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Hi I'm Cole

I'm 21, a brother of 9 siblings, I enjoy playing video games with them, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in California. I was born into a family that was already members of the church. We moved up to Idaho when I was about 16, which is where we currently live. At 18 I had some friends that had questioned me about my religion, asking me how did I even know if it were true, being born into a mormon family. I decided to investigate, read in the Book of Mormon, I told God that if it weren't true I would leave the church, then I felt a strong burning, I knew that it was my answer. then I commited myself to continue in the church. At 19 I left for a 2-year-mission for the church. Now I am 21 getting ready to get into college

Why I am a Mormon

At first because my parents where Mormon; now because I choose to be.

How I live my faith

Often times we, and other churches where I live organize a service activity, for example: Not too long ago we went to , and we all helped serve a free community dinner; another time our local church went to volunteer time at a local food canary to help out. Sometimes on Wednesday nights we go bowling, play games, have scavanger hunts, and just hang out.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

good questions, To the first, From my perspective, coming from a family of ten, six of which are girls, including my mom. I see them as very funny, not a day goes by without one of them making some kind of joke. Sometimes my sisters fight or get into arguments (normally with the boys), but when something tragic happens, you know that they'll take care of you. That especially shows in my mom. To the second question, My mom and dad always had different roles: Mom was a stay-at-home Mom, while Dad was the provider; Mom was a little more strict, while Dad was a little more lax. There were some qualities in Mom that I didn't see in Dad, and there were some qualities in Dad that I didn't see in Mom, the qualities of each I call parenting qualities: The qualities, or attributes that only a Mom has, or only a Dad has. My mom carried me around for 9 months before being born, and that is a motherly attribute, which dads can't do. There was a natural feeling of respect and honor that I felt being around my dad, and that was a fatherly attribute of him. So I feel that they are equal in many, many ways. But from experience, I know that they each have their own special and sacred attributes that God gave them. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

The Power of God given to men on the earth to act in his (God's) name. Show more Show less