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Hi I'm Autumn

I grew up in Springville, UT. I love music and culture. My dream is to travel to every continent in the world. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am extremely out going and fun to be around. I love people, from every sort of background. I'm the oldest of 3 kids so I am very protective over people I care about. Some of my hobbies are singing, writing, hanging out with my friends, going hiking, biking, swimming, basically anything outside I'm cool with. I was the Team Lead over a team of 60 people at Vivint.Solar and I absolutely loved it. Getting to know everyone was probably my favorite part of my job. :) I grew up in an inactive LDS family and just started going to church about 2 years ago and my life has changed for the better. I've become a better family member, friend, and person by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I graduated high school in 2013 and attended Utah Valley University for a year studying Spanish, behavioral science, and music. Music is one of my absolute favorite things. I love all kinds of music and going to live shows. One day I would love to travel the world so I can learn of different cultures and about peoples different backgrounds!

Why I am a Mormon

I was not raised a Mormon. I was raised in Springville, UT and both of my parents were members but were very inactive. I had extended family who were very strong in the LDS faith so it was one of the religions I was kind of taught when i was little and would visit them. When I was 8 my mom had the missionaries come over and talk to me about baptism and I made the decision to be baptized. Best decision I've ever made for my future. After i was baptized and grew up and I started making poor choices in Jr. High an High school and my life was not going in the direction I wanted it to be. But, even though I wasn't making good choices, Heavenly Father blessed my life with good people. Two of my very best friends (Jaden and Whitney) were active and raised in the LDS church. These two stuck by my side through thick and thin and never gave up on me, they also never pressured me to do anything that I didn't want to do. In January of 2014, after taking a step back and looking at what my life had become without having any religion to guide it I made the decision to go to church and started going with Jaden and his family. I have been almost every Sunday since then. After a couple months I went and met with my bishop and started a year long repentance process. During one of my meetings with my bishop he told me read Alma 32 in The Book of Mormon. One Sunday in sacrament meeting I was sitting with Jaden and opened up to that chapter and began to read and I started bawling because of the spirit I felt and I realized that this was the true church and that I was meant to be there and be doing what I was doing. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in our Lord's church and that when we start making the right decisions and listening to the Holy Ghost, that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will change our hearts and our lives for the better. I know this because I've experienced it and seen it in my self and my life. I love this gospel.

How I live my faith

Since I started going to church about 2 years ago I have learned so many things. I've learned about the power of the Melchizedek Priesthood, prayer, the scriptures, Joseph Smith, revelation and most importantly I have increased my testimony of our savior Jesus Christ and His beautiful atonement. In May of last year I received my Patriarchal blessing (a special blessing specific to the person where a stake Patriarch gives you guidelines for how to live your life) after I received my blessing I felt extremely impressed to go on a mission so I could tell other people about this wonderful light and love that I have felt since I began going to church; And after much prayer and consideration I prepared to go. In October I received a calling to be my wards Gospel Principles teacher and I was TERRIFIED. I had never taught a class before, let alone a class of people in there 30's-80's that knew so much more about the church than I did but, even though I was afraid, I accepted the calling and began teaching (which was great since I needed the experience for my mission). This experience taught me that it doesn't matter how old you are or how much you've studied the church in a classroom setting, what matters most is your personal testimony of our Savior and his teachings and learning to teach by the power of the Holy Ghost. Once I learned how to listen to the guidance of the spirit my lessons went amazing and people who were 3 times my age learned more about the gospel in a classroom setting. I have grown so much myself from teaching other people about what I believe is true and I testify that as we share our beliefs that our Heavenly Father will bless us with knowledge and strength throughout our lives.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Autumn
The church welfare service is too help the poor and needy and to provide service to others. My mom was a single mom and sometimes had a hard time providing for us the necessities (food, clothes, etc.) especially when the real estate market crashed. We had to go to the bishops pantry (a place where members who are in need get food) and they provided us with food when we were in need. Often after we would make a visit the bishops pantry we would go and help clean the church in exchange for the food that the church had provided. The welfare program also is there to help people get jobs, further education, and receive counseling. It is there so that they church can bless the lives of it's members and other people who stand in need. Show more Show less