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Hi I'm Victory

I'm a teacher, a football coach, a husband, a father and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always been interested in sports and competition. Football and basketball are interests but I enjoy pushing myself physically and mentally also in other ways. I teach pre-algebra and algebra and I am an assistant football coach at a nearby high school. I enjoy the challenges of both of my jobs as well as working with helping youth to grow. In the summertime I've been working on a Masters degree in Education Administration with hopes of possibly being an athletic director or a principal in the future. I still have much to learn as a teacher and I enjoy working with the great teachers at my school. They are the ones that make the job so enjoyable. I am a husband and my wife and I have a beautiful 2 year old daughter. My wife is an amazing woman who sacrifices so much for both of us. She is a great friend, fantastic mother, and definitely a great cook! We've been working hard at trying to figure out parenting and with our first we are learning as we go.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with my mother who always would bring my brothers, sister, and I to church. It wasn't until I was in my late teenage years that I started questioning and pondering on the things taught in church. I remember being challenged by a teacher to read through the entire Book of Mormon, to think about whether or not it could be true scripture, and to finally ask God sincerely willing to act on the answer I received. In my mind, after I asked him in prayer, my thoughts as I spoke to myself said "You know already this is true." As I looked back on those thoughts I realized that it was God's way of speaking to me through the Holy Ghost. There were very little if any doubts about it. My feelings since have never felt contrary to those feelings I had received and I've since received more that strengthened it further. These feelings are about the Book of Mormon. Knowing that the book is scripture, just as the Bible is true scripture, spiritually and logically led me to decide that Joseph Smith, who translated the book with little or no schooling, did experience God and Jesus Christ appearing to him. I know that he was told he should not join any church because none held their authority to act in God's name and that through the power of God, Joseph translated the ancient records to become the Book of Mormon. It is these testimonies that I have gained, that have led to my realization that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ's restored Church from the time of the apostles and that there is a living prophet today that God speaks through, just as in the days of the Bible. Having this knowledge I've made promises to God that I will do my best to do all that He asks of us and of me and that is how and why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by keeping those promises I've made with God to do all that He asks. This includes attending church, getting to know others in the congregation, and helping wherever I am needed. In our local congregation I have been asked to help the Bishop (head of the congregation) with all of his responsibilities. I get to help oversee the teaching of the children 12 years old and below in our congregation and I enjoy watching them learn more about the Gospel through songs and activities. I'm always amazed at how quiet and respectful even the youngest children are when they sing songs about the Gospel. We also have many young married students in our ward that come from all over the country for education at the university. I've been able to help (as well as received help of) others as they move in and out of apartments within our congregation. Through the Church, I've been able to serve many people without expecting anything, just as our Savior Jesus Christ did, and it has helped me to keep the right perspective about life. I've grown as I've been called upon to serve in ways that I did not know I was capable of. I hope to continue to follow the Savior's example by serving in His Church how, when, where, and who He asks me to. I've experienced much growth and happiness through my service and hope for much more to come.