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Hi I'm Ike

I love sports. I find numbers fascinating. I'm an engineer by nature. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live a simple life. I grew up in a family of five with two older brothers and two older sisters. I've always loved sports. I was never the most athletic but I sure knew the game better than almost anyone. After high school I left immediately to serve a full-time, two year mission. I served in Germany. I was so blessed to be called to serve there because I have German ancestry so picking up on the language was very instinctive. After returning from my mission I had a hard time settling back in but I've finally landed at a local community college where I am now studying mechanical engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't have an incredible background. I've lived in the same house my whole life. My parents worked hard and I never had to struggle for anything. I was blessed to be mentally gifted. But the reason that I love being a Mormon is because of my belief in my Heavenly Father. Sometimes people seem to think that you need a special life story and a great gift in order to be important. Many people think that wealth is the key. I've come to learn, however, that simply through my faith in Jesus Christ I become important. What I believe matters. I'm willing to share it with anyone who is interested. The thing that means the most to me is that I can't do anything more than that, and Heavenly Father doesn't expect anything more of me beyond that. I've struggled through my share of personal battles but the overwhelming message that I have received by being a member of this church is that no matter what happens, He loves me and he is prepared to help me feel like I'm important. He doesn't expect me to be anything more than the best person I can be. He helps me to know what is right by giving me promptings as I seek to do the right things. He shows me in subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) ways how to be better and when I need to make improvements. I was born into a Mormon family, but that doesn't mean I was born a Mormon. I became a Mormon. When I was eight I was baptized. When I was 13 I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to receive a testimony of God and Jesus Christ. When I was 14 I finally received an answer to my prayers. When I was 19 I left on a mission to share my testimony with the German people and now I'm prepared to share it with whoever wants to hear.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the service of others. That's how many Mormons live their faith. I personally serve in my current ward as a building manager. I have the opportunity to organize and carry out cleaning assignments and general building maintenance. However, that's not the only opportunity I have to serve others. I do my best daily to lift others in any way I can.