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Hi I'm Whitney

I love to sing. I play soccer, softball, and I swim. I'm 19 and smoothies for a living. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished my Freshman year of college studying Business Management. I have been called to serve as a Missionary in the Adelaide Australia Mission and will be leaving here soon! As I am preparing to serve, I am working two jobs. I spend my mornings at a Smoothie Cafe and my evenings at an outdoor Broadway theater in a beautiful red canyon. On my time off I love to spend time with family and friends: playing sports, hiking, singing, kayaking, paddle boarding, taking pictures, and simply enjoying the fluffy white clouds in the sky.

Why I am a Mormon

I was eight years old when I chose to be baptized and join the church. I joined because I had a peaceful feeling inside. I knew that the Church was an organization that I wanted to be a part of. As I have gotten older this peaceful feeling hasn't gone away. I fact it has only grown. Every week and every year I learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have learned how to be faithful, how to serve, how to love my neighbors, how to forgive others and myself. I have learned to notice tender mercies and blessings that the Lord has provided. I have learned where I came from, why I am here on this earth, I know where I am going and how I need to live to get there. I know that my life is a gift and that I have a purpose. I know that each and every one of us is a Child of God and that He loves me more than I can comprehend, and He loves you more than you could ever imagine. If you are ever searching for something more in your life, head on over to my church; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The truth has been restored for you.

How I live my faith

My faith is my life. I do my best to keep the Savior on my mind all day. I strive every day to become a better person, to serve and to lift up the people around me. There are many ways that I live my faith, but one way in particular that I have found to be very important in my life is to gain knowledge. I know that our Heavenly Father wants us to gain all the knowledge we can; wither it be learning about how the solar system works, how to solve a math equation, how to be more happy, how to become more like Jesus Christ, or even how to tell apart the yuccas. I live my faith by learning and gaining knowledge then sharing what I have learned with those around me.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Whitney
Sundays are the best because we get to go to church! Like any other religion we attend church to worship and learn. In each of our meetings we have the opportunity to learn more about Jesus Christ and His teachings. We attend church for three hours, and those three hours are split into three services. The first service is called Sacrament Meeting. The whole family attends this meeting together, and we listen to speakers (members of the ward, could be you or me) share scriptures, experiences, and personal insights about topics they have been assigned. The last two hours of church we split into different classes. In these last two classes again we learn more about the doctrine of Christ, but in a smaller setting allowing it to become more like a group discussion. We are invited to teach and learn from one another. Children are invited to attend classes with children their age. We call these classes Primary. In Primary we sing songs, do activities, and learn about Christ. The children learn how to love one another, how to forgive, and that families can be together forever. Some of the most important things I have ever learned about the gospel of Jesus Christ I learned in Primary. The gospel of Jesus Christ is so simple, even a child can understand. It's a beautiful thing. Visitors are always invited! Come join and learn with us. Wherever you are the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints never changes. You and you family are always welcome. Show more Show less