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Hi I'm Sterling Vernon

I'm an Arizona desert rat. I breed tortoises, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a city boy with a country attitude. I enjoy the outdoors, hunting, spear fishing, or anything that gets my outside. I was born an raised in Arizona and am going to college at Arizona State University. I study construction management. For fun, I breed Sulcata Tortoises. I have been doing this since I was 15. I enjoy the random, but I am not a fan of suprises. Overall, I'm an average guy, raised in an average disfunctional family, I enjoy average things, and I'm MORMON!

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I want to be. I was raised in the faith and was taught the principles since I was a child. That is not the reason why I am still a member. Through lifes challenges I have come to know that God answers our prayers. I continue to live the faith and be a Mormon because God answered my prayer. In the church it is always said "find out for yourself" or "ask God if it is true". After years of hearing this I came to a point in which I needed to know. I had an experience where the Holy Ghost gave me an answer that the Book of Mormon was true, Joseph Smith was a prohet, and most importantly that Jesus Christ is the Savior. I treasure my testimony of Christ and his atoning sacrifice. I know all that is unfair about life can be made right through the atonement of Jesus Christ. As I have continued to study and pray my testimony has grown and my foundation is solid. To me being a Mormon is more than the outward evidences of the faith or the things I do. I am a Mormon because I know the teaching are TRUE!

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by walking the walk. As a member of the church I hold myself to standards. I do this because I believe I have made special promises with Heavenly Father. I personally know that Heavenly Father loves all his children so I should do the same. I try to be an example of the believers by staying upbeat and positive in all situations.