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Hi I'm Cory

I love the mountains. I'm an avid fly fisher and tyer. I'm a sports nut. I'm a Buckeye and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a lot of things... but I am a father first. Three young boys keep me busy all the time... and I mean all the time. We spend any spare time together as a family in the mountains around a campfire, telling stories and watching the stars as the river runs by. The river is important not only for ambiance, but for recreation. As an avid fly fisher and fly tyer no trip to the mountains is complete without a wet line and some rising fish. When not up in the mountains we spend time watching sports, college basketball and football are special interests of mine. As a member of Buckeye nation it is hard not to get excited when the fall air gets crisp and the leaves start to change color... it means football season. At the end of any long day I like to crawl into the comfort of a nice book. I read everything from the classics to historical fiction, but the place I spend the most time is in the worlds created by science fiction and fantasy writers. As I said int he beginning... I am a lot of things, but each of these things and many others make up who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a mormon home where attending church and living the gospel were not always the first priority. I was raised to keep commitments, and find out why things were asked of me. I was expected to be kind and treat others well. I was taught much of the gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that helped me understand that church was "good." As I grew I casually looked into many other religions and found that my questions always had an answer in the Mormon church. For me just having answers to questions was not enough, I wanted to know if the gospel was more than "good"... I wanted to know if it was "true." Through prayer, fasting, study and faith I have come to believe with my whole heart that the Lord loves me enough to answer my prayers and that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. In my life I believe that the difference between "good" and "true" is a call to action. Since I made the decision to dedicate myself to living the standards taught by the LDS Church I have been richly blessed, found strength and direction to overcome many of the challenges life has thrown at me and my family, and have been blessed to see miracles in my own life and the lives of those around me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving every day to do the things that the Lord would have me do. I follow the teachings of the Church and the words of the living Prophet. I study the scriptures and take time to pray every day. I am not perfect in these things, but I try as hard as I can. My faith grows as I teach my children about the Savior Jesus Christ, about repentance and how to live their lives in a way that they can be happy. I serve those around my as I oversee a number of programs that the Church has created to build and cultivate faith all around the world. Each of these programs must be overseen at a local level and I have the priveledge of doing that. One of these programs is seminary, where the youth from our local area attend for an hour of gospel study before they attend their normal high school day. This gospel study starts at 6:00 am. I learn a lot from those faithful and dedicated youth. By serving others I have found not only great joy, but the means by which all the Lord's tender mercies can be shown in each of our individual lives.