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Hi I'm Lillie

I was a military child. I grew up in Germany. I love traveling and meeting new people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a military child, I was always moved around so much. I've lived in 5 different states and 2 different countries. Although it was hard at times, I always had my family to support me. I am the second oldest of five kids. Although my family is crazy at times, I love them so much and they made me realize the peace and love that can be found, even while living outside of our comfort. Through the six years that we lived in Germany, I grew to love traveling and interacting with new cultures. I would always try to bring a camera around and try to capture the moments around us. I love art, especially photography and music. Singing and playing the piano are two of my biggest loves. I used to be in structured singing groups, but as my life gets busier, my shower head gets to be my only audience. I don't mind the lack of spotlight, it makes me realize the joy that can come from music, even without an audience. Even though I'll always have Germany in my heart, I moved back to the United States a few years ago. I just graduated with my Bachelor's in Nutrition Science. I love food, whether that means baking, cooking, or eating, I love the unity and love that can come through food. I want to continue my education and become a registered dietitian and a personal trainer; however, for the time being I'll be continuing my adventure by serving a mission in the beautiful state of Washington.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I believe in Jesus Christ and the wonderful sacrifice He made for each and every one of us, called the Atonement. Although I have always been blessed to have the gospel in my life, I choose for myself every day to live a life in accordance to Christ's teachings. There are so many reasons why I can say why I am a Mormon, but ultimately I am a Mormon because no where else have I been able to find such peace and clarity. Only when I am following the teachings of Christ , reading my scriptures, praying, attending Church, and serving my fellow man, am I able to feel of his love. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, because I asked the Lord if it is true. After I read and studied the Book of Mormon and learned about its history, I knelt in prayer and asked for myself whether it was true or not. Even though I read it at a young age, I felt of its power and I knew that it had to be true. Over the years, I continue to ask the Lord if it is true and I know without a shadow of a doubt that it is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus sacrificed Himself so that I might return to live with my Father in Heaven. I know that Joseph Smith, even at such a young age, saw our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know that through the power of God, He was able to translate the Book of Mormon. I am a Mormon, because I have felt the difference that comes when I follow the teachings of this church. And ultimately, although it isn't always an easy path, I know that it is the right one and I am so grateful that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. In order to live my faith, I must strengthen my faith and decide for myself to come closer to my Savior. I read my scriptures and prayer daily, in order to be able to individually understand who I need to become and how I can become the person the Lord intended me to be. Although it is very important to strengthen my belief individually, in order to be a true Christian, I believe that we must walk in the footsteps of Christ and serve each other. Although I am not very old, I have been blessed to serve not only other fellow members, but my community as a whole through my callings. From a young age, my mother always tried to push me to find service opportunities, which is why when I was asked to serve as the music director for my congregation at 17-years-old, although I was terrified, I took the opportunity. I was able to recognize through music how we can each show our talents while testifying of Christ through the music. When I moved away to school, I was able to continue my service. In college I was able to teach other fellow women during church meetings through my calling as a teacher, as well as, being able to coordinate Monday night activities for other young single adults in order to have a "family night" activity as we were far away from our families while at college. Soon, I will continue to live my faith by serving a mission and each day throughout those 18 months I will be able to testify of Christ and demonstrate through my example how I live my faith.