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I love sports. It is a large part of my life. In high school I trained as a gymnast and achieved national ranking on the pommel horse event. After high school I ran a marathon and started running triathlons. I loved it! I was growing a lot in the sport and thought about going professional with it, but I decided to postpone my training to serve a mission and then upon returning home, I chose to start a family instead of following that path. Now family is my number one priority, but I still find time to get a good work out in here and there.
Being taught from a young age about the restoration of Christ's church in our days, I followed the church's teachings and my mother's example as best as I could, but leaning on her beliefs only got me so far. At the age of 18, far away from home, on my own, I knew that my life was in my own hands and that I needed to find out what I was going to believe in. I needed to find out for myself if what I had been taught all along was really true. I studied and prayed asking God if it were true, and a wonderful feeling of love, peace and security came over me as I remembered in that instant every time in my life when I had felt the spirit testify to me that it is true. I could not deny that feeling and immediatly began to place my life in order to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We know that families can be together forever. If a couple is married in a sacred temple of God there are men who have the power to marry them not just until death, but forever. This blessing also ties parents to children so that, as a family unit, they can be together in Heaven. We work on family history in hopes that we can give all families this great blessing. As I have worked personally on my family history, I have felt a connection with and love for my ancestors who I have never met before.
I have accepted a responsability to watch over the male members of the congregation that I attend and their families. I work with other good men to make sure that the members of this congregation have the things that they need both spiritually and physically.