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Hi I'm Victoria

I grew up in Minnesota. I'm from a family of 8. I love music and sailing, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I ran in cross country and played the flute in marching band in high school. I love being active and learning how to take care of my body. Hiking, backpacking, the lake, sailing, music, road trips, camping, are a few words that describe my upbringing. I'm # 2 out of 6 kids. My parents love each other and showed their love for me by teaching my to work hard (mowing the lawn, yard work, daily chores..things most teenagers hate.) I grew up surrounded by a (BIG :) loving family, and they are the most important thing in the world to me. I always loved the Lord, but i am learning HOW to show my love for him more and more every day. I studied at Brigham Young University for a year before leaving for my mission in Birmingham, Alabama.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a very strong Latter-day Saint family. Though i was always obedient and involved in church i was active in always looking for the 'why'. Why i had to follow all these rules. Why i went to seminary at 5:30 every morning before school. Why i am didn't drink coffee. I was the child in the family that always pushed everything and questioned it. You know, the one who could just rub mom and dad in the wrong way? What i didn't realize was that little by little, God was giving me what i could handle, in the amount that i could handle it. Looking back i now know that the answer to all of these questions stems from one thing- Because God loves me. I am not here by chance, and i can secure my destiny by following the plan that the one who created me, has perfected. God knows me better then i know me. Every day he shows me a little bit more of not just what i should be, but what i will be, if i choose to follow him today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith but asking my Heavenly Father what i can do for him? It's very humbling to see what he will tell you if you are willing to listen. I am continually trying to grow closer to my savior by reading my scriptures, and then applying it every day. I always have something new i am trying perfect, but i have learned that God created me just the way i am so he could perfectly use my imperfections to bless those around me. I love to look around me for the Lord's hand in my life. Tender mercies are everywhere, and the more you look, the more you see. Seeing little miracles every day reminds me that there is so much more to life then here and now and that I am truly a part of something so much bigger then myself.