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Hi I'm Cameron

I was born and raised in Southern California. I like tennis, dogs, laughing, people, and Google. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the Rancho Palos Verdes/San Pedro area of southern LA County. All throughout grade school I was pretty shy, but got by with some really close friends. I joined a swim team at the age of nine, which I kept up with until I graduated high school. I attended Brigham Young University, from which I recently received a degree in Economics. During my enrollment there, I took a two-year break to serve a mission for my church in the southern portion of Taiwan; it was the greatest experience of my life. As for my current situation, I work for a consulting firm in Dallas, TX and will do so for the next few years. After that- TBD.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of mankind and that through obedience to His Gospel I can achieve a greater happiness and become a better person than otherwise possible. I know that this Gospel has been in the making for thousands of years: from Adam through Moses, certain teachings and ceremonies were revealed; from Moses to Christ, the Mosaic Law prepared mankind for the coming of the Savior; and from Christ until the present day, the Gospel in its fullness, as taught by the Savior Himself while alive on Earth, has helped many to achieve the better life that Christ offers all. That Gospel was lost after Christ and His Apostles were killed, but it was restored by those same individuals through Joseph Smith in the 1800's. I know this is true because I have read and prayed about the Book of Mormon, a text translated by Joseph Smith through the power of God. This study and prayer has led me to know, without doubt, that the Book is of God and that Joseph is therefore His prophet. When I follow its counsels and the teachings of the modern-day prophets, my life is always bettered as a result. I have had far too many experiences where this is true to doubt that. And that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I could try and use fancy words and complicated sentences, but I would rather give examples from my life: I try to pray multiple times a day- in the morning for strength to do a little better at something that I am working at improving, several times throughout the day for continued strength, and at night both to account to God on how I did that day in those areas and to ask for further guidance for the next day. I try to read my scriptures daily because I believe that it is while reading scriptures that the Lord can most easily guide me. Reading daily helps me to constantly have His hand pointing me down new paths that help make me better. I try to attend my church meetings every week to partake of the sacrament, learn, fellowship others, and worship. Partaking of the sacrament is an outward act that represents and inward commitment to once again renew the covenants of obedience I made at baptism. I try my best to obey the standards of my baptismal covenant. This includes no drinking alcohol, coffee, or tea; no sex outside of marriage; no drugs; trying my best to love and serve others; donating one-tenth of my gross income to the church; and others. I fully believe and am completely convinced that the only way to improve myself is to set standards and goals higher than my current abilities. The commandments of God as outlined in the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, including those listed above, have provided me with a set of standards that has allowed me to consistently improve myself since I was a child, and it shows no sign of weakening -- other than my own decision to disobey it, that is. Every person who ever was, is, or will be is a son or daughter of God. Each one of us is capable of realizing our full potential as such a child of deity by accepting and adhering to the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.