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Hi I'm Cole

I'm a Mormon, I live in California, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

About Me

I'm a married college student persuing a degree in Mechatronic Engineering (Robotics). I play computer games & read in my spare time. My hobbies include biking, acting, music, and just hanging out with my friends!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by Mormon parents in a Mormon family, so I'm sure that plays a big part in why I'm a Mormon today. However, there came a time in my life when I realized I was just following along, riding on my parents coattails. I decided to find out for myself if what I'd been told to believe all my life was really true. I can't say there was one specific moment when it all came together for me personally, but the fact is that it did. I received a witness from God that The Book of Mormon was true scripture, and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God called to restore the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I know this church is the true church of Jesus Christ, and if you're open to the promptings of the Holy Ghost, you can know it too. 

How I live my faith

I'm an active member of several student organizations on my college campus. I also help organize scripture study groups at the local Church Institute, a church building just off campus where we can relax, socialize, and study both academic & scriptural knowledge, as well as organize lessons to be taught during our Sunday worship services.  

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

We believe he is our Heavenly Father, which is to say he is literally the father and creator of our spirits. He has a tangible body of flesh and bone, similar to ours, but perfect and immortal. He knows each and every one of us by name. He loves us more than anyone else we have ever, or will ever know. He has a plan for each of us, and wants us to follow Him so we can be truly happy today, tomorrow, and for eternity.   Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

We believe that God is the same "yesterday, today, and forever," and that all His commandments must be followed to the best of our abilities. One commandment He has given us is that we need to be baptized. We perform proxy baptisms for those who did not have the opportunity to choose to be baptized in this life. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

We believe that within the church there are certain things that can only be done through God's power and authority. Since God wants us to learn through faith, he does not physically come down to perform these ordinances Himself, but rather delegates these responsibilities to his worthy children. This delegation is the priesthood. It is a portion of God's power that is given to us so that as long as we are living worthily, we can perform certain duties in His name baptisms, blessings, giving divine counsel, etc.  Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

I love movies. There is nothing better (for me) then introducing a friend of mine to some great movie or television show. Usually they become excited about it, and we wind up talking about it over and over again. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the same way for us. The word gospel literally means "good news" and we want to share it with everyone. There is a scripture in the Book of Mormon that read, "[It is through] the maintenance of the sacred word of God, to which we owe all our happiness" (Alma 44:5). The Book of Mormon contains the truth of Jesus Christ, which is a message of pure peace, joy, and love. It is this message that fills us with a desire to share these wonderful truths with others. Show more Show less