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Hi I'm Aimee

I'm a college student at BYU-Idaho with roots in Northern California, I love the arts, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love to write: short stories, novels, analytical essays, you name it! I'm also a bookworm, though most of my current books are classics due to my major (English). I'm the firstborn daughter of three kids (I have two younger brothers). My parents are amazing, they've always strived to give the best for each of us. In high school I was a band geek. My circle of friends primarily revolved around the marching band and winter drum line. I love music. I enjoy listening to it because it can exemplify emotion and often brings inspiration to other artistic outlets like dance, art, and writing. I went to a community college near my hometown in California for two semesters before coming to Brigham Young University Idaho. I love BYU-I! My roommates have become some of my closest and best friends. I enjoy the English program I'm in, and the university has allowed me to jump into a new hobby...ballroom dancing. Some of my favorites are waltz, cha cha, tango and now that I'm learning samba, I'm hoping that will become a new favorite as well. I will be serving a mission starting in June 2015. I'm assigned to labor in the Uruguay Montevideo mission, Spanish speaking. I'm excited to serve the members in Uruguay and I hope that I will be a great addition to the missionary force down there!

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member my whole life, like my parents before me. Their example and testimonies helped guide me towards a stronger testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Through high school and as I have entered college, I've had to decide for myself why I've chosen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have watched multiple friends and acquaintances who haven't stayed close to the gospel struggle through life without the light and truth that the gospel brings to my life. In comparison, those who have kept the teachings of Jesus Christ close to their hearts and woven tightly into their lives are more happy. As I have continued to strengthen my testimony of Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, my happiness has gown. I've noticed the pattern in my own life that as I continue to follow Christ's teachings, I am more prone to find greater amounts of happiness. My love for the Church and the gospel stems from my love and knowledge of Jesus Christ as my Savior, Redeemer, and Exemplar. I love him, and I am excited and honored to serve him. I know that this is his true, restored church on the Earth. I know that the Book of Mormon is a fruit of the gospel and it contains truth meant for us in these latter days. I am so grateful to be born at this time and place. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to not only know, but teach the beautiful truths of this gospel.

How I live my faith

I'm currently a Sunday School teacher in my ward at BYU-Idaho. At first, I felt very under qualified for such a calling. This calling has allowed me to grow in so many ways. I've learned to study the scriptures more effectively and closely. I've learned to listen to the Spirit and follow it's promptings, even if it means straying from my original lesson plan. These skills have allowed me to teach in other circumstances as well, like when I visit teach other girls in my apartment. I'm currently preparing to serve a mission in Uruguay, and so on top of my studies at BYU-I, I'm also studying the scriptures and Preach My Gospel. Living all aspects of the gospel all at once, every day, can be very difficult. But my main inspiration and role model is Jesus Christ. As I follow his example, I become more willing and even excited to serve others. I'm good at making food for others, or helping others in their studies. If I have to buy food for those who do not have enough, I am willing do that too. I live the gospel by sharing and exemplifying the love that Jesus Christ has for everyone. I do everything in my power to attend all my meetings, even if I have to go alone. Being the oldest in my family, I am also an important example to my younger brothers.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

The gospel is literally the "good news". We have an amazing, beautiful message to share, and we want to share it with everyone because everyone deserves to know! Not everyone may be interested, but missionaries want to give everyone a chance. As followers of Jesus Christ, it is also our responsibility to find those who want to know more about this "good news" and share it with them. Show more Show less