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Hi I'm Abbie

I grew up near Salt Lake City, Utah with my family of 7! I love life and really enjoy all things food. I'm a mormon!

About Me

I love to spend my time with my family and friends. Some of my hobbies include hiking, reading, cooking, and making music with my friends. I studied nursing for a year at Southern Utah University, and made a lot of amazing memories while I was there. I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in the Canada Edmonton mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family, and have been a member since I was eight years old. However, it wasn't until I was in high school that I found out for myself that this was the true church of Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for all of the love and support that comes from being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and what I love most about this gospel is the focus on families. I have such a strong testimony of families, and I am so blessed to have a big loving family who I know is always there for me.

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures and pray. To me, what's most important is having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father; so I work hard every day to keep that relationship going. I find that every time I read the scriptures, I learn more about our Savior, Jesus Christ, and it helps me to become a better person.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Abbie
I am actually currently serving a mission in Edmonton, Canada where I proselyte every day. My answer to this question is fairly simple, actually. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ, and it has blessed my life in so many ways. So I want other people to have what I have. There's actually a story in the Book of Mormon about a prophet named Lehi, who had a dream that is often referred to as the tree of life. In this dream, he sees a tree with an iron rod that runs along a path that leads directly to the tree. So Lehi holds on to the rod, and is able to make his way to the tree. As soon as he makes it there and takes a bite of the fruit which was "most sweet, above all that [he] ever before tasted... [he] began to be desirous that [his] family should partake of it also; for [he] knew that it was desirable above all other fruit." The tree in this story represents the love of God, which was shown to the world when He sent His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to provide a way for each of us to make our way back into our Heavenly Father's loving arms. Just like Lehi wanted his family to partake of the fruit from the tree of life after he tasted its sweetness, I want to help others to "taste" of the sweetness of the gospel, because it has truly blessed my life. I'm assuming that's why most missionaries proselyte- because we love the gospel, and want to help others experience that joy we feel as we live the gospel of Jesus Christ every day. Show more Show less