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Hi I'm Devanie

My aim? To brighten others' lives: one kind word at a time. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm graduating this semester with my Bachelor's degree in Athletic Therapy. I plan to attend graduate school and obtain both my Master's and Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. I love all things Harry Potter and I live for the taste of Spumoni ice cream. I enjoy dancing and spending time with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into a family who was raised in the church, I too have my own conversion story. It didn't come all at once; my testimony of this church was built gradually. When I was in high school, I wasn't completely dedicated to the church. I attended a seminary class one day and saw the tears in my teacher's eyes as he told how much he loved the Savior. I decided that I wanted to know the Savior as well as my teacher did. I wanted to consider Him as one of my closest friends. I wanted to understand all that He did for me and most importantly, I wanted to feel His love for me. Since that day, I have had the Holy Ghost testify to me of this gospel's importance and truth on numerous occasions. I know that the gospel is true through manifestations in my everyday life. I know it is impossible for there not to be a God, for His hand is manifest in all things. I am a Mormon because I know that this is the gospel of true and everlasting happiness. We have been promised the greatest gift of all- eternal life- if we will only keep His commandments. His commandments are not in place for restriction; their purpose is for guidance and safety. Our Heavenly Father knew that these commandments would keep us on the straight and narrow path and keep us from unnecessary pains and heartaches. I know that if I do my best to keep the commandments and repent when I fall short that I will one day be able to live with my earthly and heavenly family again. I know that Christ, my Redeemer, paid the price for my sins (and for the sins of every man and woman). I know that His hand is always outstretched to me; I can always rely on my Savior. When it feels like no one knows what trials and afflictions I'm going through, He always does. He knows me better than I know myself and will do anything and everything to help me make it back to His kingdom. I know this gospel is true without a doubt in my heart. Christ lives and loves us. And I am proud to call Him my best friend.

How I live my faith

I try to surround myself with things and people that bring peace to my soul. I enjoy visiting the sisters in our ward and getting to know them better. My calling in the ward is to plan activities for the sisters. I also am over the committee that assists in compassionate service. Filling a need and being a friend for others is very important to me. Knowing that I can bring even just a little sliver of sunshine to someone's day makes me so happy!