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Hi I'm Cody B.

I'm a student, I'm a singer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I graduate from college in August, I'll be working for an accounting firm in Los Angeles. I'm looking forward to living by the beach! I grew up in Arizona, but I've also lived in Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Utah. I enjoy singing in choirs and with my guitar, snowboarding, racquetball, reading, or just doing whatever my friends happen to be doing at the time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon. From about ten on, I was very aware that living the commandments led to happiness. As I got older, though, I really struggled with whether God was there listening. I still tried to live the gospel because I knew that was when I was happiest, but I suspected that it was simply a good set of ideas that kept me in line with the natural order of the world; I didn't really think God existed or listened to my prayers. It took several years, but there finally came a point where I had to know. Ultimately, God did answer my prayers, and I felt that He was there listening and acting for my good. I am not naturally a very spiritual person, but I have seen enough to want more. Little by little, I am coming to know Him, and I am confident now that He loves me and is leading me down a chosen path. I'm also confident that I'm not unique; God has a chosen path for all of us, and He is waiting to reveal it to us when we humbly seek Him.

How I live my faith

Living my faith simply means living with an ultimate goal in mind--I hope everything I do is bringing me closer to God. That includes all my hobbies, school, work, and anything else that is good in the world. In trying to have a stronger relationship with God, I have found it especially important to be active in church and to study the scriptures often. We have a lay ministry, which means that every congregation is run by volunteers. We all have chances to serve in different ways. I am currently the choir director, and I love it! We also always have a few individuals that we specifically watch after and visit at least monthly. It is nice to have a few people I can serve and teach, and it is good to always know I have someone I can turn to if I need something. This program of watching over each other has been a big blessing in my life.