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Hi I'm Samantha Poelman

I am the oldest of six kids, I love to run, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Samantha! I am the oldest of six kids, but I am currently away from my family serving an 18 month mission in Sao Paulo Brazil. I love to run, bike, hike, swim, play frisbee, and spend time outside. I also love to play the piano, the guitar, and sing. And more than anything else, I love serving the people of Brazil. After my mission I will continue studying to be a physician's assistant. I love the gospel and my Savior and I am so grateful to have it in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony of Jesus Christ. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has changed my life in all of the best ways. I have a testimony of Jesus Christ and of His Atonement. Through Him we can all become better people. I have a testimony of the scriptures, they are the word of God. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that we have a living prophet today who can give us guidance and counsel. We also have a Father in Heaven who loves us and wants to hear from us through prayer. Having a testimony of the gospel and of Jesus Christ is the biggest blessing in my life.

How I live my faith

I feel that my faith really is my life. I strive to live in such a way that all of my thoughts and actions reflect my faith in Jesus Christ and His gospel. I try my best to live the way that Christ would have me live. Whether that is going to lunch with a friend who is struggling, taking an extra minute to smile and meet someone new, or just serving. I fall short on most days but the goal is to keep trying. I also lead the effort to do family history in my area. I teach those around me how they can find their ancestors and perform sacred ordinances for them in our holy temples. It is amazing to help others connect with their ancestors and realize that they belong to something important. Family. I also find so much joy in serving a mission in Brazil, it brings me so much happiness to and joy!