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Hi I'm Veronica

I was born and raised in Utah. I served a mission in Sweden. I'm currently studying Accounting at BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am attending college, working on becoming an accountant. I studied French for six years and Swedish for two. Just over a year ago, I got back from serving a mission in Sweden. I absolutely love playing with my nieces and nephews. I become a kid again when I am with them. I love my dog, Earl. I enjoy reading, specifically murder mystery novels. I have an analytical mind, so I greatly enjoy puzzles. Recently I have learnt more about the importance of family history work. It really can become addicting. I am grateful that I can help those who have passed away still receive eternal blessings, through covenant making, that they can't do for themselves. My favorite part of high school was the academic aspect. I enjoy learning. I have the best times when I am goofing off with my friends, however. I know I'm who I am today because of this gospel. It keeps me kind. It motivates me to change, to become a better person - like my Father in Heaven and Savior. It comforts me and brings me peace. I know I wouldn't be even half the person I am today without the influence of the gospel in my life. I know all my abilities come from Heavenly Father. Because this gospel has blessed me so much, I have a strong desire to share this wonderful message with others. I don't want there to be any empty seats in heaven.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this church and was baptized when I was 8 (the typical age for children born in the church to be baptized). As a child I went to church and prayed and read my scriptures because if I didn't my parents would get mad at me. However, once I became a bit older, about 12 years old, I really started thinking about why my parents wanted me to go to church. I went on a path of self discovery to find out why I wanted me to go to church or not. I discovered a huge difference in my life when I stopped reading my scriptures or praying or doing any of the things I was taught to do in church. Life became harder, I was sadder, I lost my temper more, I fought with my parents more. I lost light and love. I lost direction. I go to church and I live this gospel because I love who it makes me, I love the happiness I feel in my heart. I feel safe and comforted knowing that my Father in Heaven is watching out for me. I feel confident in who I am as a child of God. I am nothing without Him. I know this church is the Savior's church restored in this dispensation. I know He lives. I know President Thomas S. Monson, the prophet, receives direct revelation from Heavenly Father to guide this church. I know this because it has been testified to me by the Holy Ghost. I do not need to see everything or know the answers to every "Why" or "How" question to know that this church is true. I just have faith in my Father in Heaven. Faith that someday I will know. Faith that my life is better when I put it in His hands. I don't need to know everything, because He does know all and He will guide me. I am not perfect. I make mistakes everyday. But through my Savior, Jesus Christ, I can be made clean and pure.

How I live my faith

Before I turned 18, I was in a youth group of girls ages 12-18. In that group, we met every week to do an activity together. In these activities, we bettered our talents, performed service, played games, and strengthened our testimonies. It was a fun way to be with friends and grow as individuals. That time was when I really gained a testimony of Christ's gospel. When I went to college, I was in a ward full of single adults my age - instead of a ward full of families. In that ward, I taught a lesson every week during the women's meeting. The lessons were about teachings from the prophets of the LDS church. Also, after I turned 18 I received a calling to meet some of the women in the ward with another sister as my companion. At least once a month my companion and I would visit our assigned women, bringing a plate of treats, to see how they are doing and if there was anything we could do for them. It was a great way to get to know more of the women in the ward, to serve them, and build lasting friendships. When I moved back home for the summer, I returned to my family ward and was called to teach the class for children aged 18 months to 3 years old. In there, we played with toys, sang songs, had a simple lesson, and ate snacks. It's the pre-class to get kids used to having lessons in church every week. There they start learning about Jesus and the very basics of the gospel. I absolutely loved being able to work with the children. They have such sweet spirits and beautiful smiles. They all know who Jesus is.