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Hi I'm Savannah

I'm originally from Canada. I love reading, writing, photography and traveling. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love stories. Reading and writing have always been a huge part of my life. I was raised on a steady diet of Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter that taught me the importance of imagination. Not a day goes by where I don't dream of getting on a plane and going somewhere I've never been. Photography is a big passion of mine, and I love learning new techniques that me capture moments I don't want to forget.I love trying new foods and experiencing new cultures. Along with my parents, I have a younger sister and a very large and lovable dog named Sam.My mom is from the Philippines and my dad's family comes from England and Italy. I guess appreciating culture has always been in my blood. Family is immensely important to me and I love spending time with them. Whether it's going out to a movie or just taking a walk around the neighborhood, I love making memories with the people I love most. I love meeting new people and learning about others. Being able to share ideas and beliefs and learning from others' experiences is fascinating to me. I've always loved stories, and I find it beautiful that everyone has a story filled with experiences that have shaped who they've become. I believe that everyone should be able to share their story and be willing to learn from the stories of others.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in the church, there came a time when I wasn't sure if I wanted to be a part of it all my life. I believed that my life could be just as successful and fulfilling without the church, and even though I thought a lot of the principles were good, I wasn't sure of the truth of other parts of the doctrine, especially about the authenticity of The Book of Mormon and the existence of God. One summer, while at Girl's Camp, we were given some time to study and contemplate quietly. Surrounded by fresh air, wildflowers, and gorgeous mountains, I found a quiet spot by the lake to sit and read the scriptures. It was while I was sitting on this bench, listening to the gentle waves and feeling a gentle breeze that I got down on my knees and prayed with all of the faith and hope I had to know if there really was a God and if He actually cared about my existence. It was on that day that I just knew. I knew that Heavenly Father loved me. I knew He cared about me. I knew that He wanted me to be able to live with Him again, and that He sent His son for me. I continue to be a member of the church because I know that it's true. I know that it brings true and lasting happiness. I cannot imagine my life without it. I love the church because it makes me a better person and gives me all the answers to life's questions.

How I live my faith

I've had the opportunity to serve in many church callings, the most important way I believe I can live my faith is through how I live my every day life. I believe that the choices I make and the actions I take are the biggest reflection of my faith. Keeping the commandments is not always easy. Like anyone else, I've made mistakes. But it is because of my faith that I know that those mistakes don't have to take over my life. Through the gift of the Atonement, I can repent and improve my life. Of course I make mistakes, but I think it's my effort to live righteously that shows my faith. Living according to the standards of the things I know and believe to be true is the best way that I live my faith. I make a conscious effort every day to keep the commandments and follow the Lord's teachings.