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Hi I'm Ted

I'm from upstate New York and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to college right now, studying communications. I enjoy making connections with people I meet and sharing interests. I also like working outside, playing guitar and eating Korean food. I'm second of nine children, and I love spending time with my family, doing work and having fun. I love the outdoors and sports, especially soccer, frisbee, running and cross-country skiing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. Growing up, some of the things we did in my family were different from most other people. It wasn't always comfortable being the only one of my friends who believed and acted the way I did, but I have seen how living true principles brings the most lasting peace in this life. I've seen it in others as well. There is a God, and He cares about us because we are His children. He knows what will bring us peace and happiness, but He lets us make our own choices so we can learn for ourselves. He has taught us true principles through prophets throughout the ages. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, not only to teach, but to show us how to live right. When I've chosen to follow Jesus Christ and tried thinking about others and not so much myself, I've been the most happy. Christ paid the price for our mistakes. Basically, He suffered and died for us so we could live better if we choose to follow Him. Being Mormon helped me realize these things.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by actively participating in the local congregation where I live. Being involved at church is a great opportunity to reach outside of myself and serve others. Other ways I live my faith include studying the scriptures, praying and trying to apply God's teachings in my life.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

I learned why family is important to Mormons through my own family. My parents have loved me and taught me and my siblings to love each other. We know we can't get through this life without helping each other. The supportive environment of a loving family makes good people and builds strong communities. What better place to be taught? This is why family is so important. Show more Show less