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Hi I'm Cory

I live in beautiful Colorado with the greatest wife and kids. I love being outdoors, good music and having fun. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in northern Utah involved in sports and music. I have four brothers and we always have a good time when we all get together. I met my amazing wife at college my very first semester and she stole my heart! We had our two crazy kiddos before moving to Colorado for work. We try to live life to the fullest by being outside and going on bike rides, hikes, going to the pool and playing at the park. I love to be with my family and to make them laugh. I don't enjoy cooking but I do enjoy eating, and fortunately for me, my wife is an amazing cook! We're perfect for each other! I try to get out and golf as much as possible even though I'm not very good.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of the peace and happiness that come from living the gospel of Jesus Christ in spite of the crazy world that we live in today. I know that following the teachings of the Savior and keeping the commandments will protect me and my family from the dangers that are so prevalent. Because I enjoy being with my family, I want to have the opportunity to live with them forever. I know that my membership in the true church of Christ gives me that opportunity and I'm doing my best to make it happen! When I go through hard times, I know that I can turn to the Savior. Only He knows how to comfort me because He has suffered for me. He brings peace to my heart and gives me the strength to continue forward.

How I live my faith

I have had many great opportunities to display my faith in Jesus Christ. The most rewarding part of living my faith is the time I get to spend with my family and the chance I have to raise wonderful kids and teach them about their Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. My time with my family is the most precious thing to me on this earth. Being a parent is a great responsibility but I enjoy it immensely! One of the best opportunities to live my faith came when I did missionary work in Wisconsin for two years. That was a tremendous chance to focus on learning and teaching the words of the Savior and it is an invaluable experience I won't forget. I also have been blessed to teach young children in a setting that is fun and very fulfilling. In my current responsibilities, I enjoy getting out to visit the other families of our faith, particularly the families that move into our city from other areas of the country. It's amazing to know that no matter where they came from, they will find the same organization and teachings in their new community.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Cory
Visitors are always welcome! The Sunday meeting lasts three hours but is broken into three parts. The first part is the most important. During this time, the entire congregation is located in the main chapel. At the beginning, young men who hold the priesthood of God bless and pass what is called the sacrament. This is similar to what other religions call communion. First, a blessing is pronounced on broken pieces of bread. These pieces of bread represent the body of the Savior and serves as a reminder of the sacrifice He made for us while He was on the earth. Each member of the congregation can choose to partake of this bread. Similarly, water placed in little cups is blessed and then passed throughout the congregation. This water represents the blood of Christ which He shed for us. The sacrament is the main reason we gather every week. After the sacrament, a few members of the congregation who have been asked before hand will give a "talk." This consists of stories or experiences that these people have had, as well as sharing scriptures that are meaningful to them. The second part is when the congregation separates depending on their age into Sunday School classes where they learn more about the teachings of the Savior. The third part consists of members breaking into groups according to gender. This final class is a chance to learn how to become better men and women in the church and how we can help our families and others to grow closer to the Savior. Show more Show less