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Hi I'm Savannah Pinegar

I was born and raised in Provo, Utah. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up being super active, and I've played soccer since I was in the fifth grade. After I graduated high school, I intended to play soccer in college, but it didn't work out. I ended up finishing two semester at BYU-Hawaii, which I loved, and I ended up getting scholarship to play soccer the following fall semester. I was beyond excited and felt like all my hard work and time I put into this sport was finally paying off. When I came home after finishing my second semester, I was promoted so strongly by the Spirit to serve a full time service mission. I hadn't really thought much about a mission because if I was going to go, I would know and I didn't want to be going for the wrong reasons. So I had thought about a mission a little bit, but then I received scholarship to play soccer and pushed the thought aside. I received a priesthood blessing from my grandfather while I was home, and the whole time all I could think about was that I needed to serve a mission. It was scary and hard to admit that I really was going to go on a mission, and I ended up declining my soccer scholarship so that I could get out into the field and serve as soon as I could. It was hard giving up something I love so much, but I know that when we sacrifice things we love, the Lord blesses us 100 fold, and I know that serving a mission is the right thing for me to do right now.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had trials in my life, just like everyone else. While times have been rough, and things constantly changing, this gospel has alway been a constant in my life. I have witnessed so many miracles in my own family and with people all around me, that it leads me to believe, there is no way there COULDN'T be a God. I have seen His hand in my life and in my family and friends lives, and I know He cares about each and everyone of us. Having a living prophet and apostles that are true mouthpieces of the Lord is a wonderful blessing because every six months I get to hear revelation from God through these worthy leaders. Having this gospel in my life has given me guidance, comfort, knowledge, feelings of peace and love, and I can't help but to think about how lost I would be without it. In my life, things have not always gone my way, and sometimes this has been so hard to handle, but overtime I look back at each of these experiences I see things that I learned and know that I couldn't have learned it any other way. I know that God has a plan for me, and that He cares about me and that everything happens for a reason, and for our benefit, because God wants us to be happy and return to Him, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have had lots of leadership callings in the church. Most of them just being a president or counselor in the presidency of a class. One year I was called to be the President of the Laurels class, which is a group of girls ages 16-18 and I felt very overwhelmed as I was so busy with difficult classes in school, along with work and sports. As I was given this calling, I was blessed to have strength, knowledge and good health as I served these girls. After receiving this blessing I felt a little more at peace. After the year was over, I looked back and realized that I never got sick, and I was able to serve the girls of this class to the best of my abilities, and I was able to stay on top of my studies, work and sport activities. I know that I was able to do all of these things because I did my best to help the girls in my class as best as I could, and did my best to always put the Lord first.