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Hi I'm Savannah

I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It has been absolutely incredible so far!

About Me

My name is Savannah, I am from Utah and this past year I was attending college. I am currently serving an LDS mission. I am learning the Spanish language, and it has been very hard, but I know that I have been blessed by the Lord to help me learn this language. I love to sing and love to play soccer and other sports as well. I love serving people, and I have been out of the country several times for Humanitarian Trips. I also play the ukulele and love it.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the gospel was probably one of the greatest blessings for my life. It has given me so much peace throughout my life at all different times. When I was younger I relied on the testimonies of my parents and my older siblings, but as I grew older and studied the gospel more on my own I can to know for myself that this Gospel is true. I have come to know for myself. I think that is one of the beautiful things of the Gospel, you can know for yourself and not because others are telling you it is true. It is by the spirit that we can know the truth of all things. One of the most pivotal moments in my conversion to the gospel was when I first read all of the Book of Mormon on my own. In the last chapter of the last book, Moroni 10:4-5, it encourages us to ask God if it is true, to ask him with a sincere heart, and then tells us that if we do so through the Holy Ghost we can know if it is true. I remember reading these verses and immediately thinking that I wanted to know for myself if these things were true. So I knelt down by my bed in prayer, and in my prayer I asked my Father in heaven if the Book of Mormon was true, and as soon as I spoke those words I got the warmest feeling throughout my whole body and I started to cry, and I knew right then that this is His gospel, and that this is the truth. I cannot deny it. I continue to live the Gospel everyday because I find a joy here that I know that I cannot find anywhere else, and I feel a love from my Savior and I know that he is with me each day. I love him, I know he loves me. Without God I would not be who I am or where I am in my life. I know without a doubt that this is the true Church, that Joseph Smith lived and was able to restore the Gospel and the priesthood, and that the Book of Mormon is True. I know that the atonement is real, and because of it I can return and live with God again. I know families can be together forever. I have no doubt that this is true. I know it, I live it, and I love it.

How I live my faith

I love living the Gospel. It is something that is a part of me everyday, and I hope it reflects in all that I do. This past year, when I was attending college, I had the privilege of being able to teach a class in church. It was a fantastic opportunity and really helped my testimony to grow. It was amazing how the spirit guided me as I was preparing and teaching of what to share with those who were in my class. The more I live by the principles of the happier that I feel and it has helped me to notice others and feel a greater love for those around me. I can feel the Lord working through me each day, and I love it. There is so much love and joy that I feel from living the Gospel and I wouldn't give it up for anything.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Savannah
No, not all Mormons are required to serve a mission. It is recommended that the men of the Church serve a mission, but women, seniors, and married couples can all serve if they are worthy and wish to do so. Generally missionaries begin to serve when they are 18 or 19 years of age, serve for a period of 18 to 24 months, and during their service they are official representatives of the church. It is a voluntary service. It is a sacred opportunity to serve, and they have callings assigned to them by the church. They serve wherever they are called. Show more Show less