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Hi I'm Courtney Odom

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a dancer through and through. I have danced since I was 3 years old and I never have tried doing anything else. I love it. I danced with the Ballet West Academy in SLC, Utah and I danced at BYU with the touring Theatre Ballet Company. I am the oldest of 5 children in my family. Since returning home from a humanitarian trip to Ghana, I have had the dream of someday being part of a nonprofit organization.

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful to have the opportunity to be born into the church. My parents are members, as are their parents. Though I have people surrounding me that attend church, I do believe it is my own choice to be a member. I am a Mormon because I have seen the heartache that comes from disobedience and sin. I am a Mormon because I love my family and know I can be with them forever. I am a Mormon because I know Jesus Christ is real and that Joseph Smith restored this church to the earth. I am a Mormon because I want to dwell with God again one day. I am a Mormon because living this lifestyle brings me complete happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading my scriptures and praying to my Father in heaven daily. I live my faith by reaching out to others through service. I live my faith by participating in outreach programs with my team at school. We perform for many audiences and hold devotionals to help younger kids. I live my faith by teaching my peers the gospel on Sundays. I live my faith by striving to be like my Savior, Jesus Christ, every day.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Courtney Odom
All worthy, able young men are asked to serve. They can serve when they are 18 and serve for a period of 2 years. Girls can serve if they so desire and serve for 18 months at age 19. Many couples also choose to serve missions. You fill out paperwork and then a member of the 12 apostles assigns you to a mission through revelation. Show more Show less