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Hi I'm Gillian

I am serving a mission in California. I love the gospel, my family, being healthy and fit and so much more! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a military family in Logan, Utah. From there I have lived in Texas, New York, Germany, Colorado and then for college I lived in Utah while my family moved to Texas again. My hobbies are dancing, singing, playing the piano, reading, exercising and cooking. I attended a year of college studying Nursing. I am a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and worked in a assisted living facility while at school. Now I will be serving in the California San Jose Mission, Spanish speaking and I am so excited to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people there!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. It has blessed my life tremendously. It is the only thing that is constant and is always what I can hold onto in times of trial to bring hope and strength. The knowledge I have because of the restored gospel has protected me in bad situations and has guided me to make the choices I have made to get to where I am today. Knowing I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father and that I have a brother who has given so much for me to be able to return to live with Them again brings peace to my heart and joy to my soul. I know they are always there for me and I am so grateful to see their hands in my life every day. I was raised in the church and was baptized when I was 8 but I never really appreciated the gospel until high school, when I made it a priority in my life and really sought to know the truth for myself. It was because of those experiences of fervent prayer, studying and fasting that I have come to know of it's truth for myself. I could not be any happier! The gospel brings joy, it truly is the good news!

How I live my faith

I love to participate in church! It is a great way to get to know members and increase my faith and testimony of the gospel. I have been called to musical callings a lot, such as ward chorister and ward choir accompanist. It has helped me strengthen my musical talents and share them with others. I am around the music a lot too and the songs are testimonies and witnesses of the Savior, His love and sacrifice for each of us. Wholesome church music has always been a great way to invite the spirit and feel of it's presence, at least for me. I have also had the opportunity to give talks in meetings and teach lessons. Having the opportunity to really study out a topic, search the scriptures and teachings of prophets have assisted me in living the gospel. Also simply reading my scriptures, saying my prayers daily and living the standards and commandments I have been taught helps me to always have the Spirit which guides me in my every day choices and helps me in living righteously.