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Hi I'm Whitney Thomas

I grew up in upstate New York and Virginia. I'm currently a student at BYU and am preparing to serve a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to travel and explore. I find joy in nature and love the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have a testimony of its truthfulness. My happiness is rooted in my belief of my Savior and my understanding of the Atonement. I love being a member of the church because it motivates me to be better and gives me a greater and deeper love for those around me.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I go to church with my roommates and other kids my age who want to worship. On Monday nights we get together to have a spiritual thought and to build friendships.

What is the priesthood?

Whitney Thomas
Priesthood is the authority to act in God's name that is given to all worthy male members of the church who live their lives in accordance with the example of Jesus Christ. I have a strong testimony of priesthood power. When I was in elementary school, my mom became very ill with pneumonia. I remember it was Christmas time, and it was a difficult December for my family. The Doctors were worried she wouldn't make it, as she was growing sicker and sicker. My mom was then given a priesthood blessing of healing, and on Christmas Eve, my mom came home from the hospital. Many called it a Christmas miracle, but I know that it was because of the priesthood blessing my mother received that she was healed. Show more Show less