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Hi I'm Sami

I was born in Provo, UT but have lived most of my life in Rigby, ID. I'm currently attending BYU-Idaho, and love my LDS life.

About Me

I'm currently a BYU-I Communications Student and eager to learn all I can from life. I really enjoy singing and the theater arts, I've always had a knack for performing. It is my goal in life to help others and be enlightened to a state where I can reach the best of my abilities. I love learning about new cultures and meeting new people. I consider myself friendly and outgoing, the positive side of life is also preferred to the negative.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been through a lot in my life. I've allowed myself to stray from the preferred path of life, but one day when things had gotten a little out of hand I returned to my home broken and beaten. I felt like I was completely and utterly alone. I had grown up in the LDS community, but I chose to not live the laws and principles set out for us. When I felt like I couldn't get any lower, I decided I would go in and talk to my bishop. The conversation was long, and at first painful but the feeling that I received when I left his office was indescribable. It was something that I had never before felt in my life, the joy was beyond anything that I had felt before. This is when I was truly converted. I am a Mormon because of the joy and belonging that the people and its teachings have brought to me. As a Mormon we are focused on family, loving everyone, and service. These three things are top priorities in my life, and I just feel as though the LDS community is my best option to live the life in which I want to achieve.

How I live my faith

I am getting ready to serve a mission, August 12th, in Chiclayo, Peru. I am excited to be learning the Spanish language and to have been given the opportunity to bring service to the people of Peru. I think all people have a least one thing great that they have to offer the world and one way I find ways to find that side of people is simply through service. If their is one way that I live my faith it is through serving others and learning to love myself. We may all have differences and come from different backgrounds, but I believe that a good person is a good person no matter how they prefer to show love for the world.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

As a future missionary myself, I can honestly say that, no, as a Mormon we are not all required to serve a mission, in fact none of us are. We do it because we want to further what we believe in or at the very least make a difference in the world by devoting our lives to service for anywhere from 18 months to 24 months. Deciding to serve a mission should be one's own decision, and it should be made out of love. We are taught, and should follow, not to ridicule anyone who decides not to serve. Show more Show less