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Hi I'm Patrick C.

I am a rock climber and a historian, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the outdoors. Mountain biking and rock climbing are a few of my passions. Recently I graduated with a BS in History but plan on a career in recreation management. I love music and like to play the guitar or write songs in my spare time. To me life is a great adventure and I like to look for the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in high school I was searching for answers. I had been a Christian my whole life but for some reason I felt something was missing. A big turning point happened one morning as I was getting ready for school. I looked at myself in the mirror and my eyes looked lifeless. I couldn't see Christ in the person I saw in the mirror. I decided that day to look for something that would make me feel alive inside. I remembered a book that one of my friends had given me a few years earlier. That book was The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I began to read the book and as I read my life began to change. Over the course of the next few years as I studied and met with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my life changed. I found the light that was missing from my life. My senior year of high school I was baptized into the Church and my life has never been the same since. I have never found anything that has brought me as much joy or peace as the truths I am learning through the gospel as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Life in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is both demanding and rewarding. The Church expects a lot from it's members. As a member of The Church I am expected to accept callings to serve in The Church. I personally have served in many positions since I joined The Church. I have been a sunday school teacher, full-time missionary, membership clerk, secretary to local church leaders, plus many other callings. When a member of The Church takes on a position of responsibility they do it as an act of service to their Savior, Jesus Christ, and His Church. Members do not get paid for any of their service in The Church no matter what position they hold. I have never received any monetary compensation for my time spent on church projects and I will never be paid with money. I do however know that God blesses me greatly for my service and pays me in ways I cannot measure with money. My life is so much better because I have the opportunity to serve in The Church.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Patrick C.
Although many members of The Church tend to be conservative in their political views The Church does not endorse any political party, ideology, or political lobbying group. Members of The Church are encouraged to be politically active and vote for good honest people to represent their personal views. Most Mormons are influenced in all aspects of their life by the teachings of Jesus Christ and that tends to affect of how they feel about politics and political issues. From time to time, when the leaders of The Church feel their is an issue that could directly affect The Church they will make an official Church stance on an issue. This is not very common though and The Church is most commonly politically neutral even on specific issues. Show more Show less