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Hi I'm Cody

I'm a welder, an extreme athelete, I'm "all set", and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up on a farm in the little town of Salem, UT. I also grew up making my own adventures instead of watching someone else's. I have an older brother and two younger sisters and, along with my parents, they are the most important people in my life. My favorite colors are red and silver. I love mexican food, long walks on the beach, and getting caught in the rain hahaha. I love farming! There's just something about cultivating something and watching it grow that brings a lot of satisfaction into my life. It's what has made me the person I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this religion but like a lot of teenagers I strayed from Christ and His teachings. I made a lot of mistakes and I eventually hit rock bottom and realized how empty I felt inside my heart. I felt alone. I was in my room one morning and I was wondering why everything was going wrong in my life and that feeling kept coming into my chest. It was so intense that it hurt and I was willing to do anything to get rid of that feeling. As I sat on my bed I remembered my dad telling me when I was younger that if I needed to know something I should say a prayer and then open my scriptures and start reading. It had been so long since I had read my scriptures and I was a little apprehensive to open them up, but I did what my dad taught me to do. I knelt down and asked Heavenly Father to help me understand why I was feeling this way and, even more importantly, how I could get it to go away. When I opened my scriptures I was reminded of the price the Savior paid for me and was instructed of what I needed to do to feel His love more fully in my life. I will never forget the power that those words had in my heart that morning as I was on my knees next to my bed. God had answered my prayer and I knew what I needed to do in order to be truly happy. So I changed my lifestyle, my friends, and my thinking. It was hard, but that's when I was able to experience a peace in my life that I had never been there before and "The Savior" became "My Savior." As I look back on the past and the things I've been able to experience I realize that He has always been there with me, I just wasn't looking for His hand. I know that Christ is always with us and that He wants to help, but we first have to let Him in. It's definitely not easy to be a Latter-Day Saint in the world that we live in today, but it's worth any sacrifice. I choose to continue to be a Mormon because I don't want to feel that empty feeling in my chest again, and this Gospel is what fills that hole.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm a full-time missionary in the best area in the world. . . . NEW ENGLAND!!! It's the funnest and hardest thing that I've ever done but is the most fulfilling for sure. It's very easy for others to see me living my faith right now by how I am dressed and the name tag on my shirt, but when I don't have the tie and tag on, I try my best to make it just as easy for others to see me living my faith by how I act. The standards that I choose to have make this religion more than my Sabbath Day fix for the week. It's something that influences every single decision that I make, every single day of my life and I've never been happier.