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Hi I'm Whitney

I'm a swimmer. I love music, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Arizona my whole life and I absolutely love it! With the heat in the summers, I can't help but love to swim. I was on the swim team in high school and when the school year ended, I would work as a lifeguard. I love being outside. During high school I was able to complete my first Ragnar relay, and triathlon. During my first semester of college, I finished my first half marathon. It was tough stuff, but I am so happy that I can say "I did it!" I come from a family of a dad, a mom, and six sisters. We all love music, and enjoy playing the piano and singing together as a family. My family means a lot to me. I love being able to share memories and laughs with them. They truly are my best friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. I love knowing that I am a daughter of God and that this life isn't the end. Heavenly Father wants all of His children to return to Him. I am so grateful that Jesus Christ died for my sins and that He lives again so I can live again forever with Him and my family someday. I know that when we make mistakes, Christ's Atonement makes it possible for us to repent and be forgiven. I know that my Father in Heaven loves me. I know that he knows me personally. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and that when life gets hard, He knows exactly what I am going through. I know that Heavenly Father knows everything about me and no matter how many times I mess up, He still loves me. I know that the restored gospel of Jesus Christ helps me know how I can return to live with God again. All of the knowledge that comes through attending church, reading the Book of Mormon, and speaking to Heavenly Father daily through prayer gives me so much comfort, especially when life gets rough. One of my favorite scriptures is found in Doctrine and Covenants Chapter 84 verse 88. "I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." I know that this is true. I have felt God's hand in every single moment of my life. I love this Gospel, and I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Back at home, I had the chance to be a nursery leader. It was the best thing in the world! I loved getting to teach all of the little children. They have the sweetest laughs and smiles. One of my favorite things to do was get out the bubbles because the kids loved it! When it would come time for the lesson, we would sit all of the kids down on a blanket and sing children's songs and teach about Jesus. I loved seeing the light in all of their eyes. Being in the nursery with all of those children was always a great reminder that we are all children of God. Having a good perspective of who we are can bring a lot of happiness into our lives and help us treat ourselves and others with respect and love.