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I'm a college student striving to someday become a Mechanical Engineer. I got interested in the degree by growing up with all sorts of Lego creations in my basement. I love the design and mathematical challenge that comes with engineering, though I could do without the homework. I am an avid tennis player! I love competing, I love teaching, I love being active and healthy. Tennis is an amazing sport that can be played for my whole life. My sweet tooth is my soft spot. I love to make and eat treats and figure I might as well enjoy it while the metabolism lasts. I love to snowboard in my beloved hometown of Park City, Utah with the greatest snow on Earth. I have just returned from a mission in the great state of Washington, I love the people and the country as it will be close to my heart forever. I look forward to life and future adventures it brings!
I owe all my many blessings in life to my Savior Jesus Christ and the love my parents have shown me. I have only been powerfully active in the church for the last 5 years. My Father, though a member his whole life, has not been active during my time. My mother, worked valiantly to keep my family in church, but found it very difficult and church activity for us was sparsely scattered. I suffer from a speech disorder, a stutter that has made basic communication very difficult through out my life and consequently left me depressed during almost all of my early schooling. Loneliness and despair built and built, I felt as if I had know one to relate to, and know one at all who could help. I had few if any friends, felt awkward in any social situation, repeatedly made a fool of myself as I tried to just speak my name in class. I felt as if my life would never get better and I was doomed to be by myself forever. Thoughts of ending my "miserable" existence seemed so wonderful and easy. My parents, tried desperately to help me, but I felt as if I could not be comforted. At the bottom of a pit a man has but two options, to sink and pass away or find something else to grasp. During this time my Mother, always had taught me to pray and ask for help. This advice couple with the valiant efforts of faithful home teachers and loving Bishops finally broke through my stubborn teenage mind. I decided that I wanted to be happy, and sad no more. I began step by step, tried prayer, found I felt more peace, went to Church, found I came home happy. I read my scriptures and found treasures greater than I ever knew. I became happy, I found the Atonement of Jesus Christ, someone that could understand and ease the pain. I decided to serve a mission, my family, was rightfully concerned about this decision. I served faithfully, overcame most of the stutter, came home to find my family active in the Gospel. There really is an Atonement, I know it, and we can have a happy, fairy tale ending.
I feel as if I own my love of Jesus Christ much to valiant hometeachers. So in return I strive to be the same valiant friend to those I meet. I have seen such blessings come from loving home teachers as I served in the Elders Quorum Presidency and found that true joy comes in the service of others. Being a person that is in need of help daily, or every minute, I strive to be a happy dependable friend to everyone I meet. I never know who is crying behind the veil of a smile.