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Hi I'm Samantha

I'm the fifth of nine children. I enjoy sports. I like to write stories, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up playing lots of sports like basketball, softball, soccer, and even a bit of gymnastics. I love hiking, and participating in outdoor activities. I love writing stories, and I love to read and draw. I was home schooled until ninth grade when I attended public school for the first time and went all through high school. I played for my high school basketball team all four years, and was a captain in my senior year. I got accepted to Brigham Young University and attended my first year there along with one of my older brothers and a brother-in-law. I am now about to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 18 months in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, however, I still prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was true. Each time I read this inspired book, I received a confirmation of its truthfulness. I have been richly blessed because of the restored gospel. I know where I came from, why I am here on this earth, and where I am going after I die. This gives me perspective and hope for my life. I know this gospel is true. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior. I know that I can repent and be forgiven because of the atonement. I know families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

I have served as a pianist in my class immediately following Sunday School. I have been a president of my young women class (ages 16-18). Once I reached college, I was a visiting teacher and got to serve two wonderful young women who became very dear friends. I have been a ward missionary and helped welcome new members to my Young Single Adult ward. Serving in the church makes me feel great, because whenever I serve in the church, I know that I am serving God. I am now serving God as a full-time missionary for the next 18 months in the Florida Fort Lauderdale mission.