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Hi I'm Abigail

I grew up the only girl with five brothers. I'm about to move 10,000 miles away to serve a mission in Zimbabwe. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up as the only girl in a house of boys, I learned how to be both tough and refined. As a former pageant winner, I learned that who I am off stage says more about my character than when I'm in the spotlight. While starting my education at Brigham Young University, I learned that in academics and in life, it's actually easier if you pursue every goal with your whole heart instead of only giving half effort. And as a pre-missionary preparing for my 18-month full-time mission in Zimbabwe, I've learned that the Lord asks us to do hard things so that we can experience the growing pains that will help us to become more like him.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and taught by loving parents about the Plan of Salvation and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Throughout my development, there was never a central, pivotal moment of conversion where I saw angels and heard the voice of God declaring its truthfulness. Instead, I found that the harder I worked to come closer to God, the closer He came to me. When I asked honest, faithful questions and then humbly worked to receive an answer, the Savior led me step by step, giving me what I could handle and what I was willing to accept. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings me purpose and peace. I know my life is a gift and that every time I follow the Lord's will, He enlarges my capacity and prepares me for greater happiness than I could ever imagine on my own.

How I live my faith

My last calling involved leading my sisters who lived in the dorms with me at college. I planned lessons, coordinated with the leaders of the ward, carried out unifying activities, and did my best to serve the needy and downtrodden. I addition, one of my favorite responsibilities I've been blessed with is to lead the music during Sacrament meeting. Music can have such a powerful effect and brings the spirit, and this calling was a truly a testament to me that the Lord really does make big changes to people's hearts through small means, such as powerful hymns about the Savior. I am assigned to specific women to whom I make an organized effort to serve and care for in their day-to-day pursuits.