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Hi I'm Audrey

I am a lifelong member of the church. I grew up in Portland Oregon. I am a movie lover and soon to be missionary. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of four children so growing up was a blast; I always got pushed really high on the swings, and I always got to tag along on big kid activities. Growing up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I learned to love the outdoors. Multiple times a year my family will take trips to our cabin in eastern Oregon and spend our time hiking, fishing, or horseback riding. I also love movies. Anything from Pixar animated films to old films (anything with either Fred Astaire or Audrey Hepburn). My family has spent more family nights than I can count at the movies. In addition to movies, my family spends a lot of our time together supporting each other at sporting events. At least we did.. In high school, with both my sister and I participating in soccer, cross country, and track, our weeks consisted of practices, games, and meets. I guess it paid off since my sister and I both have a couple of state champion titles under our belts, and she is running track at Brigham Young University. Good old BYU is a family tradition. My parents met there, and all four of my siblings (including myself) attend or attended BYU. I just finished my freshman year at BYU and loved it. Currently, I am preparing to serve an 18 month mission for the Church in Santiago Chile! I am beyond excited, and I can't wait to love and serve the people of Chile!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I don't know where or who I would be if I wasn't. I love my family and know my role in my family because I know families can be together forever. I know that I am not perfect, but I don't need to be because Jesus Christ atoned for my sins, and he is always there to help me up when I fall. I know that even when I feel lonely, I am never actually alone because I have been blessed with the Gift of the Holy Ghost which is sent to comfort me when I need it. I know that when I need advice I can listen to the words of the prophet and know they are true because I have read the Book of Mormon and I know that the stories within it are true. I know that whenever I feel beaten down I just need to remember that I am a daughter of God, and I can handle anything the adversary tries to throw at me because I am strong. So again, I can't imagine what my life would be like if I didn't know these things. Because this testimony is what gets me through every day.

How I live my faith

I love this gospel and when people ask me to tell them about my religion, it is difficult because they are basically asking me to tell them about my life. I live my faith every day. It is a part of my every decision. When I make dinner, I think about who I know could be in need of some. When I bake cookies, I always make sure to make extra to take to the women I visit teach. When I write in my journal, I make sure to think back on my day and notice the tender mercies that the Lord has sent me that day. The list could go on and on. I am not a very craftsy person so when it is my turn to plan an activity, you can usually count on a game night or some form of an outdoor activity. Even though I don't have the passion for arts and crafts that many women do in the Church, I never feel excluded or out of place. That is something I love and try to share with others about the Church. It is so welcoming. We are all at different places in our lives, and none of us are perfect. However, when we come together whether it is to help clean up a backyard, or make blankets for the newborns in the ward, our flaws and imperfections fade away for a small moment and we forget ourselves in service of others. So how I live my faith is more how I live my life. I just try to be a better person today than I was yesterday.