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I was born and raised in a small town in West Virginia, and lived their until the age of 19. I served a two year mission in Nevada for my church, and since then have attended college in Idaho. I'm currently studying computer info technology, and would love to do web and graphics design for a living. Really I enjoy anything creative, so this would be turning a hobby into a career for me. I also have a huge interest in music. I love playing, writing, recording and just listening to music of all sorts. My favorite on the performance side is the drums, but I also enjoy the guitar and whatever else I can get my hands on.
I've discovered that learning of the Savior and trying to be like him brings me a peace that nothing else can. I'm happiest when I know I'm doing what He would have me do, and I can feel myself learning and progressing. I was born into an active Mormon family, but I stay because I personally have a testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is indeed the Lord's church. I know that He stands at the head of it, directing us through modern-day prophets. I know that through heeding their counsel and aligning my life with gospel principles I can live happily and confidently.
As we offer our talents, we can enable others do more than they could on their own, and help them in ways they cannot help themselves. The Lord gives each of us specific and unique talents, but he doesn't give one person all of them. We are meant to work together and share our gifts.
Hope is confidence that the promised blessings of the Gospel will be received. I have a hope that I will truly live happier in this life and in the next as I am faithful to the Savior.
The Lord has commanded that we share the gospel: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations..." Matthew 28:19. That's one way that we do it.
Prayer is vital. For me it's a way to counsel with Heavenly Father every day. I tell him of my plans, my concerns, my desires, and I ask for his input and support. I think it shows the Lord that I truly want to do His will, and as a result I receive more inspiration and feel that I am directed.
In my local ward at church I was recently asked to work with the youth, specifically the 16-18 year old young men. I participate in Sunday School classes and activities during the week, and try to be a friend and hopefully a good example to them. About a year ago I returned from serving as a full-time missionary in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. All day every day was spent proselyting and serving the people in that area. Words cannot describe how much I treasure that experience! Most importantly though, I live my faith by trying every day to live like the Savior.