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Hi I'm Orien

I'm an Okie, a Band Nerd, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Howdy! I'm from the Captial of the World, also known as Oklahoma. I was born and raised in the OK and I love it. Southern food is the best. Biscuits and Gravy should be a daily routine. Speaking from experience Oklahoma has the best hamburgers in the U.S. I'm the biggest band nerd you could probably find. I play, what I believe to be, God's perfect instrument, the Bass Trombone. I have been playing the trombone for many years minus the 2 years I served the Lord on a mission in the lovely Anaheim California Mission. I graduated from college with a degree in Instrumental Music Education. I am a Band Director at a small school in Oklahoma. being a teacher is one of the most rewarding things of my life. Most students are not going to become professional musicians so I try to use music to help mold my students into young adults that are responsible and hard working members of society.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is a word of God. When I was 22 years old I found myself at a cross roads of sorts. I was at a point in life where I needed to decide if I thought the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was God's true church. I was either going to leave the church or change my life to follow Jesus Christ. Despite being raised in the church every person needs to come to know for themselves if the restored gospel is true. So with faith and many prayers I set out reading the Book of Mormon. It took me many months to complete. As I read the book I found strength to change my life to fit the teachings of Jesus Christ. As I did so I realized that my life began to change. I was happier, I had more hope, and my love from God and towards others grew. I have never seen an angel nor seen Jesus Christ but I know by the power of the Holy Ghost that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church re-established on the earth again and that the Book of Mormon is a sacred volume of scripture. It invites all men everywhere to do good and to come unto Christ, which is the only name given whereby salvation can come unto the children of men.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ showed us the perfect example to follow. He was humble, kind, compassionate, patient, virtuous, knowledgeable, and above all He was charitable. Though, Jesus Christ was perfect and His example flawless, It is my goal to follow His example in all things. Indeed you could say I follow the very admonition of Paul, I believe all things, I hope all things, I have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, I seek after these things.