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Hi I'm Aubretia

I was born in Utah, and baptized when I was eight. I've grown to love this Gospel more than anything. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated high school in 2013, and I worked full-time for a year to save money. I'm preparing to serve a mission, and I'm so excited! When I have finished my mission, I plan to attend college and study to become a Seminary/Institute teacher. While in high school, I participated in color guard (with the marching band). I also put a lot of time into my studies. I've always loved learning. Now that I'm free from homework and practice, I spend the time when I'm not working playing the piano or learning to play the ukulele, spending time with my friends, or doing things with my family. Since I'm an only child most of the time, I spend a lot of time with my extended family. My parents were divorced when I was very little, and they've both remarried. I live with my mom and step-dad, and I'm sealed to them for eternity. My dad, his wife, and my two half-siblings live in a different state. It's really been a blessing, though. I love them all, but having the influence of a righteous mother and a strong priesthood holder has been so integral in my development. I hope one day that I can bring my dad and his family to the Gospel so they too can enjoy the peace, love, and safety that can't be found anywhere else.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was baptized at the age of 8, I really didn't understand the significance. As I told my bishop at the time, I wanted to get baptized because 'that's what all my friends were doing'. But since then, I have grown so much in the Gospel. Like everyone else, choosing the right was (and still is) a daily choice. I have to learn how to live the way God wanted me to. I struggle sometimes with keeping all the commandments and doing everything that I am supposed to. But as I gain more experience, I see more and more that this Gospel is more than just something you do because it's what everyone else does. To me, it is the most important thing. It's more than just following the laws set by God. It's more than just a lifestyle choice. It's the only way that we can return to our Heavenly Father. I have personally felt His immense love for me, and I know that I have a Father in Heaven who is ever mindful of me. I know that He loves me and wants me to return to Him, so He sent a Savior to take away my sins. I am so overly blessed. I have been given so much, and I cannot ever do enough to deserve it. I can't even fully express my gratitude to my Father and my Savior for all of the things they bless me with. So I do my best to do all they ask of me. I love them so much; how can I not do all I can? I know that this Gospel is divine, and is true. I know that this Church is the church of Christ, restored to the earth and given the keys and power to enable me to return to my Father in Heaven. I know that it is the only way. The more I learn, the more I know of a surety that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church of God on the earth, that we have prophets and apostles that are called of God to guide and direct us, and that every part of this Gospel is so essential to eternal progression.

How I live my faith

I've always been pretty active in participating in Church activities and callings. I've served in several different positions of youth leadership within my ward, and participated in the council for the youth in our stake. I spent a lot of time organizing weekly activities, serving the members of our community, planning for youth camps and conferences, conducting opening exercises, and working with leaders to help the youth in our classes. Now that I am not a youth, I currently teach Sunday School for some of the youth in my ward. I am preparing to serve a mission, and I am so excited to fulfill that call.