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Hi I'm Samantha Gentry

Born in raised in Utah. Naturally love the outdoors. Student at BYU. Always appreciate a good joke. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been called to serve to the Urdaneta Philippines Mission. I will be taking a break for 18 months from my studies at BYU where I major in Nursing. I love my family first and foremost. I believe in surrounding yourself with those who lift you up and make you better and most of all, those who bring you closer to your Heavenly Father. I love the the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And although I am far from perfect, through my Savior I am improving and striving to become like Him daily.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are converts to the church and searched their whole lives for this gospel. They raised all of their children in the church and gave us the blessings and answers that they had strived to find. As I got older, I realized that simply being born into the church was not enough. Just as everyone else I had to be truly converted to the church and gain a stable testimony of my own. My conversion happened gradually, but I can remember an overwhelming experience while praying after having read my scriptures one night, looking for an answer, when I knew that the church was true and everything I had been taught and raised to know was true. I am a Mormon because I believe in this gospel. I know the Book of Mormon to be another true testament of Jesus Christ. I believe in all the teachings of the gospel and have felt and know of the blessing that come from it. Through it, I have found healing, strength and true joy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily. I believe that it is important for religion to become a part of every aspect of your life. When integrated into your life, religion becomes part of who you are, and determines the goals that you set for yourself. I have served in various assignments in the church, most involving service to the fellow sisters in my community. Through this opportunity, I found that serving those around you lets you see others and yourself in the way that Heavenly Father views all of His children. Reading my scriptures, listening to the words of the Prophets, and attending all of my church meetings are daily things that are essential, but when I take those things to heart and apply those teachings into my life, I find fulfillment and happiness. My faith is central to every decision and path I take. I am not always sure what step is the next to take, or what Heavenly Father has in store for my future, but when I put my trust in Him, I know that I will be lead in the right direction. President Gordon B. Hinckley once said, "It will all work out. Put you trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us... If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will I've worth of His blessings, He will hear our prayers." I live my faith but putting my complete trust in Heavenly Father, I pray to Him for guidance, support and love and by doing so, find the blessings that have been promised. Life is not often easy, but it is rewarding, especially when the greatest blessings our Father in Heaven can offer to us are received.