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Hi I'm Lillian Whatcott

I'm a bookworm, music addict, and gamer. I hike mountains and run laps in my spare time, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Afflicted by wanderlust, I often dream of gallivanting off on spontaneous adventures in far off lands. I adore the outdoors and wildlife, and find exercising outside to be one of the most liberating and relaxing activities. Music is my near constant companion and I rarely pass up the opportunity to join a game, whether it be a board game, card game, video game, or otherwise. I'm a night owl by nature and often spend the late hours reading, gaming, watching Netflix, hanging out with friends and family, or finishing homework that I should have completed hours before. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I'm currently preparing to serve as a missionary in the Australia Brisbane Mission, Mandarin speaking (June 2015 - December 2016) and I couldn't be more excited, dangerous wildlife and all!

Why I am a Mormon

I was eleven years old when I met with the missionaries for the first time and frankly, I didn't know what to expect. Having affiliated with various members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints prior to my conversion, I had a very basic knowledge of the gospel and its teachings, and while I knew that I didn't know everything about the Church, I naively thought that I knew enough about it. I thought that I had this whole religion thing figured out, but I agreed to meet with them albeit somewhat reluctantly, in part because I felt bad rejecting them and I also just didn't know how to tell them no. And thus began my missionary discussions with the elders. As I continued to meet with them and learn more about the gospel, however, I grew to understand the significance of it as well as the positive impact and role it plays in people’s lives. The more I learned about the gospel and the more I started to incorporate principles of the gospel into my life, such as praying and reading scriptures, the more my faith grew. I came to realize that the gospel was the piece that had been missing from my life for so long, a piece that I had been subconsciously seeking out and now that I had finally found it, I was determined to hold onto it. So when the elders challenged me to be baptized, I accepted without hesitation and have never looked back.

How I live my faith

From my hobbies to my dreams and desires and beyond, my faith influences every aspect of my life. To put into the simplest terms, I live my faith by doing my best to live what I believe. I try to actively manifest my beliefs and values through my outward actions, primarily by serving others in whatever way I am able to, and by standing up for my beliefs and keeping my standards high.