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Hi I'm Cameron

I am a biologist. I love my Savior, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a biologist and a graduate student that loves nature. I love to travel and see and experience new ideas and customs. I have been blessed with an amazing family that loves and supports me in all that I do. I love to play racquet sports, camp, hike, watch movies, and eat delicious food. I love life so much and am so grateful for all of my heartaches and my successes. My trials always remind me of how much Heavenly Father loves me and wants me to grow.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is true. Although I have had a testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel for many years, I did not always live my life in harmony with Gospel teachings. After some horrible instances in my life that I caused by my own actions, I had to decide what I wanted for my future. I decided to make serious changes in my life and follow the teachings of the gospel that I knew were true. I had to begin to live by the principles of the gospel and make repentance part of my life. My life changed completely...I began to feel my Heavenly Father's love, life became so much more happy, and I began to feel peace in my soul. It is taught that we will know the servants of the Lord by the fruits of their words and deeds. My life has changed, and although there are still trials and problems, I feel peace and joy that I am living as my Heavenly Father would have me live. 

How I live my faith

I live my faith by seeking to help others in all that I do. I know that everybody on earth is a child of Heavenly Father. I know that Christ would have me serve as many people as I can no matter their appearance, age, race, sexual orientation, or wealth. We are all in this life to help each other and to spread the joy that we have found. Service projects are often organized by my church congregation and are wonderful ways to help others in our communities. I also encourage other men and women that have been where I was to change their lives, walk away from behavior and habits that are in opposition to gospel principles, and dedicate their lives to our Heavenly Father.  

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

A vitally important part of the restoration of Christ's Gospel again on the earth was the restoration of Christ's power or His priesthood. Through ancient prophets and angelic visitations the priesthood was restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. Every worthy male member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints twelve and above has the ability to hold the priesthood of Christ. The priesthood is for the good of others and is used to serve other members of the church and those that are not members. Every holder of the priesthood has the responsibility to live worthy to act in Christ name using the priesthood. Every priesthood holder also receives the blessings of charity, unselfishness, and love as they serve others around them with the power of the priesthood. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

"The family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children." This line from - The Family - a Proclamation to the World helps us to understand the church's views of homosexuality in our society. Children benefit from the traditional family unit where each parent serves to provide and love in their different roles as father and mother. The church has never condemned people that deal with attraction to the same gender. The church, however, strictly follows God's commandments about how we should conduct ourselves sexually. Although attraction to the same sex is not a sin, acting out on those attractions is a sin just like acting out on attractions to the opposite sex outside of marriage is not in line with Christ's teachings. The church is concerned about the issue of homosexuality because of its growth in the last 40 years and the amount of members of society that have attraction to the same sex. Church leaders understand the many nuances that come with this type of affliction and know that love, service, and acceptance are important for all that deal with homosexuality. It is important to remember that although we love and care for our brothers and sisters that live with homosexuality, we cannot condone or accept any homosexual acts that violate God's law of chastity. All those members that have homosexual feelings are able to serve and enjoy full membership in the church as long as they live according to Heavenly Father's commandments. Show more Show less