. Just a simple hello does wonders. I love to serve. I love sharing the massive amount of love I have in my heart with others around me. Just being someone's friend is a way to show the Light of Christ to someone who needs it. Smiling is my secret weapon. If you see me, I'm usually smiling. Wouldn't that be what Christ was doing too? Service, love, compassion, and kindness is what the Church is all about. All I want to do is show all of those things to everyone around me.