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Hi I'm Isaiah

I am the father of four boys. I am a whitewater kayaker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in a family of four boys where religion, adventure, and athletics dominated our daily lives. While I kayaked, sky-dived, rappeled, SCUBA dove, and excelled at school athletics I was anchored by a knowledge of our Heavenly Father's plan. I served an LDS mission in Tucson, Arizona where my testimony was solidified by trial and great blessing. That testimony was the foundation that carried me through the grief of my eldest brother's tragic death shortly after I returned from my mission. My adventures in life led me to the greatest sucess of all: I married a beautiful woman and am raising four handsome boys. While I still pursue my extreme adventures, I do so with a companion and children who love me. Together, we conquer fear and strive to live the gospel. While we may fail often, we understand that repentance is part of the plan and we are learning to lean on our Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

All people raised in any religion must choose at some point to accept the teachings of their parents or to pursue their own desires. Finding truth is a universal quest among all people. In my searching, I found that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints provided me with the knowledge to seek direction and the understanding to hear the wispering of the spirit when it spoke to my heart that the things I had been taught were true. When I was 8 years old I was invited to be baptised by my bishop, and in an interview he spoke very directly when he told me that being baptised was a decision that only I could make, and that the decision to be baptised was perhaps the most important decision I would make until I married. I went home from that interview and pondered what I had been told. I was young, but I knew that this decision would require all of the seriousness I could give it. When I knelt to pray I felt the spirit whisper the confirmation I sought. When I read the scriptures I felt and believed the witness they gave. And it was in this spirit that I decided to accept the Lord's invitation to be baptised, given through a wise bishop.

How I live my faith

Living in the world and carrying a badge of faith is difficult in the most favorable circumstances. I have defined my entire existence by my faith that Jesus Christ lives and that He has prophets on the earth today and I have found that as long as I put the Lord first that all other decisions become a simple matter. After all, when your happiness is anchored to the Savior instead of to the things you find in the world, there is nothing that happens in the world that can move your happiness. Living my faith is simple because I choose everyday to live it first.