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Hi I'm Libby

I'm an artist, a future teacher and a Mormon. I'm just trying to bring a little joy around the world.

About Me

I am an 18 year old from Vancouver Washington. I attended the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics for middle school and high school. There I studied theatre and vocal music, and developed a passion for teaching! I am currently a freshman at Brigham Young University Hawaii, majoring in Education with a Minor in theatre. I love to sing, dance and act! In my free time I rock climb and write fantasy stories! I am fluent in American Sign Language and love to connect with Deaf Culture! I will be serving a mission in Logan Utah starting in September of 2015

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Mormon church, but participating in religion was completely my choice! My parents never forced me to attend any church meetings, but I wanted to! I am a Mormon because I feel the joy and happiness that comes from the church! The more I learn about the church the happier I become! I have seen miracles in my life that have led me to know, without a doubt, the Mormon church is true! I am a Mormon, because I cannot deny what I know to be true!

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my schooling. I believe the glory of God is intelligence and that I need to receive to accomplish all my Heavenly Father has in-store for me. I live my faith through my art! I use music to draw me closer to my Heavenly Father and celebrate my love for him in acting and dancing!

What is the Relief Society?

Relief Society is a women's organization! It consists of women 18 and older! Relief Society empowers women giving them the ability to strengthen each other, and their families through service! The Relief Society focuses on love and charity to help women around the world. Women in Relief Society meet every Sunday in to learn about the Savior Jesus Christ. They often have activities throughout the month to edify each other. One of the most unique aspects of Relief Society are the Visiting Teachers! Visiting Teachers are just normal women! Every woman in Relief Society is assign a partner, or companion, and they teach and serve another woman in the same Relief Society. Visiting Teachers meet with their sisters at least once a month, but are encouraged to serve when ever they see fit. The Visiting Teachers are the most important part of Relief Society, allowing every woman to have someone to serve and someone to serve them! Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

In the spring of 1820 a 14 year old boy named Joseph Smith was trying decide which church to join. While reading his scriptures he read James 1:5 which states, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraid not; and it shall be given him." This scripture inspired Joseph to go to the woods to pray. There he saw a vision. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ came to Joseph and old him that he should not join any church, because none of them held the power of God. This vision sparks the beginning of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints and is referred to as The First Vision. The entire story can be found in Josephs own words in Joseph Smith history chapter 1 verses 8-17. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

God is the Father of our Spirits. Just like fathers on earth He loves us and wants us to be happy. He knows each of us by name and loves us more than we can imagine! He loves us so much He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die for us. God and Jesus Christ are separate beings, but they each hold omnipotent power. God has a physical body, just like ours, but unlike ours his is glorified and perfect. Some day we will be able to return to him and live with him for eternity. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

The church has created welfare services to help those who are unable to work have food and shelter and help those who are struggling to find work have a way to provide for their families. The welfare system is created to help promote self-reliance and provide love for all of God's children. Show more Show less