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Hi I'm Audrey

I always have a song in my heart. I'm a college student. I love writing, dancing, acting, playing the flute, and doing service.

About Me

Family means everything to me. I was home schooled until I was 15, and as a result I consider my siblings to be my best friends in every way. Now, as a college student, I make all my major decisions by first asking myself, "How can this help me become a wise and exception mother some day?" The world we live in tries to tear families apart. One reason I look forward to my upcoming mission in Florida is because I want to serve and build up families in any way I can. I know we are all sons and daughters of God, and I am learning to see everyone I meet as my brother or sister.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Christian because when I was lost and depressed and afraid and broken, I know that it was the power of the atonement of Jesus Christ that healed me and helped me change. I am a Mormon because Jesus Christ is a god of order and not of chaos, and thus His church must be a church with prophets, apostles, temples, miracles, and revelation. I learned for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church by reading the Book of Mormon. After reading the book, I prayed and asked God if it was true, and I cannot deny the sweet and powerful feelings that washed over me. The book of Mormon is an ancient record that was found by the prophet Joseph Smith and translated by the power of God. It relates the story of how Jesus Christ visited the inhabitants of ancient America shortly after his death and resurrection. To me, the greatest difference between the Mormon church and other Christian churches is that other churches focus on Christ's death, whereas the Mormon church focuses on the fact that Christ is alive today, and therefore He still speaks to man, He still works miracles among us, and He still calls all men to repent and follow Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying and studying the scriptures several times a day. In my prayers I ask God to fill me with pure love for all His children, and I ask Him what He would have me do today to become the person He sent me here to be. As I listen for the Holy Ghost, I receive strength and inspiration to visit a sick or discouraged friend, write sweet notes and letters to people, learn new languages like Russian and Spanish, learn new instruments like the organ and flute, and even transfer to a different school and change my major. I live my faith by constantly reminding myself who I am and why I am here. I am a daughter or God, and that makes me a princess and a potential queen. I lived with God before I was born, I was a valiant warrior in the War in Heaven that was fought against Satan, and my spirit has been held in reserve for many centuries in order to come forth at this peculiar time in the earth's history and help people to follow Christ. With this knowledge of my own identity continually in my thoughts, how could I ever be dishonest or crude or lazy or unkind? But in order to truly live my faith, it is equally important that I remind my self who everyone else is as well. The greatest way I can experience joy is by showing others that they too are royal children of God with a special gifts and a divine destiny. This is why I am about to spend the next 18 months of my life as a full-time missionary, and I hope that when I return I will continue to be a missionary through my example and through simple acts of love and service.