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Hi I'm Autumn Cramer

I am from California. Called to serve in Hamilton, New Zealand. I know Heavenly Father loves all His children. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Family is my life. I have a loving mother and father, along with the greatest siblings in the world. I am very close with my extended family as well. My family is made up of church members, inactive members, and non-members, but I love each one of them just the same. I have always been very adventurous and love the outdoors. I try to make it to the temple as much as possible, because I am lucky enough to have one so close to my home. My passion is basketball. I have been playing basketball for as long as I can remember. I played four sports in high school and was very involved in student government. I continued on to play basketball at the college level before deciding to serve a mission. I love this gospel so much and try everyday to become more like my loving Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in to the church, so some say I'm just Mormon because that is what my family raised me as. I grew up in a stronger, faithful home encircled around the gospel. I was baptized at age 8, went into young women's at age 12, and then on to Relief Society at age 18. I went to college and one day I asked myself this very same question... I prayed and fasted trying to get an answer. Then I realized I am Mormon because I know this church is true. I know that families can be together forever and that the temples on this earth are all Houses of The Lord. Christ suffered for my mistakes, so that I could humble myself and repent of my sins. I am a Child of God and know that He has a specific plan for each one of His children here on this earth. This gospel has brought me nothing but happiness and hope. I am not perfect and never will be. I make more mistakes than I should, but the comfort in knowing I can turn to my loving Heavenly Father with my every need is what keeps my going. I know that God still calls modern day prophets to lead and guide this church, just as He did during Biblical times. I love my Heavenly Father and am so grateful for my ever growing knowledge of this gospel. I am Mormon because I know this gospel is true.

How I live my faith

I come from a very small town, so everyone knows who the Mormons are. This has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. President Hinckley said the symbol of this church is the life's of its members. I am very involved in sports, community, and other various activities around me. In each circumstance I try to do everything in accordance to my beliefs. I know the gospel is true, so I know I must live according to commandments and principles of the Gospel. I have been able to share the gospel message often with those around me and will soon be spreading the gospel in New Zealand on my mission. By living what I believe I have found countless blessings come into my life and also those around me.