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Hi I'm Abby

I grew up in Rome, GA. I LOVE a good film. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just recently graduated from university with a BA in Media Arts. I love watching movies and television. I am especially addicted to British television and their Masterpiece Classic series. I can be really funny, but mostly I'm just snarky and sarcastic. Card games are my favorite, but I have been known to cheat on occasion (if you hold your cards out wrong then it's your fault that I can see them). I also really love the outdoors: hiking, swimming, tree climbing, camping. Someday I want to try water-skiing or wake-boarding, or maybe just a jet-ski would do. All in all, I have a few quirks, but mostly I'm just your average joe (which is a weird saying, but fits the situation.)

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were LDS, and I was raised in this church. Some may say that is the only reason I'm a part of this religion, or may put me down by saying that I don't know anything or I was brain washed. This is all completely false. Yes, for a time as a child I only attended church because of my parents, but isn't that a wonderful thing? They wanted me to learn and be taught about something that they love and believe with all of their hearts. What else can a parent do in that situation? When I was in my young tween years 11-13, I started thinking for myself and deciding what I believed for myself, apart from my parents. I prayed to know, and I felt the Holy Spirit so strongly that I continued to believe in everything that was taught to me. As the years went by, my capacity to learn and know for myself grew and I filled that capacity with a knowledge of Christ and the LDS church. I know that this Church is true with all of my heart. I have learned it, and I have felt it. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he truly saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true translation and full of God's truths that he wants his children to have today. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet today who recieves modern revelation, and that revelation from God has not been discontinued or is a thing of the past. Believing and knowing all of these things fills me with love and hope. It is a thing of beauty to me.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is all about staying connected and helping others. Christ did not teach selfishness or reaching salvation alone; we must all work together to have any hope, any success. One of the most powerful concepts to me on this regard is friendship. Once I become a true friend to a person or group of people, there is nothing I won't do for them. I love them and help them, and I feel a bit of Christ's pure love for them. I don't have the capacity for it now but that is what I hope to feel for all people someday. Luckily my calling to be a part of the fellowshipping committee. My job is to befriend people and make them feel welcome. Many don't see this calling as very important or worthwhile because of how small it may seem, but they forget that creating a church community full of love is one of the most important things we can do to become more Christ-like. I take my calling seriously and try to love everyone I can.