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Hi I'm Camille

I'm from Colorado, I've finished my studies at BYU-I and am studying to become a dental hygienist. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I come from a family of six and luckily I'm the youngest so I have a lot of fun messing with my older siblings in a way the only the youngest child can! I am a writer, I've done tap dancing for eight years, I've played the oboe for five years, and I've been to twelve countries such as Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany, France, and England. I just finished up my prerequisites at college and plan to become a dental hygienist, a wife, and a mother. I really enjoy spending time with my family, and I love how the gospel teaches me that families can be together forever because everyone in my family is my best friend and losing them would be harder than I can say. Sometimes I'm a little jealous of the really exciting career paths my siblings have chosen vs mine, we have a photographer, a music composer for film, and a film director in the family but I love my choice and know that cleaning teeth will make me happy!

Why I am a Mormon

I consider myself very lucky that I was born into this church but because of that I don't really have a conversion story but I do recall the time my testimony first started growing. When I was nine years old my family and I were involved in a terrible rollover car crash. Luckily no one in my family was killed but major injuries were sustained and seeing my mother on a stretcher covered in blood was horrific. I remember my dad who had driven separately came back and took my siblings to a hotel to stay overnight while my mom was getting procedures to stop her bleeding. I wanted to be mad at the Lord, I wanted to blame Him for allowing this to happen so I got in bed and started to try to sleep. I got an empty feeling because I always pray before bed and I knew, even though I was angry, that I should pray so I got on my knees and started to pray. I remember in my prayer I asked the Lord why this would happen to our family and suddenly I realized that I had to make a decision. I could either be angry at the Lord or I could trust Him as I have always done. I prayed for strength to overcome my anger and turn it into gratitude for the countless blessings I had. That's when my testimony was really first tried. I am grateful for that experience now because my sisters and mother have developed many health disorders that cause them to be in constant pain. My sister is frequently in bed or a wheelchair and surprise trips to the hospital have happened a lot in our family. There are times when I see my family hurting and I wish more than anything I could take their pain away and truthfully tell them everything will be okay that I could be angry at God. I could blame Him for the pain and endless suffering of the ones I love the most but I know just as I did after the car crash that putting my trust in the Lord rather than blaming Him leads to happiness and eventual understanding. I am a Mormon because of the hope it brings in my life and because I can feel of God's love for me.

How I live my faith

I have been given many opportunities to serve within the church and also to serve others outside of he church. Within the church I have conducted music for the meetings and the ward choir, I've been involved in many presidency's for the young women program including being the president, I've been called to teach the young single adult women, I've taught little six year olds about the gospel, I've been a group leader up at college for the single adults and a service leader that was in charge of doing the Christmas program for the ward. When I was younger and in the youth program we met together every Wednesday for fun activities, many of which were service activities such as singing at retirement homes, delivering food baskets to those in need, cleaning the temple grounds, helping out in the yards of widows and adding a trailer to an Elementary school. I really enjoy service because it brings me closer to those I serve and serve with and closer to Christ who truly was the greatest example of love and service. This church has given me opportunities to serve the community and has taught me ways to serve my family.