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Hi I'm Aubrey

I'm a sister. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in St. Louis and spent my first 8 years in Missouri, and spent the rest of my childhood in Kentucky. I love to read anything I can get my hands on and write occasionally. I love to tell stories and be silly. I have played the piano and flute for about 10 years. Some of my fondest memories in high school took place with the marching band. I am currently a college student in Idaho. I am currently studying English, although I have a background in statistics as well. I love learning about anything, and I love school! I am not sure what I would like to do in my future occupation, but I know I would love a job I can be active and serve others in my community.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised in a Mormon family, I have still had to come to terms with my own personal faith and testimony, which sure faith and testimony leads and directs my choices today. In high school, I was always asked why I was Mormon and occasionally mocked for the standards I kept. I had a very difficult time answering that question then...I was just Mormon because my family was. I knew it was good, though. It is what made my family happy. It is where I found my best friends and role models. It just felt good. The first time I truly knew the church was true with all my mind AND heart, was my second semester of college. I had just broken up with my boyfriend at the time, a lot of my close friends had decided to leave the Mormon church, I had no friends at school, I was across the country from home, I was struggling with school, and I was hurting. I felt so alone. So I just had to know. I sincerely prayed for help and the strength to continue on, and I felt so much indescribable and irrational peace flow into my life like never before. I felt strengthened, loved, and empowered despite my situation. This peace led to my praying about everything...and I began to find answers every day. I felt the Lord leading me in my life and set me on a path to learn more about Him and His gospel with less hesitance than before. The Book of Mormon has healed my aching heart and inspires me every day to become better, just as the Bible does. I know the power of God could only do that. My church leaders have been inspired to say and do that which best points me and others to Christ, who is the one way and path to all goodness and happiness. I feel the Spirit of God testify in my heart that this church is His, and I can never deny it when it bears that witness. I am happiest when I am involved with my Savior and His church, and I want that same transcendent happiness for all. I know God will never leave your sincere quest for truth unanswered, like mine.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by maintaining a set of high standards. I don't smoke, drink, swear, or dress immodestly. When I keep high standards, I feel that it is easier for me to remember God in my daily life. I also serve in my church. I currently play the piano every Sunday with my church congregation in Lexington. In the past, I have also enjoyed teaching Sunday School classes, and starting an apartment complex Scripture Study program at school. Currently, I am preparing to serve a mission in Concepcion Chile. I will leave my family and friends for 18 months to teach those curious or willing to learn about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving the members in the area as well.