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Hi I'm Addie

I am a BYU Cougar, an outdoor adventurist, and a sucker for Rom-Coms. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am definitely a "true-Montanan" in that I love the outdoors! Hiking, camping, and a new-found love for shooting are some of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy playing soccer, though I'm certainly no Messi. I love to read when I can find the time, and am currently studying at BYU-Provo to earn a BS in Chemistry. I have a love for the amazing human body and hope to one day continue my studies through medical school.

Why I am a Mormon

A few months ago, this would have been a hard question for me to answer. I was born into and have grown up in the Church. My Father is the same, however, my Mother was not introduced to the Church until her later teen years and became the only church member in her family when she was baptized at the age of 19. Growing up to have a perspective of both a world influenced strongly versus not at all by the Gospel, I quickly came to understand and appreciate the power of having a belief in Christ and a love of God in your home. That said, it was not until I was away from the direct influence of my parents that I was able to find my own belief. Once I left home for school, it was up to me to attend church meetings, worship faithfully, and facilitate spiritual growth in my life. I realized that until I found a deeper meaning and greater understanding of what I was doing and why, I would just be wasting my time. It was then that I decided to take the matter to the Lord. It is with immense gratitude that through diligent prayer and seeking, I can say without a doubt that God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ, live. Christ is there, hand outstretched, waiting ever so patiently for us to come to Him. I love Him, so I follow His word. I am a Mormon, because I cannot deny what I know to be true.

How I live my faith

I come from a relatively small town where the LDS members my age are few and far between. Owing to this fact, I had the opportunity to serve as a leader in my youth group all throughout both middle school and high school. I enjoyed working with community members to set up service projects and fun activities for both the young men and women to participate in. One example of a project I helped to organize was at a local animal shelter. The youth in my ward spent the day working at the shelter helping to clean cages, stock supplies, and play with the animals.