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Hi I'm Cody

I run 26.2 miles. I hike. I canoe. I record my life with journals, scrapbooks, & videos ... and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of a gifted teenage son and the lucky husband of a talented wife. I find pleasure in running 26.2 miles and staying fit, which makes my time spent outdoors camping, hiking, and canoeing more enjoyable. I also enjoy digital scrapbooking, video editing, and landscaping. I am currently working towards my bachelor degree despite being well beyond the years of a typical college student, but like everything that requires a sacrifice, it's worth it.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up attending the Mormon church. The rest of my family were also members. To some extent I always just felt that it was the right place to be on Sunday and that my life was better for having attended my meetings. Somewhere around age 14 I started to have personal experiences that strengthened my belief and what the Gospel of Jesus Christ taught. One by one these experiences began to solidify my testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel and Christ's church on earth. Those first experiences were stepping stones and over the course of my life, further experiences have further strengthened my testimony. It is upon that foundation that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ... and why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the church is more than attending my Sabbath day worship but rather daily worship. I try to pray daily and to read from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. As the father in our home, I lead our family in evening scripture study and family prayer. On Monday's we have a family devotional with a spiritual lesson, singing hymns, and often a game and treat. But there are also opportunities for service. I am assigned to help watch over and serve a group of church members in my town. Together with another member my age, we meet with these families once a month (or as needed) and share a Gospel message and administer to their needs. Living my faith is based on several conscious decisions that I make each day which ultimately determine who I am.