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Hi I'm Courtney Wolterman

I’m a music student who is becoming a music teacher. I want to change the lives of children through music. I’m a Mormon.

About Me

Music has always been an outlet in my life and a way that I expressed myself. I play the trumpet and love playing solos but also apart of a group. But one thing that I always wanted to do was share my love of music with others. I am the first in my family to go to college and pursue my dream of becoming a teacher and sharing something that is so powerful. I go to BYU-Idaho in Rexburg and love the environment. I am a senior and I’m ready to go out into the world and see that light bulb go off in children’s eyes when they understand something. Music is something that is so powerful and even spiritual and I feel like many others should experience the same and that is why I want to teach it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I had searched for my whole life to feel a sense of peace in my life and it didn’t come until I found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am the only member in my family and awaiting a mission call. Jesus Christ died for me so that I could one day repent of my sins and return to my Heavenly Father. We are all precious beings and we are so loved and never alone. When I had that confirmation I knew this is where I wanted to be. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and was given the privilege to restore this gospel to the church. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ; I know this because I have read, searched, pondered, and prayed to find out for myself. I know that our Heavenly Father is a loving being and hears our prayers. I am a Mormon because of the love that I feel is overwhelming and something so good can’t be bad. I know these things to be true in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

One thing that has been a great influence in my life is my student ward here at BYU-Idaho. It is a unity that I have never seen before. Everyone goes out of his or her way to serve one another and it is a special connection that I have never seen before. The love and charity that is brought is something so unique. I want to help others and show them that they are worth it, that they are uniquely ordinary. Service and spending time with others is how I spend my free time. When I’m not doing homework, practicing, eating, practicing, sleeping (when I get that chance), or practicing, I am serving and helping those in my ward because I love them and feel a sense of love that the Lord has for them. Everyone is fighting a hard battle and needs someone; there isn’t an exception just because I’m a student in college.