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Hi I'm Atticus

I'm from New Hampshire. I'm a collegiate student-athlete in the Boston area. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a native of New Hampshire, currently living in the Boston-area going to college. I was blessed to grow up in a big, boisterous family with the world's best mom and dad, and six siblings, each of whom is a tremendous example to me, and a great friend. We're all spread out along the East Coast now (from North Carolina to New Hampshire), but we're still happiest when we're all home together. We're also especially happy when we're sharing good meals, because we all love to eat. I am a huge New England sports fan! I also compete as a thrower on my university's track and field team. I love spending time outdoors, whether it's at the lake, the ocean, the mountains, or just at home doing yard work. I served a two year mission for the church in Hungary, and absolutely loved it. It was the most challenging thing I'd ever done, but unsurprisingly it was the most rewarding too. The experiences I had while serving the Lord full time will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have been attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for my whole life, just like anyone else, I have had to find out for myself why I continue to live my life as a Mormon. I am incredibly grateful to my parents and siblings for the immeasurable role they have played in my life, and for the effect their examples have had on my own personal faith. As I reflect on my personal decision to live the gospel of Jesus Christ, I am reminded of the many personal experiences I have had that have helped me gain a strong conviction that God loves me, and that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to lead the way back to eternal life. As I have studied the Book of Mormon and prayed to know the truthfulness of it, God has sent His Holy Spirit to witness unto me that the Book of Mormon is a true record and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's church on the earth today. The peace I have felt as I've lived according to the teachings of the scriptures and the living prophets has given me greater certainty that these things are good and true, and that as I live these teachings, I will draw closer to Christ and become a better person in the process.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways, but most importantly I try to live my faith by following the example of Jesus Christ in my everyday life. Some things that help me do this are daily prayer and study of the Bible and Book of Mormon, both of which are scriptural records and testaments of Jesus Christ's divine mission as the Savior and Redeemer of mankind. At church I try to help with the local missionary efforts and I also have the privilege of serving in the Elders Quorum presidency. I also try to visit several members each month as part of the church's "home teaching" program, which is set up to help local members look after each other's spiritual, physical and emotional needs. I love to participate in church "institute" classes on Wednesday nights and am lucky to have many chances each week to share the gospel with friends on my university campus.