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Hi I'm Cory

I was born and raised in California. I served in the US NAVY and saw the world, I was in the Persian Gulf war, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of eleven children. It was always important to me to be a good "big brother" and set the example growing up. My parents converted to being Mormon when I was around 13. I did NOT go on a Mission - Mormons are not required to, it's an option. I instead joined the Navy where I served this great country for 6 years. However, in hindsight, I regret not serving a mission and having that opportunity to strengthen my testimony. I often wonder how different (better?) my life might have been had I pursued that avenue.

Why I am a Mormon

I am naturally a skeptical person, especially when it comes to religion - so many people claim to be "Right". It always bothered me that some religions actually taught classes on why other religions were "Wrong". Instead of celebrating and discussing the similarities - instead the preached hellfire and brimstone. The LDS church is different. Even though I was baptized at a young age, as I got into my twenties, I just kept evaluating my life and beliefs - and they just naturally fell into line with the teachings of the church. I finally devoted myself to learning even more, and through earnest prayer, I felt the promptings of the Holy Spirit - and knew in my heart mind and soul, that this was the true church re-established here on earth. Each new thing I learn through either self study, or through Sunday lessons, continues to strengthen my testimony that the Bible and Book of Mormon are the word of GOD, and that this church is lead by a true Prophet of GOD.

How I live my faith

Besides going to church each Sunday with my family - I have a calling (volunteer job) as the Employment Specialist for my Ward (specific district). I teach Linked-In classes for those seeking employment or just trying to Network with other business professionals, both members of the church as well as Non-members. Additionally, I am a Merit Badge Councilor - and assist with the Scouting Program that the Church sponsors.