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Hi I'm Olivia Shakespeare

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am called to serve in the Washington Everett Mission.

About Me

I am a photographer and a tennis player. I love to spend time with family and friends. While at home, I went to musical concerts almost every month; I love music (alternative and indie, specifically). I was attending college in the Northern part of Utah, and I am working towards a Marketing Major. I have worked at Deseret Book as a Sales Associate for the last year, and Pizza Factory as a Waitress for a few years prior. I am called to serve in the Washington Everett Mission, and I am ecstatic to go out and teach those amazing people about the thing that makes me the happiest: this gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel is the thing I love most in this life; it is the source of my happiness, my morals, my standards, and my faith. It teaches us to become like Christ- to be full of love, service, humility, patience, kindness, selflessness, acceptance, and mercy. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I love its basis of joy and service, and the attributes it has taught me to become. I believe that Heavenly Father is real and knows each of us. He truly cares for everyone. I know our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, died for us, in order to complete the atonement. I am thankful for the opportunity to be forgiven of my sins and to become better each day. The Holy Ghost is always there to comfort, lead, and guide us throughout our lives. I am grateful for my amazing family, who I know I can be with for eternity. I love God. I love The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know Joseph Smith truly did restore the church upon the Earth, and that he was a true and honest prophet. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ, and it is a cornerstone to our religion. I love this gospel and everything it has brought me. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I am called as a full-time missionary in Washington. Over the years, I have served as a Visiting Teaching Supervisor, been in the presidency in Young Woman's, and I was also a Special Needs Counselor. As a Visiting Teaching Supervisor, I made sure each lady (18+) in the ward met and was visited by another woman, in order to catch-up and meet the needs of each person. As a youth (ages 12-17), females attend a program, Young Woman's, to spend time with girls their age and learn at an appropriate level. Girls 12-13 are Beehives, 14-15 are Mia Maids, and 16-17 are Laurels. In each "level" there is a presidency within the girls, assigned by the Bishop (who is lead by Heavenly Father), who are in charge of planning activities and meeting with each girl in their group. As a Special Needs Counselor, I was able to attend mutual (an activity that took place every Thursday night), and spend time with someone who has a disability. I loved each amazing soul I was placed with, and it definitely made my week to spend time with these spectacular people.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Olivia Shakespeare
Mormons are not required to serve a mission. Missionaries are volunteers who are willing to give up their time, energy, and money to serve the Lord and further His work. Males are welcome to begin service at the age of eighteen years old, whereas females may begin at the age of nineteen. Typically, missions are two years for Elders (males) and a year and a half for Sisters (females). Older couples and retired persons are allowed to serve, if desired. A mission is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the gospel, and to teach it to those who are willing to listen. Missionaries are expected to live to the highest standards as representatives of Jesus Christ; they are called, or assigned, to places to devote themselves to service. Show more Show less