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Hi I'm Anthony

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm originally from the Southwest and have a unique heritage. I'm full blooded Native American. I love anything about sports. My older brother and I played college football. I currently work as the head strength and conditioning coach for a respected university. Of all my athletic accomplishments and awards, most important to me is that I'm a husband and a father. I've been married for 10 years now and have 6 beautiful children.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm LDS for many reasons. The foundation of why I was baptized and continue to be faithful to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is because of the profound, deep, and personal relationship it allows me to have with the Savior Jesus Christ. From this personal relationship everything I do and everything I am is an extension of the Savior's love for me. The teachings and beliefs that are taught are true and give my and my family the daily strength to overcome all our obstacles both big and small. I can't imagine a life where we don't turn to our Heavenly Father in prayer or rely upon the Atonement of Jesus Christ. My testimony stems from a series of smaller events that testified to me we have a Father in Heaven who loves us deeply and that Jesus Christ lived for us, and more personally, to save me. I know this Church is the only true Church upon the whole face of this planet. All the scholars in the world could not convince me otherwise, because what I feel permeates from the very depths of my heart and spirit, and I know those are things that cannot lie to me.

How I live my faith

I try to do as much as I can for the community I live in. It isn't always convenient or easy, but it is always worth it. I teach Sunday lessons to help strengthen the members of our Church in this area. Our children are young so we have many opportunities to be involved in their school and church activities. We live a clean and wholesome life. Mostly, my wife and I try to be examples to our children. We don't smoke, drink alcohol, watch any inappropriate movies or tv shows, and we try to build up others around us in anyway that we possibly can, through conversations, helping with yard work, giving service, providing meals in times of difficulty. In turn, our children try to be good examples for their friends. They don't talk poorly of others, they don't get involved in cheating or lying to school teachers/personnel, they stand up for what is right when faced with difficult decisions. First and foremost we live our faith by following the principles taught to us through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.