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Hi I'm Carston

I love tennis and Ultimate. I'll be a scientist one day. I'm a Texan, but more importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Texas, but we moved around for a few years before going back. When I was in elementary school, I thought it was normal to go to a different school every year. I don't make friends extremely fast, but when I do, they matter a lot to me. I'm the second oldest of five siblings. For me that's a good position because I'm still in a leadership role, but I have my older brother who can help me through the rough spots. Of course, I have my mom and dad who are always there for all of us. I love to write. It doesn't really matter what it is if it comes to my head, and if I like it, I write it. I would love to be an author, but I'm fine with keeping it as a hobby. I pop out a poem every once in a while. More than anything, I LOVE to read. Which is why I love to write because I enjoy reading what I write. During my freshman year of highschool, I read "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking. After I finished it, I decided I wanted to be a physicist. At this point my chosen major is physics, but I don't know yet which field I would like to go into. In the long run, I want to do research and be a professor. But if those plans fall through, I'm sure there's a highschool physics teacher somewhere that would love to hand the class over to me.

Why I am a Mormon

This statement is misinterpretted too much. Some people might answer, "Because my parents were Mormon." It would have to be phrased differently in order to get that answer. Now, "Why did I get baptized?" Well, yes, because my parents were Mormon, but if I had grown up in another church, I would've gotten baptized into that one! The question here is, "Why AM I a Mormon?" Current tense, present tense. First of all, as a "Mormon," I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Why am I a member of this church? Because I know it to be the exact same organization that Jesus Christ Himself established when he was on the Earth. How do I know that? I'll answer that later on. Now, when Christ was here on the Earth, he organized a church. The structure and purpose of this Church is found in Ephesians 4 11-15. The purpose of this Church is to 1. Teach about Jesus Christ. 2. Help us to know Him and Heavenly Father through the teaching of the scriptures and the power of the Holy Ghost. 3. Provide the ordinances, or ceremonies, that He has declared necessary for our salvation from our sins. Jesus Christ is the founder, originator, and head of this Church. I know this to be true, and that's why I'm a member.

How I live my faith

I recently served as a missionary, sharing and explaining my beliefs and inviting others to seek the guidance of God to see if this message I share is true or not. I firmly believe that God Himself assigned me to be in Chile and He did so through revelation to a modern-day prophet. If I did not believe so, I would not have accepted the call, nor would I even have asked for it. We believe that after baptism, we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost as mentioned in Acts 2:38 and Acts 8:14-17. When we follow the commandments and live righteously, we can constantly feel the presence of the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit, Spirit of God, etc.) I have felt that guidance and presence in my life and do desire to continue feeling it the rest of my life, so I live the commandments that have been proclaimed by God to the world. Many people do not believe that we as "Mormons" are Christians. We are. We believe that He is our Savior and Redeemer. Life is a time for men to repent, change, improve and progress. During my time as a missionary, I saw many of my own faults that I didn't see before. I strove to change, but I still have faults, so I just keep working on bettering myself. As a missionary I had a name tag that displayed the name of the Church. Inside the name of the Church is the name Jesus Christ. Quite literally I represented Him. But even after the mission, I'm still His disciple. I strive and will continue to strive to live in the way that won't desecrate His name.