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Hi I'm Sam Hawkes

I have grown up in Salt Lake City. I am serving a mission in Houston Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 and just preparing to serve in the Texas Houston East mission. I have worked with those who have special needs for almost four years now and it is one of my most favorite things to do! I have not started college because I want to serve a mission first. When I return home in 18 months I plan on attending Salt Lake Community College just to complete my generals.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church because I genuinely love it's teachings. I have continuously felt my Heavenly Father and Savior carry me through the hard times in my life, and I know they are all ways aware of me. This is exactly why I have chosen to dedicate 18 months of my life to purely serving the Lord. I want everyone to feel His comfort and love. I know that if we humble ourselves and come into Christ that his blessings will poor down upon us even more than we can imagine. Because of this gospel I know who I am and I know what I am worth. I am confident because I know that I am a beloved daughter of God.

How I live my faith

For three years, while being a high school student, I worked as a counselor for those who have special needs. I would dedicate an hour and a half every Thursday night to serving in the young men and young women's program specifically made for our special needs friends. I have a very strong testimony of service and how incredibly important it is for us to openly help and love those around us.