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Hi I'm Cory

I'm an extreme sports enthusiast, I'm a nerd, I work hard to play hard, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 22 year old college student who is into extreme sports. Everything from snowboarding to skydiving, computers, videogames, hanging out, and getting things done makes my day. I'm a fan of the old saying work hard to play hard. I love to invent things, take things apart, and try to understand how things work i am still trying to get the hang of using manuals.... I am the youngest of 3 and the next closest, my sister, is 9 years older than me. My brother is 11 years older than me and was in an auto accident when i was 6 years old. He had a severe brain injury, but is a miracle and testament of hard work and faith to all those around him. He continues to amaze me. My parents went through a 10 year long divorce when i was 7, and one of them has remarried. My life has had many ups and downs, but my faith and experiences have helped shape my beliefs and who i am today.

Why I am a Mormon

When i was younger, i did the typical kid thing. I would go to church, and do everything that my parents expected me to do, that is, until i turned 13. Seems as though just as i became a teenager, i could think for myself and make my own "big boy" decisions. I decided that church wasnt a big part of my life anymore, and having fun was more important than going to church. Religion didnt matter anymore. I stopped going to any/all churches, and avoided all religious conversation. I felt like i was happy. This continued up until the age of about 20 years old when i started really questioning the purpose of my life, and how to find lasting happiness. I had come to realize that the things that i thought were "fun" were only temporary. That as soon as i stopped doing those things, the fun and happiness was over. I reflected on how simple and happy life was when i was younger, following what my parents had taught me, and i decided to give religion another try. Just at the moment i made this decision, God placed people in my path to help me along the way. It seemed as though people came from all walks of life to help me pray, read the Book of Mormon, come to church consistently and get my life back on track. As these changes were taking place, i realized that my life had changed. I was no longer experiencing temporary happiness from the activities i would participate in, but i was generally happier, all day, everyday. My perspective of happiness and life had changed from temporary, to eternal. I decided to ask God if the Book of Mormon was true, and if this was what He would have me do. A few weeks later i was at a church activity for young men to prepare to serve as missionaries and i received my answer. I felt this overwhelming sense of peace and knowledge that this was right and true. From that point forward, i decided to make The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a large part of my life, knowing that God would bless me for doing so and he has ever since.

How I live my faith

Well right now i am volunteering to serve a mission for 2 years in the Texas Fort Worth Mission. Serving a mission entails talking with all those we come in contact with about how Christ's church, gospel, and authority have been restored to the earth. For more info on that you can check out the FAQ on Missionaries.