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Hi I'm Sophie

I grew up in Washington. I'm a volleyball player. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a college student, studying accounting at Eastern Washington University. I have had the wonderful opportunity to play volleyball here for the past 3 years and am the captain for my senior season. I love school and hope to get my Masters of Accounting upon graduation. This may be bias, but I come from the best family with loving parents, siblings that love to tease and the cutest niece and nephew. I have not served a formal mission, but being at a state school is like serving a mission everyday. Our YSA ward here is small and I am constantly surrounded by nonmembers in class and through volleyball and I am so grateful for this opportunity to show Christ's love and kindness to everyone.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have seen, countless times, how the gospel works in peoples lives and hearts to make the hard times more joyful. Everyone goes through challenging times, but it is the gospel that brings me happiness even in the darkest of moments. I am a Mormon because they teach love and kindness. I am a Mormon because that means that I get to spend eternity with my family and grow to become a perfect, exalted being. I know that I have a loving Savior that has suffered for my sins so that I do not need to carry that burden any longer. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me so much and wants me to live my life in a way that would permit me to return to Him at the end of my mortal life. I love this church and the feelings I get when I partake of the sacrament and read my scriptures. I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living our faith is as easy as being a good example to other people. The world has a lot of dark facets that people can get stuck in; however, it's the light that people thrive off of. When we read our scriptures, pray and act under the direction of the spirit, we have a greater capacity for light and love and are able to share both with the people around us. Living our faith is as easy as serving other people. As we come to see others more as God's children and not only as our neighbors or friends, we have an easier time serving them in the smallest ways, whether that is a smile or a helping hand. Living our faith is as easy as trying our hardest in our callings. I have the privilege of being our campus LDSSA (Latter-Day Saint Student Association) president and also our Stakes Young Single Adult Regional Representative. As LDSSA president, my "job" is to promote institute to other students at the university and invite others to come closer to Jesus Christ by attending these weekday classes that strengthens our faith, uplifts our attitudes and shapes us to become more like our Savior. I have leaned more than I ever expected by attending classes and my love for others has grown immensely as they have accepted the challenge that President Monson gave to "make institute a priority." Along with this calling, I also serve as our Regional Rep and help to plan activities for young single adults in the Spokane Region. Again, my love and devotion to serving those that lie within our region and the surrounding areas has grown and I strive to make my Heavenly Father happy by making His children happy.