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Hi I'm Courtney

I was raised in a small farming town in southern Idaho. I am studying business at BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the third of nine children. Growing up, I spent many summers raising dairy calves or rebuilding and remodeling my grandparents' house. I love being outside, hiking, playing basketball, babysitting, playing games, and hanging out with my family and friends. I am studying Recreation Management at BYU in hopes of becoming an event planner.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. Growing up, I was taught by my parents the teachings and principles of this church. As I got older, I realized that I would have to find out for myself if the gospel was true. When I was a freshman in high school, I was challenged in my seminary class to read the Book of Mormon. I accepted that challenge and by the end of the school year, I had finished the Book of Mormon. I put Moroni's promise to action and asked God to testify to me of its truthfulness. I received a warm feeling after I prayed and I have never doubted its truthfulness since. After gaining my testimony of the Book of Mormon, everything else just seemed to fall into place. With a testimony of the Book of Mormon, I knew that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and that God inspired him to translate the Book of Mormon and restore His church on this earth. I then knew that God helps His children through a living prophet which means that there continues to be living prophets today that guide us and direct us. Through applying the commandments given by God through his apostles and prophets, I have been blessed greatly. I know that the commandments are given to us to protect us and bring us eternal happiness. I have found that when I follow the teachings of the prophets and the Book of Mormon, I am happier and less irritable. Wickedness never was happiness and I know through personal experience that this is true. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way that we can achieve this level of joy. I am a Mormon because I want to follow Jesus Christ and His church so I can experience this happiness eternally.

How I live my faith

Currently, in my ward, I am a part of the Spiritual and Temporal Welfare council. This means that I help organize activities that focus on helping members of my ward both spiritually through religious events and temporally through fitness, healthy eating, and emergency preparedness events. I am also a visiting teacher in my ward. Every month, I make a formal visit to two women in my ward. I share a spiritual thought and visit them. Throughout the month, I make an effort to reach out to them by sending them texts, making them treats, or just saying hi to them when I see them. It shows them how much I care.