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Hi I'm Summer Schmoekel

I love to take pictures. I love the family unit. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the beautiful Sacramento area in a loving family. I am the fourth of six children. My parents instilled in me as a young child the importance of family and that carried on into my life today. I love the family. I am now a student at Brigham Young University and I am pursuing a degree in family studies. I am a passionate photographer, soccer player, and avid shopper. I love chocolate ice cream and I love to make memories with those closest to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I love Jesus Christ. I came to love Him through His restored gospel and the teachings I have been administered since I was a small child. I sang of Him in my youth classes, I read of Him in my family bible study, and I learned of him in lessons and videos. I was no stranger to the gospel. Yet my testimony of Him has grown immensly as I have grown, questioned, doubted, and realized the truth of His existence and the reality of His church. As a teenager, I sought for the truth and I found it. I realized that I need a Savior to save me from my sins and I needed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is here that I learn of Him in his great glory. It is here that I feel His love. I am am member of this church because I have all the truths explained to me and I understand them. I am here because it makes sense and I love it. I am part of this church because it has blessed my life.

How I live my faith

Each Monday evening is set aside for an evening with the family in our church. As a student at BYU, I attended a young adult congregation. Since we were away from our families, we gathered as groups of students each Monday evening in lieu of our own family home evening. I was in charge of my group, and was referred to as "Family Home Evening Ma." I acted on behalf of the Mothers of all my fellow ward members in trying to include everyone, provide meaningful activities, and make sure everyone was happy. I loved my position as a provider for my little group of students who became like family. Each week we would participate in activities and grew closer. No one will ever replace my own family, but I will always remember the people in my family home evening group. I always felt a lot of support from them and encouragemnt at every activity.