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Hi I'm Josie Holdaway

I grew up on a farm in Idaho. I'm going to school at USU majoring in Radiology. Called to serve in Bulgaria. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up farming with my family in a tiny little town in Idaho. I just recently graduated from High School and I'm now attending Utah State University with a major in Radiology. I just received my mission call to serve in the Bulgaria Sofia Mission and I can't wait to be set apart as a representative for this church. I have 5 beautiful sisters that have always been my strongest support system. I wouldn't be who I am or where I am today without my family. I enjoy many things including playing the piano and being outdoors. I love to wake surf, snowboard, and play sports. I'm so grateful for the friends I've made and all of the blessings the Gospel continually brings into my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been very privileged to be born into a very active Mormon family. But as I grew up I wasn't fully converted to the Gospel even though my family was. I finally realized that the reason I would get up every Sunday to attend church meetings or participate in weekly church events is because of the undeniable feeling that the testimonies of others brings to me. I spent most of my childhood leaning on the testimony of others until I could feel temptations were getting too strong. I understood how much safety and strength was in the Gospel and how secure I could feel about making good decisions no matter how hard it may be. I am a Mormon because of the happiness that comes from living LDS standards. I am a Mormon because I need the Atonement in my life. I know that we can communicate with God. I know he has a plan for each and every one of His children and I can feel His love when I live the standards that he has outlined for us to follow. I am very proud to be apart of this church.

How I live my faith

I recently just moved away from a very LDS community to attend school. It has been a tough adjustment and sometimes it seems easier to let my standards lower at times. However, I've been called as our YSA Home Evening Coordinator and I have absolutely loved getting to know all of the other people in my ward and planning gatherings for every Monday night. I have truly been able to learn that charity really is the true love of Christ. I've found so much happiness in serving those around me. I think the most important way to "live my faith" is by always striving to live like Christ would live. Christ looked for those in need around him no matter where he was or what he was doing. In a college community it is so easy to engulf yourself in your own wants/needs. The tricky part is losing yourself in service to others, especially when you find yourself unhappy. True happiness comes from service and love.