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Hi I'm Samantha

Born and raised in Utah, I LOVE to cook, and be outdoors! I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah. I Graduated in 2012 from Orem High School. I enjoyed Health and science classes and Orchestra! I love to be in the mountains - hiking, fishing, biking or just relaxing! I love to spend time in the kitchen- I love cooking (mostly baking.) I am the youngest in my family with 4 siblings. I enjoy listening to music, and playing the guitar, and every now and then my viola. I was born into the church, but spent several years as an inactive member. After making some not-so-good choices, I finally decided to turn to the only thing I had left, which was the Lord. It was then that I went back to church and truly saw and appreciated his Gospel and teachings, his love and awareness of me, and ultimately his sacrifice. I'm so grateful for my Savior, for everything he has done for me, has blessed me with and continues to do so! I know he loves us purely and unconditionally. I had the privilege of serving in the Washington Vancouver Mission along side many wonderful life-long friends, and had many amazing experiences teaching the gospel and gained a great witness of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and their teachings - I saw MANY miracles! Whether you see it, feel it or recognize it, he is truly in all the details! He is always there!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family, although my family was mostly inactive. I was inactive for about 8 years. For me specifically, since I was born into this faith, there comes a time when you must get on your own feet and find your own testimony, we can't always lean on the testimony of others. Conversion is a life-long process, but I remember when I first went back to church after 8 years of inactivity, I gained a witness, for myself, of the atonement, of the Lord's Prophet Joseph Smith, and of the Book of Mormon. I put more effort into my studies so that I could know for myself that the things that my parents had taught me was true. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is in fact the same church that Christ established while on the earth. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and that it contains the testimonies of those in ancient America, and there is so much to learn from them! I'm so grateful for the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, it literally saved my life! I love the Lord, I am SO grateful for the Atonement. The power it holds is very real, and it WILL bring you peace, comfort and happiness! I know that our Heavenly Father has a plan for ALL of us! He loves us so much, and he wants us to be able to return to him. If we just open our hearts to the Lord and let him into our life, we will be so blessed, we will be happy, and our lives will change!!

How I live my faith

I serve as a Ward Missionary in my YSA ward. I LOVE it! I love getting to know those in our ward, and helping them with their individual needs. I try my best to study from the scriptures each day, attend church every week and to keep my covenants. I try my very best to put the Lord first - "Look unto me in every thought, doubt not, fear not," (D&C 6:36) When we put the Lord first, he will put us first! It is very important to me to strive to be christ-like to improve myself, and help others to do the same. I know that we have a greater purpose and potential than we realize. It is important to me that others feel important, loved and wanted - and that they know their worth! I try to be the best I can be, to be a good example, we never know who is watching or looking up to us, so make sure you are setting a good example! Reflect Christ in all you do. We may not be able to be perfect in this life, but we can still certainly follow his example and teachings. I know that helps us draw closer to him, have the spirit to guide us, and we can help others along the way!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Samantha
This gospel is one of action, meaning we can't just sit around hoping things will just work out or we will just attain knowledge all of the sudden! We have to work to know the truth! It is just like school, if we want to learn math for example, we have to be taught, receive guidance from a teacher or tutor, practice it, do the homework and then we can be able to master it! In the gospel, we need to sincerely pray to our Father in Heaven, asking him if the principals or things taught (be specific ex: tithing, word of wisdom, restoration etc.) are true, but then we need to study it out on our own, ponder it in our hearts, and strive to learn more about it! When we do these things the Holy ghost will testify to us the truth of these things through feelings of comfort, joy, hope or peace. As we continue to live the gospel the best that we can, we will be able to have the constant companionship of the Holy Spirit that we may continue to learn of more eternal truths! Show more Show less