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Hi I'm Kaden McLaws

I grew up in rural Iowa. I love scouts, the outdoors, wildlife, working on computers, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town, Manning, Iowa, where we were the only LDS family. My siblings and I were the only Mormons in our K-12 school, so like in Mathew 5, we really were like a "city on a hill"; we were the only Mormons for miles! Our family was very active in Boy Scouts, and I earned my Eagle Scout award when I was 16. I love camping and the outdoors, and have always had pets that I usually caught when doing so: snakes, lizards, salamanders, frogs, etc! I have one year of college in. I went to Dixie State in St. George, Utah. I plan to major in Computer Science, but so far I have focused on general ed's so I can completely focus on my math and computer classes when I get off my mission. I was called to serve in the Washington Seattle Mission and I went to the Missionary Training Center on August 3rd, 2011. My cousin went to the Washington Kennewick mission only about 3 months prior, in May, so I was definitely very excited to go to the same, beautiful state.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but even from a young age I could testify of how I knew the Gospel was true. I wouldn't say that I have a 'conversion story'; Layer by layer I have come to my own knowledge that each principle in the gospel is true. I know serving a mission is helping me come closer to my Savior, especially as I follow his commandments, provide service for others, and invite others to also feel His love.

How I live my faith

I am living my faith by trying to be an example: serving a mission in Seattle, Washington. I want people to see how following the example of Jesus Christ can be so rewarding in many ways. Before my mission, I was going to college and I went to a ward (a congregation) that consisted mostly of college students. There I had so much fun, since everyone was my same age! I had alot of fun home-teaching, which is when we go with another member to other church member's home, get to know them, give them a spiritually uplifting message, or see if they need service or help with anything. Being a Mormon and being a part of this wonderful faith is just awesome - everyone is like family and everyone gets along so well, and just by visiting one of our meetings one Sunday, you will feel that.