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Hi I'm Cody

Jr. Web Developer with high hopes and a knack for a good joke here and there! I love aquatic sports, especially scuba and sailing!

About Me

I have a B.S. in Computer Information Technology and I've just started my first career-type job as a junior developer for a small company in Salt Lake. I work from home, so it gives me plenty of time to think. I am currently working with Ruby on Rails and I love it. However, just because I say I love it doesn't mean that it's easy. I tend to struggle through the steep learning curve that is computer science and sometimes feel like I'm not good enough to do my job. But I push through and always end up doing pretty well! It's a great feeling to start doing something you don't think you can do and look back and say that you did it! I've been back from my mission to solcal (Southern California) for almost 5 years now. It was there I learned Spanish, how to correctly use a tortilla, and how much God loves every single person on this planet! I still feel like I just got back last week! I do my best to find opportunities to keep being a missionary and to serve those around me just like I was still on my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

What a question! Believe it or not I ask myself that everyday! My parents are both Mormon, and so naturally I didn't have much of a say in anything until my adolescent years. I had great trust in my parents; enough to believe what they believed without question. In those times my young mind thought that even considering the possibility of another "religious route" would have been some offense against my family. However, there did come a point when I realized that when it came to questions of such importance, resting on traditions, wither they be correct or not, was not a sure way to base such an important part of one's life. I came to the conclusion that I would have to know for myself. I started doing everything my parents and church leaders had taught me to do, but I actively thought about why I was doing it, and if it was what I was supposed to be doing. I would take a small principle, for example: saying prayers. I would then test it. I wanted to know independently from anyone else if this was what I was supposed to be doing. At first it seemed like my answers did not come. In fact it disappointed me greatly. I was expecting a stunning feeling or an obvious divine answer that would give me an assurance that I couldn't mistake. I soon realized that God was not going to give me such an answer. Throughout my life I have received tiny miracles and experiences that have built an incredible belief and knowledge that I am on the right path. If you've ever watched those nature shows and seen how the big stalactites and stalagmites in caves form you would get a better picture of what I've gone through. Drop by drop they slowly build into a strong pillar. That's what my life is like when it comes to my beliefs. I find something, I question it and try it out. Then I get a small answer; sometimes barely noticeable. It may seem like it could be something more spectacular, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

How I live my faith

I help others. I really just try and look for other opportunities to serve. That is what the Gospel is all about! We are here together on this earth people! Might as well be friends right?

Why is family so important to Mormons?

To me family is the foundation of my soul. Without my family I would not be anywhere near where I am today. Families give us a place to learn, grow, relax, rest, and HAVE FUN! I know families (wither biological or not) are one of God's greatest gifts to us. Show more Show less