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Hi I'm Carlos Diamond

I am a BYU graduate, geek, and daily vlogger.

About Me

I recently graduated from Brigham Young University with an undergrad in Political Science. For along time I thought I wanted to be a lawyer or politician because I love working with people to make changes in our world. I have been overweight since I was a child and have always had self esteem issues. Over the past year I have lost over 100lbs and I am on my way to becoming a "superhero." My desire is to share my experiences and help others live healthy and enjoy the world we live in with the time we have.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had a few experiences in my life that have helped me gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first experience was when I was about 10 years old. My best friend and I were at a sleep over at his house and had tons of fun playing with our action figures and playing on his Super Nintendo. I went home that afternoon and his aunt came to pick him up so he could go on a trip to his grandparents. The truck they were in was towing a trailer. While they were on the freeway the winds picked up and started rocking the truck back and forth. The truck started fishtailing and jackknifed the trailer. Neither of them had their seat-belts on. Ray (my friend) went flying out of the truck and died on impact. When I received the news of this from my Mom I was in shock. Up until that point I had not experienced death in my life. I knew the concept. I knew people died, but I was too young when my grandpa died to understand and really know him. I had a thought about the Plan of Salvation that we had learned about in Church and as I did had a feeling of peace come over me that I still can remember. I know that Ray will live again because of the sacrifice and Atonement of Jesus Christ. Most of my testimony is built upon experiences like these. Nothing earth shattering like I sometimes read about in the scriptures. They are simple experiences, but powerful. Many times I almost miss them. I know when I am not searching for truth and striving (fighting) to find the answers I run the risk of losing the answers from the Holy Ghost. I love that although I make mistakes and I sin I can always feel the warmth and peace of our Heavenly Father as I repent and change. I am thankful for this opportunity to share this with you.

How I live my faith

I have had the privilege of being Mormon since I was 8 years old. Being Mormon has guided my life so directly that I don't know who I would be without it. I love how the church teaches the best way and then leaves it up to us to choose. I love to serve in any way I can. I have served in many capacities in our church, but some of my favorite memories are my time in the BYU service center (Y-serve). I worked with the Provo food bank and with the Boy Scouts and loved every minute of it. I also loved my full time mission in Detroit, Michigan. There were some rough parts about the city, but there are so many wonderful people there that are doing their best and I love them.