Hi I'm Lance
I'm from CA, don't like the beach, I throw yoyos & love it, I'm determined to see justice done, I read & rock climb & I'm a Mormon
I like all kinds of things, rock climbing is great, mountain biking is fun, I love the stairmaster at the gym, I enjoy playing a computer game or two with my friends, I thoroughly enjoy a good game of Magic the Gathering. I know how to throw yoyos, I like learning about the history of the United States. I enjoy doing crazy things, although I'm not generally the one that comes up with the idea. So I like being around people that come up with that kind of stuff. I am the oldest of 7 children but my little sister acts much more responsible than I do, I will forever be a kid at heart, I love having goofy fun too much to properly "grow up". I love my family dearly and know that even if we are different, we will always love each other. I know life is what you make of it, no one can take away my freedom to choose what I want to do, and that drives me to be the best I can be. I love life and know that humankind can do anything they put their minds to, the trick is finding the things that are really worth putting your mind to. I'm 21 years old, soon to be 22. I'm getting ready to go to college, and I'm super excited about life.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born into the Church, but I have learned for myself how much it blesses my life and the lives of my family and friends. When I live it the way I know I'm supposed to, I am happier, more satisfied with my life and feel better about myself, I don't regret anything I do when I live the gospel, and that's really important to me. It gives me a reason to keep trying to be better, it is an anchor that never moves, and it is a motivation to be the best that I can be because Jesus Christ wants me to become like him. God has so much more in mind for us that we do for ourselves, He sees our true potential, and I want to live up to it. I know that Jesus Christ suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane for me, and for all other people that would ever live on this earth. He did this because he loves us all so much that he wants us to return and live with our Heavenly Father again. I want to repay him in any way I can, and the best way I can think of is to live as he taught us to live, follow his prophets, read his words, and follow his example. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints helps me do all these things and more.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by always striving to improve myself, make myself more like Christ, and always trying to do better than I did yesterday. I go to church every week with my family, I learn from my teachers, I read the scriptures, I pray, and go to activities and service projects. I strive to be a better person. I know the wonderful effect the Gospel can have when we live it to the fullest and I want everyone to have the same joy. I know that my Heavenly Father gave me this life and my wonderful family, I want everyone in the world to have the same amazing happiness that I have when I live his commandments.