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Hi I'm Korey!

I'm an artist, a convert, kind of a nerd, a full-time missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a artist! I have a bachelors in Fine Arts- Design. I don't have a favorite color, but I have favorite colors! Probably around 100 or so. Ok, that's a lie, it's definitely more than that. I'm a LOVER of music, but I'm not a fan of the radio. I haven't listened to it in about 5 years. That's when you find the creative stuff. I love doing creative things, and meeting creative/fun-loving people. I probably have one of the best; completely random memories of anyone I know. I came into contact with the Church while I was in college, and I've loved every minute of it. And now that I'm done with school, at least for now, I decided to serve a full-time mission. I'm currently serving in the GREAT California Ventura Mission, and I've been out 7 months (of 24). It's the best decision I've made so far--and I think I've made some pretty good ones in the past. After being out in the mission field roughly a month, my family joined the Church! Going on a mission made them realize it wasn't simply a 'phase' and that it meant a lot to me. So far on the mission my favorite thing that I've picked (back) up is bike riding. I LOVE it! I'm riding a 'fixie' aka fixed-gear (look it up!, they're awesome!) It's an interesting ride, and a ton of work (no gears on hills!), but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Why I am a Mormon

I joinedThe very first time I read the Book of Mormon I could feel that it was true. That was all I needed! I had very little knowledge of Mormons. Actually, I had heard the term, but had never met anyone I knew who was a Member, nor did I know anything about their beliefs. One day I met a girl in one of my classes in school college who I became good friend with. Eventually, she invited me to do stuff with the YSA young single adults, kind of like "youth group" in other churches. I was a bit skeptical, but after meeting them there was something "different". I ordered a Book of Mormon that night, because I thought I should know what these people I just met/loved believed. It was so foreign to me. Eventually the girl who had invited me to things said "I can let you borrow a Book of Mormon if you want". My response was "that's ok, I ordered one online, I'm on page 257". She was a bit surprised to say the least. She's now serving a mission, is the best friend I've ever had, and led me to most wonderful things possible. It's made me super happy, and now my family is part of the Church and super happy too! I've grown so much closer to them than I ever was before! You really build special relationships in the Church with so many people. With your family, friends, and most importantly with Jesus Christ, and Heavely Father. All I can say is THE CHURCH IS TRUE!

How I live my faith

Just be ACTIVE! It's so much more fun. I don't know how you could go innactive. The Church brings so many amazing things into your life. New friends, a ward family. I LOVE my ward 'family'! Just wonderful new people into your life! I read the scriptures each day, pray- that's a really important one, and just enjoy all that the Church brings.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Korey!
No, we're not. Many choose to go, and many choose not to as well. It is two years of your life, and is not something to be taken lightly. It isn't for everybody, but persevering through one can teach you many things, and can change your life in so many ways. I'm currently in the Missionary Training Center MTC right now, on my way to serving a mission. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Korey!
There are probably more Mormons around than you realize. You may work with some, some may be your neighbors. If you have questions, you can always contact the local Church in your area, and talk to someone there. The phone number will most likely be in the phone book, or you can find it online. You can also contact the Salt Lake City call center, which can then help you coordinate with Missionaries in your local area, who you can talk to in person. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Korey!
Many people seem to think so. However, modern day Mormons do not practice polygamy. It was officially disavowed in 1890. While there are polygamist in the world, they cannot be associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As our late President and Prophet of the Church, Gordon B. Hinckley said “If any of our members are found to be practicing plural marriage, they are excommunicated, the most serious penalty the Church can impose." Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Korey!
No. Mormons, often referred to as the "Stormin' Mormons" have been quick to lend aid during times of need, such as Hurricane Katrina, and other similar events. They have helped tons with the recent earthquake in Japan. I love that my Church does so much for others.They also help on a more local level. It is true that often times Members are helped more, because we are in constant contact with one another, so we often know their specific needs better.  Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Korey!
This I think, is one of the most frequently asked questions, and probably the most important question. For some reason, many people I run into do not think we believe in Christ. The real answer however, is that yes, we undeniably believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ. He atoned for our sins, and is the only way to return to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less