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Hi I'm Collette

I'm a BYU student with a passion for music and writing stories. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been playing the violin since the age of four, as well as a little piano. I am blessed to have the opportunity to be a commercial music major at Brigham Young University through my audition into the music school on my violin. I want to someday write or orchestrate film scores for movies! My favorite thing to do is play in orchestras, because the music we learn and play together often inspires me and touches my heart. I love the color red, balloons, antiques, and understanding the way things work. I also have a wild imagination, and sometimes I just need to let it out by writing stories I'm not sure I want anyone to ever read!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of the happiness and peace I feel every time I engage in reading the scriptures, attend church, and pray. I know that families can be together forever. Three of my grandparents and one of my great-aunts have all passed on, however, I know that I will see them again. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true account of the people in the Americas. I know that Christ is the son of God, and that he will come again. I have had many moments, through music and words of others (including the scriptures, prophets, and apostles) that have testified the truth of the Gospel to me. I know that I can do all things with Christ, and that as I have a desire to learn, he will bless with with more knowledge and light. He loves us more than we can ever imagine, and he wants us to return to him someday. Though I have made a lot of mistakes and will make a lot of mistakes, I know that there is a way for me to repent and become clean again. As long as I do my part and try the best that I can, Christ will fill in the rest.

How I live my faith

I am serving as a missionary for the church. To do this, I gave up 18 months of my life to go far from home and teach people about my church. I left my family and friends, put aside my schooling and the many hours of practicing I do on my violin, and put everything in my life on hold. I wanted to serve a mission because I know with all my heart this church is true, and I want to help others come to this knowledge. I have been so blessed throughout my life as I've been a member, and I want the people I teach to be blessed as well.