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Hi I'm Colby

I love life. I love the zero limitations of dreams. I enjoy the freedom of the clouds. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 3, and have grown up in Utah all my life. However, that hasn't kept me from being willing to see what is on either side of the great "Rocky Mountains". I love my family and enjoy visiting those that live in Michigan and California when I get the chance. I have even had the opportunity to spend a few years in Oregon! I would say one of my passions in life is to SMILE! I love to be in the outdoors. Flying through the clouds and being free from the confinement of the ground is something I desire most. Recieving more education is on the list of things for me to do, but at the moment I am taking life one step at a time and not forgeting the Lord in all I do.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, but that didn't keep me from gaining my own understanding of the religious beliefs that I follow... As I continued to attend church with my family and go to seminary as a teenager my desire to know truth grew immensely. So, I took the challenge that is stated in the Introduction to the Book of Mormon to heart. I knelt in prayer and asked my Heavenly Father to assure me that this is the true gospel and that I would find the most happiness in continuing to have faith in His son, Jesus Christ. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ is something that has really helped me to appreciate the companionship of the spirit.

How I live my faith

 One of my favorite things is service projects, especially ones that involve many people. I had great support a few years back when I was doing my Eagle Project. There were many people in my ward that were there to help and see that I was able to accomplish the task that was ahead of me. After that I continued to be a part of whatever project I heard about. Christ was the perfect example of serving others and I feel that that trait is one that I can best emulate. I love working hard and being with those who care about each other the same that I care for them. Also, another way that I live my faith is by being a friend to everyone. It isn’t always the easiest thing, but truly loving those around you makes you so much happier. There are people out there that just need somebody to talk to. It is great to walk down the street smiling and saying “Hi” to people you don’t even know. Laughter is contagious and it is always more fun to laugh with a friend.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Colby
 Are keeping God’s commandments something that you are willing to do? Do you enjoying learning about Jesus Christ and his teachings? If these are things you desire in your life then you are already on the path way of coming to know that “Mormonism” is true. Many people take the time to sit down and have discussions with the missionaries of the church. These young men and women devote 18 months to 2 years of their lives to teaching the gospel. They go into a home and teach families about the Restored Gospel. They then encourage them to pray and ask God if the things the missionaries are teaching are true. God will never tell you that something good and from him isn’t right… so those that have a sincere desire to know truth and ask Him, he tells them what is right. The only way to know if “Mormonism” is true is to learn about it from members and missionaries and to ask Heavenly Father if it is the truth.  Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Colby
There are so many things that denote the existence of a God. Just take the human body for example… How could a magnificent creation such as that just appear out of thin air? It couldn’t. Which goes to show that there would have to be a supreme creator. That supreme creator is God. There are so many different things that we see each day that wouldn’t be possible if we didn’t have a loving Heavenly Father, God to provide them for us. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Colby
Members of the church donate 10% of their income because God has blessings that he wants to offer, but only does upon the principle of obedience. The tithe, 10%, is used to help to move the work of the Lord forward. It doesn’t pay for our clergy or any other individual that serves in the church. Many individuals might find it difficult to pay the 10%, but find that when they do their needs are met and that they receive many more wonderful blessings from the Lord. Show more Show less