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Hi I'm Cameron

I love music and art. I love my family and my Savior. I am grateful to be a Mormon.

About Me

 For most of my life, I have been envolved in many different kinds of Performing Arts. I love playing the Piano, and play many other instruments including the Trombone and the French Horn. After that, I began doing Theatre and Choir with my younger siblings. Music is my passion and allows me to feel the Spirit very strong. I am currently serving as a missionary in the South Dakota Rapid City Mission. I am grateful for the opportunity that I have at this time to serve my Redeemer and to help Him in His work and his glory, by inviting wayward brothers and sisters to come back to Him. 

Why I am a Mormon

 Although I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or the Mormon Church, my actions did not always reflect the standards it holds. Around the age of 17, I began to fall into the "ways of the world". I loved material items more than I was loving the God that gave them to me. I continued to go to church, but I was only doing what my parents wanted me to I was living the standards our family held. Shortly before my Senior year started, my sister convinced me to attend Especially for Youth EFY with her. EFY is a church camp that allows us to find strong youth in the church, participate in wholesome fun activites, but most importantly, helps us to strengthen our faith in Jesus the Christ. During the conference, I was sitting in a meeting with only the young men. We were talking about the resposiblities we held because we held the Priesthood of God the same power that Jesus Christ held, performing miracles with, and restored in the early 1800's. Many of these included raising a righteous family, serving others in need, but the one that was most important at that time was serving a mission for our Savior. To sacrifice two years of our lives and devote them to bringing others closer to Him through our testimonies, and through the truthfullness contained in the Book of Mormon. As the other young men resonded their strong answers, I sat quitely unmoving and silent. How could I possibly serve a mission? What did I possibly have to offer men, women, and children that I didn'tknow? I decided to ask, and to actually put my heart behind the actions I was doing. As I followed the example of many other before me, kneeling in prayer I fervently prayed what I might be able to do, what I needed to believe, and where truth was contained in my life. As always, our Heavenly Father answered in love. I felt the Spirit descend upond me and with it came feelings of comfort, peace, and my body felt light. I knew that what I had been taught from my childhood was true, and I knew that I needed to serve a mission. From that night, I have striven to do my best and to honor the standards that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holds. I hope that you, like me, will take the opportunity to pray to our Father, and to know for yourself, that His church has been restored and is once again on the Earth to continully bless us until He comes again. All it takes is a little faith, a simple prayer, and some action of your part. I know that you will receive an answer and I know that you will feel the blessings in your life as you prepare yourself to once again return to be with our Father in Heaven. 

How I live my faith

 I live my faith much in the same way that Christ explained we often will. He says in Matthew Chapter 5 "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is placed on a hill that cannot be hid." As I act in hamony with the church standards, those that I associate with see the way I live and often ask questions. I strive to always remember what I stand for, what I have been taught, and that there is always room to grow stronger in our foundation upon Christ. Currently I live my faith as a missionary by going out and teaching others what I have come to know to be true. I invite other to come closer to Christ, and in return, bring myself closer to Him as well.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

 Faith is something that we as human beings walk by everyday. To have faith means to believe without seeing. Paul in the Bible explains it this way "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 111 Much like everything in the Christian world, if not acted upon, our faith will decrease. But when we do the things necessary to follow Jesus Christ, it grows. Much like how a seed is planted in the soil needs to be watered consistantly, we must do the things that "water" our faith attending church, praying frequenly with real intent, and reading from the Scriptures. One thing that has personally helped me to strengthen my faith in Christ is by reading the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is divine evidence from our Father in Heaven, that Jesus is the Christ and that He has once again reached out in love to us. It helps us to better understand the things we are asked to do. The Book of Mormon does not replace the Bible, but instead goes hand in hand one complementing the other. I know that as you act in what faith you have, whether small or large, you will feel the power of the truth contained in the Book of Mormon. I know that its words are true and I challenge you to read from it and to follow the advice of Moroni To ask our Father in Heaven with real intent, having faith in Christ, if the things which you have read are true. And when you have asked, the Holy Spirit will manifest its truthfullness unto you, that you may know, and that your faith in Christ may increase.   Show more Show less