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Hi I'm Sophie

Raised in Southern California. Currently studying medicine at Utah Valley University. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

Being from California, I like doing anything outside in the sunshine, especially going to the beach. I love any car from the 80's or older. I really enjoy car shows, or working on our family's old jeep with my Dad. I want to do something in the medical field, and I'm currently knocking out some of my generals at Utah Valley University. I find the human body and how it works so interesting! I'd say that I enjoy music more than almost anything. I listen to acoustic/singer-songwriter, rap, country, pop, jazz, classical... I feel so much through music. Uplifting/spiritual music is always a home-run for me when wanting to get my mind set in the right place.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon for many reasons. Although I was born into the church, I have my own free will to choose what I do with my life, and I know that my family would love me all the same no matter what religion I chose to take hold of. The truth is, I love being a Mormon. Although society is always changing, and the world is a different place every year that goes by, the gospel of the church will never change. The commandments will remain the same, and God will always love you. I try to think of my life without the church, and I don't get very far. I've had times growing up where I found the church to be unnecessary and binding, yet as time has passed I have come to see how much this gospel has been a blessing in my life. I wouldn't be going out for 18 months to serve as a full time missionary if I didn't love Jesus Christ and this gospel with all of my heart. I know that if these teachings and messages can bless me and change my life for the better, than they can for anyone. 3

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? I attend my church meeting every Sunday, and participate in our group, (ward), choir after church. I have had various callings in the past, however I am currently without one. I am choosing to serve a full time mission, and I leave on the 20th of April, 2016. Although there are many times that I fail to do this, I live my faith by trying to be like Jesus Christ and follow in his ways and teachings. He is the best example anyone could ever strive for.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Sophie
No, not all Mormons are required to serve a mission. I view a mission for a priesthood holder as a responsibility, but it is completely up to that individual if they choose to serve one or not. If a young woman or a senior couple desire to serve, than the opportunity is available to them as well! If someone has a disability of some sort but would still like to serve, there can be arrangements made for a mission that is shorter, or in a place that is fit to their circumstance. To me, I love the gospel like a fat kid loves cookies. Let's say that fat kid somehow had a basket of bottomless cookies - in fact, the best she had ever had. They made her so happy! That kid would want to share them with everyone, right? If someone wasn't interested in having one, she wouldn't be offended, but move on to someone to else who might enjoy the tasty treat as much as her. That is how I think of a mission, and what missionaries have in mind. Sharing the best treat they've ever known! Show more Show less