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Hi I'm Audrey Fairbanks

I'm grew up in Southern California. I tutor high school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from BYU. I love working, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, cooking and eating, singing, playing sports, sewing, and reading. Some of my favorite things are the scriptures, my family, flowers, quiet productive mornings, summer, hymns, and the color blue.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a desire to serve my God and my Savior, because I have felt the joy and the enabling power of Jesus Christ's atonement in my life. I know He has the power not only to help us through trials that we experience, but to help us learn from and become better and happier because of them. I have felt His love, and want to help others feel His love and the peace that comes through living His standards.

How I live my faith

I have volunteered in several different callings in the women's organization of the church for the last 9 years. I love getting to know my fellow sisters and serving them. I try every day to develop a more personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, by going to the temple, studying the scriptures, praying and doing my best to obey all of God's commandments.

What is the difference between attending a church and attending a temple?

Audrey Fairbanks
A church is somewhere we can go to learn about the Gospel, our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness, and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Anyone is invited to come to church and learn this message. The Savior taught that baptism by proper authority is essential to our salvation. When we are baptized, we covenant to obey the commandments and take upon us the Savior's name. When we attend church and partake of the sacrament, we renew those covenants. Those who are baptized, attend church regularly, and are faithful in keeping the their covenants can qualify to make additional covenants which are also necessary for our salvation and exaltation. The temple is a place where we perform and receive these higher ordinances. It is the House of the Lord on this earth, and when we go there we can become closer to him and learn of his ways to become more like him. Show more Show less