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Hi I'm Savannah

I'm a Texan, born and raised. I'm a daughter, sister and friend. I'm a college student and soon-to-be missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the middle of five children. Being born into a faithful Latter-Day Saint family has served as a constant blessing in my life. I have always enjoyed playing or watching different sports; volleyball is my favorite sport to play. Yes, I fit into the "proud Texan" stereotype and love it. I'd have to say my number one talent/ hobby is talking to and making new friends. I attend college, but I currently have no idea what I want to major in yet. Most important in my life right now is the decision I have made to serve a full-time mission. I report at the end of June and am a blur of a million different emotions; you name it, and I've got it.

Why I am a Mormon

Of course, my mission is the biggest thing on my mind right now. However, this is because I have been raised in this wonderful church and know how much happiness it brings me and can bring others. The words from a song I grew up singing in church come to my mind when I think about my decision to serve a mission: "Because I have been given much, I too must give". I cannot think of a better way to express my love to Him than to set aside my personal life plans for a short period of time in order to help others find the joy that the Gospel brings. I know without a doubt that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is indeed the true church of Christ restored on the Earth today. I am eternally grateful for the strong faith of a young boy named Joseph Smith that enables us to have the fullness of the Gospel and to know how to better utilize the Atonement each and every day so that we can be ready to return to our Father in Heaven one day. The Book of Mormon has truly blessed my life. As I study it, I know that what it says is true. It has helped me correct many things in my life and has brought me so much peace and comfort. It contains so many truths that help me to better understand my purpose on this earth and how to make the best of this life for the life to come. I’m so incredibly grateful for this church and all that it has done for me in my life. It has given me the strength to get past some pretty difficult days and has helped me try my best to stay on the right track. I count my blessings each and every day that I am able to be with my family forever. I am constantly surrounded by such wonderful people who help me strive to be the best that I can be. I can’t imagine spending eternity with any other better group of people. That’s why I am SO grateful for the powers of the Temple so that I can be sealed to them forever and ever. I can't imagine my life without the Gospel. I am proud to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have been stretched through a number of different callings, or positions, in my church. As soon as I began college, I was called to be a Gospel Doctrine Teacher to the different college-aged students in my ward. I was scared out of my mind. However, I worked on developing the faith necessary to own that calling and to make it my own. Now, I am much more confident in using my social skills to address a room full of people about the wonderful knowledge this Gospel provides. Currently, I am back at home, "preparing for my mission". This is a common phrase that I always overlooked. Little did I know how much active work this would require. I am working on my personal studies each and every day- and boy is it wonderful. By studying the Book of Mormon each day, I am gaining the strength necessary to take life a day at a time and to grow closer to my Father in Heaven.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Savannah
As a Mormon, you are NOT required to serve a mission. I know several good, faithful LDS members who did not get the chance to or weren't able to serve a mission. Typically, members choose to serve a mission when they are 18 for boys or 19 for girls. While it is not required, most young, faithful members have the desire to serve the Lord for either 18 or 24 months. The option to serve as a married couple or as a senior is also available. Choosing to serve the Lord as a representative of Christ is an honor and something that will bring you eternal joy. The missionaries in your area are always there to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Savannah
Jesus Christ is the son of our living Heavenly Father. He came to earth and established His church for us and led by example. The scriptures teach us of His ways and His Atoning sacrifice that was performed that we may each be made clean and to be able to return to Our Father in Heaven and brother, Jesus Christ one day. He set a perfect example for us to follow while on the earth and only through Him may we be saved. He created us, He loves us and He will be our judge. Show more Show less