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Hi I'm Rosalee

I grew up in Idaho and have lived here all of my life. I want to travel the world and serve the people I meet. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm nineteen. Some would consider that young. But in those nineteen years, I have been able to learn that all of my life I will be learning, which I believe is one of the most important things to realize in life. Most of the experiences that have made me who I am occurred in Idaho, the state I grew up. I grew up with seven siblings - three sisters and four brothers. Additional to my siblings, I grew up with dozens of cousins that lived not too far away. Growing up, I had a lot of interests that I pursued including being part of a debate team, singing in choirs, and participating in service groups. What changed me the most, however, was my involvement in the International Baccalaureate program. It fed my passion on learning about other people and cultures. This passion led me to join the International Language Program, where I volunteered teaching English in Lithuania for four and a half months. While I was there, I was able to travel to other countries in Europe and meet different people from around the world. My desire to meet people from all backgrounds only increased with my experience abroad and I hope to do it for the rest of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon. My parents are Mormon, my grandparents are Mormon, my great-grandparents were Mormon, my great-great grandparents were Mormon... and so on. My family has been part of this church for generations. And so, when I turned eight, the only natural thing to do was follow my family and be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That is the reason why I officially became Mormon. But the more complicated question is: Why am I a Mormon right now? A lot of time and experiences have happened from the time I decided to be baptized. The thing about my testimony of the gospel, however, is that it did not happen in a moment. There was no specific time that I said: "Okay, I know this is true." With most things in my life, I learned the truth gradually. In the scriptures, God says on more that one occasion to prove him. "Prove me now herewith" (Malachi 10:3). He does not expect us to simply accept something as true simply because somebody told us or we are expected to. He doesn't want us to believe anything that we don't have confirmation for. He will not demand that we follow blindly. He does, however, command us to have faith in Him and find the truth for ourselves. If we search diligently for the truth of His gospel, we will find it. And because of that knowledge, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being Mormon is more than just which church you go to on Sunday, it's a way of life. I live my faith in everything I do. I live my faith in the way that I treat people around me, in trying hard to be honest in everything I do and say, and just trying to be a good person. I'm not perfect - far from it - but I hope to live in such a way that those who know me but don't know Christ will WANT to know Christ because they know me. Because I want to share the happiness that comes with what I believe, I prepared to go on a mission. Before my mission, I was given the opportunity to serve in the Boise, Idaho Temple. There, I would help direct people where they need to go and help them feel welcome.