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Hi I'm Adrie Patton

I grew up in South Florida and attended Brigham Young University Hawaii. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Florida with two crazy older brothers. Living in an area that is culturally and religiously diverse, I learned to appreciate people from all walks of life. An appreciation that grew as I studied for three semesters at Brigham Young University Hawaii. I am currently preparing to serve a full time mission in Salt Lake City South, speaking Spanish. I have always loved reading and writing and as an English major I enjoy analyzing works of literature. When I was eleven, I joined the band for fun but grew to love playing the euphonium. I eventually picked up trombone and played for the high school jazz band. I still play in college and love all genres of music but Jazz is my favorite to play. I love to travel. My parents taught me that each new place I could visit would teach me something that would expand my knowledge and help me become a more well-rounded, loving human being. I find pure joy in spontaneity and real adventure.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have prayed about The Book of Mormon and nothing but peace and happiness come from living its precepts. I am a Mormon because I believe that families are meant to be eternal and withstand the test of hardship and time. The gospel is a message of eternal life and everlasting joy. I am a Mormon because I know my Savior lives.

How I live my faith

My childhood consisted of constantly standing up for my beliefs and sharing what I lived because "Mormon" was an unknown or feared term. Some of my friends and their parents were upset when they realized I belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because they understood false ideals regarding our life style and beliefs. Other times, I had the opportunity to stand before my classes at school and define my religion because it was so foreign to my demographic. These experiences changed my life. When I was young I was scared and did not correct the kids at school who were teasing me because they were misinformed about my religion. But by high school I promised myself that I would stand up and represent my church. It was hard to correct teachers and students who felt they knew my religion better than me. I lived my faith by standing up for what I believed in. I live my faith by opening my mouth and sharing my beliefs. But most importantly, I live my faith by keeping the commandments and living in a manner that is in harmony with the teachings of my church.