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Hi I'm Isabella

I grew up in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. I love to climb, ski, run, and do most other outdoor activities. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Things I like to do: run, climb, spend time with my family, work on the family ranch, ride horses, dance, sing, and eat ice cream! I have also been very involved in the 4-H and Cedar Badge (National Youth Leadership Training through Boy Scouts of America) programs. I have been to one year of college, but I have not decided what to major in as of yet.

Why I am a Mormon

I first gained a testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ, when I was about 12 years old. Growing up, it was enough to believe the words of my parents, but now I wanted to know for myself. I had been praying for several weeks to know if Heavenly Father and Jesus were real. Then, in church one Sunday, my cousin came and sang "How Great Thou Art". When he began singing the third verse, I began to feel peace and the love of my Savior so strongly that I began to cry. The words that he sang were: "And when I think that God, His son not sparing, sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in. That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, He bled and died to take away my sin." In that moment, I knew, without doubt, that Christ did atone for my sins, sorrows, weaknesses, and pains, and that He loves me more than I can ever imagine. Since that day, I have never once doubted this. I am a Mormon because of the peace and joy that this knowledge brings to my life. I know that God lives. I know that Jesus atoned for my sins. I know that the Bible and the Book of Mormon testify of Jesus Christ and are the word of God. I know that all who come unto Christ and pray to know if these things are true can receive the same testimony.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living as a Christian, not just talking about it. I try to follow Christ's teachings and set an example for my brothers and sisters, friends, and all those around me. Serving others in my community is important to me, and I have had opportunities to do this through family, 4-H, church, National Honor Society, and Cedar Badge. For the next 18 months, I will be serving a LDS mission, where I will teach others about Christ and His gospel. I try to promote Christian values such as faith, joy, service, goodwill, friendship, acceptance, hope, love, kindness, and charity.