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Hi I'm Cody

Father of 5, Business Owner and Triathlete. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 5 and married for 15 years to the love of my dreams Nichole. Growing up in southern Idaho I worked with my Dad in his buisness welding and building farm equipment. I graduated from college in Mechanical engineering. I worked on Sea Launch and helped launch 8 commercial Satellites into space. I now own my own business in sales and online product marketing. Now in my free time I like to race triathlons and long distance running and biking. I completed a full Ironman in May of 2010 in St George UT and have completed 6 other 70.3 mile triathlons.

Why I am a Mormon

I read the book of Mormon when I was 19 and prayed about Joseph Smith. I still remember the feelings of my heart and how every hair of my head was alive. I almost felt like my skin was on fire. I know that Joseph Smith was called of God to translate the Book of Mormon and reorganize the true church of God on the earth.

How I live my faith

I love to serve in the church. I work with the young men of the church in our area. I work with the young men on their fulfilling their Duty to God which is a church program to teach young men to trust and have faith in God. Then when they are older they will be righteous husbands and fathers. In the church we are also highly involved in the Boy Scouts of America. As a family with teach our kids the gospel by studding the scriptures every morning before school. We also say prayers and sing a song as a family before breakfast. This has become a fun tradition and my little girls walk around singing songs like "I love to see the temple" I look for opportunities to serve our neighbors and help others that are members of the church or non members. Every winter we get together with other member of the church and haul wood for the elderly and help people move in and out of the area. Mostly I live my faith by being an example of someone who believes in Jesus Christ. He is my savior and redeemer. I know that someday I will stand face to face with him. My hope is that he will say "Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father." This is the sincere desire of my heart. So I really just live my life trying to live the commandments mostly the 2 greatest which is to love God and my fellow man.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Cody
Joseph Smith was a boy who wanted to find God in his life. He lived in up state New York and worked on a farm with his family. They were a very poor family and worked hard for everything they got. He wanted to know which church was the true church and decided to ask God. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Cody
It is a compilation of writings from many prophets spanning 600 yrs BC to 400 AD. There is also a book the goes all the way back to the tower of Babel. The authors of the book are prophets who received revelation from God and wrote it down. This is the same way the world got the Bible. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Cody
We believe the Jesus Christ is the literal son of God and the only advocate with the father that makes it possible for us to return and live with God. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Cody
I prayed and God gave me a feeling that was so real and distinct that I could not deny it came from God. I think the best ways to know are to read the Book of Mormon, pray, serve God and your fellow man, have an open heart and truly have the desire to seek God Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Cody
The power to act in the name of God to complete specific ordinances like baptism. This is also the power he uses to lead his church Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Cody
God restored the true Church through Joesph Smith and the power of that truth is touching the hearts of the people. This truth is a message about the purpose of life and what we are doing here. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Cody
No. However we do honor him as a brave, courageous, faithful, prophet of God. Joseph is like any other prophet of God like Noah, Moses or Abraham. We talk about him because he restored the church and translated the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Cody
Yes and his name is Thomas S. Monson. I listen to his words every week or watch him in a video. I just watched a Mormon Message video on him and I know he is a prophet of God. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Cody
The first vision happened when Joseph Smith decided to take his question to God an pray about which church is true. He was in a grove of trees and while he was praying God and Jesus appeared and told him about the Book Of Mormon, the restoration of the true church and to join no other churches. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Cody
They talk about God and Jesus Christ. The purpose of this life and how we all fit into the picture. Show more Show less