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Hi I'm Anthony

I'm a close-up magician. I'm a student. I'm an avid ping pong player. I'm a waiter. I love French Toast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am working for the time being until I can get myself back into college. I totally understand the importance of an education in today's society. To live on the other side of the country from where I'm from can be a little overwhelming, namely because I don't know that many people and all my close friends aren't as "close" as they used to be. I love interaction with people, which is one reason I love sleight of hand as much as I do. Not only is it an instant ice-breaker, but it allows me to connect with people. The reactions that I get from people is actually more fun for me than the performance of any given trick. I'm the oldest of five kids, all of whom live on the other side of the country. I love to laugh and look for the positive in almost everything. I know I have my imperfections and shortcomings, but they help remind me that no one is perfect and in a very real sense, we all have things to overcome, reminding me that regardless of the journey, be mindful of where you want your final destination.

Why I am a Mormon

In the back of my mind, I had always known that there had to be some greater being or power governing everything, I was just never sure what it was exactly. I grew up a devoted Catholic, I went to catechism, I was an alter boy and the whole nine yards in middle school and junior high. I somewhat rebelled as I got older, but never denied the existence of a higher power through these times. I can honestly tell that the Lord was preparing me to receive the Gospel as I reflect on the years that followed my rebellious youth. Making a long story short, I met with missionaries who had more answers than I had questions and eventually challenged me to read the Book of Mormon and pray to God and ask Him myself. I decided to do that and I know for a fact that not only was my prayer heard, it was surely answered as well. From that moment on, I have committed myself to doing my best to live a life that is pleasing to my Father in Heaven because if He can take the time from all that He governs to listen to "little old me" here on earth, the absolute least that I can do is follow the Gospel and live by example.

How I live my faith

I understand that people pay attention to little things. I also understand that there aren't too many members where i currently live at the moment. For that reason, I do my best to be an example that will do the most good when others are given a chance to learn about the Gospel. Everyone knows at least one member, or have come into contact with one. I would like to be the better example for those looking into the Church as opposed to the one that makes people question whether I take it serious or not. I look back on members I crossed paths with before I joined the Church and am grateful that they were positive examples for me and later became mentors of such as I continued to learn and grow in the Gospel. I am a Sunday School teacher and I hope that with my background, I can teach in a way that allows for those who are curious to understand simple Gospel truths, help develop their own faith and to cultivate and nurture their own testimony of what we latter-day saints believe and why we do what we do.