Hi I'm Preston
I am 21 years old, and I am the 6th of 7 kids. I have 3 older sisters, 2 older brothers, and one younger brother. I am studying Building Construction/Restoration while dancing for the Ballroom Company and playing for the College Rugby team. I like to keep myself busy because laziness is depressing! I love all kinds of sports and I am very athletic. I played soccer for 10 years and even a year for my High School. I also love building things with my hands. I am best with wood. I have built two nightstands, a 6-drawer dresser, and a king size bed. I love the out doors: fishing, camping, hunting, star gazing, the whole lot of it. My goal in life is to travel the world making/repairing stain glass windows!
Why I am a Mormon
I am a mormon because it brings me true happiness. Knowing that I can live with my family forever in God's presence is such a comfort to me. Knowing I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me personally and has blessed me in more ways than I can express. My conversion story is not the normal story you would think about. I was a wayward child that lost sight of what was most important to life. I was born into this church and had been going to church every Sunday since the day I was born. I was baptized when I was 8 and received the priesthood at age 12. But, when I entered High School I started making bad choices that separated me from my Heavenly Father. I knew what I was doing was wrong but the sins we love most are the hardest to let go of. One day while driving home in my car, I was listening to the radio. A song came on and I will never forget the inpression and the feeling it left on me. The lyrics said, "My best friend gave me the best advice, today is a gift and not a given right. Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind..." I realized that I had to make some changes because if God wanted me back tonight, or within the next hour I knew I was not ready to go. The Holy Ghost spoke to me through that song and gave me the strength to change my life for the better. Without the Savior and his Atonement, I would be nothing and there would be no happiness in this life. Now that I have changed my life and put my focus on Jesus Christ, I Have more happiness than I ever thought was possible.
How I live my faith
I attend Church every Sunday with my family. I also invite my less active friends to come with me to feel the spirit. I love going to all three hours of Church because it keeps my focus on my Savior and his Atonement. I also would attend my youth activities with all of my friends. It was great to have all of your friends in one location building unity in the ward. We would regularly go out into the community to serve those who are less fortunate or who are unable to do it for themselves. It is amazing how much yard work you can get done with a group of 20 young men. I always feel so good when I serve others and I know they feel good as well.