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Hi I'm Colton

Soon to be father, life-loving college student, and yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and soon to be father. I love my life and am excited to start my little family. College life keeps me busy along with a part-time job and a full time family. My dream is to become a medical professional of some sort so that I can help others heal and have a happy, fulfilling life. Being able to reach out and connect with people is something I find a lot of joy and satisfaction in. In the little free time I have with my wife, we like to play sports...any kind of sports really but especially softball, soccer, frisbee and anything else we can just spend time together doing. Cheap, one dollar movies, hikes and going to church are our weekends. When I'm feeling creative I love to draw and attempt other works of art...usually when I just need some alone time to think about life and try to forget the stress of everyday life. I have a good life though.

Why I am a Mormon

Having been born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I grew up with the culture all around me. My parents taught me to love the Savior and to keep His commandments. I learned from their examples and by reading the Bible and Book of Mormon what it meant to be a true follower of Christ. My true knowledge came from living those teachings and following those commandments that I had been constantly taught. I was free to chose my own path and by living what I learned, I knew it was true and that it was from God. I came to know the Savior of the world and my Father in Heaven through prayer and reading the scriptures. I know that God loves me because I have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that I am His child and that he hears me. I know that the Savior died for me because of my many experiences with pain, sorrow, and the joy that comes with repentance. I have felt Him close by me. My conversion to this Gospel has been a life long process...starting with teachings by my parents of a loving Father in Heaven and then my own personal experiences with that love up until now. I continue to learn and grow each day as I learn more of Him and His Son through the Holy Ghost. I am Mormon because I have seen God's hand in my life as I have lived the teachings of His Son that have been revealed to me in His restored Church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do what God would want me to do each day. Besides reading and praying daily I love to serve in the community. I interpret for underserved persons in medical, dental, and other health clinics. I also interpret at local schools for parents and children during conferences or workshops with teachers and administrators. Serving others helps me see them as my brothers and sisters, Heavenly Father's children. My faith is expressed in my actions, whether its helping in the community by interpreting, serving a neighbor by helping them move, or just visiting families in my neighborhood that need a friendly hello. As I read and pray to know what Christ would have me do to become more like Him, I try to act on those feelings and promptings to reach out to others as He would.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that the greatest joys and greatest sorrows can be experienced within each family. By living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we can make it through those hard times and experience greater unity and joy, and prepare to live together forever. The Atonement of the Savior and the restoration of the Holy Priesthood allows us to be bound together in Holy Temples for time and all eternity. Having this perspective we are able to work together and help one another because we know that the family is central to God's plan of happiness and that we want to be together after we die. Taking care of, protecting, and defending the family is one of our highest priorities. Show more Show less