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Hi I'm Cory

I grew up in Texas and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Cory and I grew up in Midland, Texas. I am attending a university in the Southeast for a Ph.D. in Accounting. I have a wonderful wife and three small children. I love volleyball and spending time with my family when I'm not studying.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have come to know that the Book of Mormon is a true book and that Joseph Smith is God's prophet, called to restore Christ's church in these, the latter days. I received a confirmation of the truthfulness of the gospel when I was a senior in high school. I can still remember reading the Book of Mormon on one evening and having the Holy Ghost confirm to my heart that it is a true book. I know that God does, indeed, love us and that He wants us to return to live with Him with our family. I know from my own experience that each person who wants to learn about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon can approach our Heavenly Father in prayer and that He will give us the answers.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as the early morning seminary teacher in my ward. This means that during the school year, I will teach seminary at 6:10am to high school students before they head off to school. We will be learning about the Doctrine & Covenants this year and I'm excited! We have such wonderful youth in our ward. I am also a home teacher to 7 families in the ward. I have the chance to visit with each of these families on a regular basis to help them out in any way that I can. Serving other people truly brings happiness into my own life.

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

All things good tell me that there is a God. I was recently out in my backyard after the sun had gone down and I looked up into the sky with its array of stars. It was awe-inspiring and I knew that there is a God in heaven that created all of this for His children. Show more Show less