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Hi I'm Cody.

I'm a father of three (soon to be four). I mountain bike and road bike several times a week. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a proud father of three boys, ages 6, 4 and 18 months. I love spending time with my boys, wrestling, reading, camping, working around the house, or anything else that I can do with them. I'm also a happy husband. My wife is great. She's my best friend and I enjoy having her in my life. Although we have our differences at time, we strive hard to keep a happy marriage and I can't imagine life without her. I'm a big time cyclist, both mountain and road. I get up early several times a week to get out and get on my bike. I enjoy hammering up and down rocky trails on South Mountain (National Trail is my favorite). There's almost nothing like being out on the mountain before the sun rises. I also love joining a bunch of road cyclists in a group ride, that ends up being more like a race most days. The heart-pounding physical exertion of road riding makes it very worthwhile to me. After these group rides I usually then ride directly to work, logging 40 to 45 miles before my day at work begins. It's a great start to the day. My career has taken me into Information Technology, particularly into Information Management. I support a technology called Microsoft SharePoint, in support of my company's goal to manage the information as a company asset. I work with great people for a solid company.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the church that Jesus Christ himself has organized. My parents are members of the church and growing up they taught me about Jesus Christ and taught me to strive to be a good person. I remember when I was baptized at age 8; I had a friend who tried to convince me to not be baptized. Although I was young I felt that it was the right thing to do. In high school I continued to participate in church activities, but I began to realize that much of what I was doing was more because of my parents' expectations, and less because of an inner conviction. Not knowing whether the church was true was my own choice; I have clear memories of teachers encouraging me to find out for myself and not rely on my parents, but I just didn't make that effort. Once in college it became very clear to me that I really didn't know if what I had been taught was really true. One night I picked up the Book of Mormon and began to read a section called Third Nephi. This section chronicles the visit of Jesus Christ to the American continent shortly after his Resurrection. As I read this section of the Book of Mormon, I had this incredible feeling, a feeling of calm and comfort, but almost tangible. I couldn't stop reading until four in the morning. After waking up to head to class I couldn't stop telling my sister about this incredible part of the Book of Mormon that I had read and how important it was. I then realized that not only was the Book of Mormon true, but so was the LDS church. It had to be. The feeling I had was confirmation of that. I then decided that I needed to share the Book of Mormon and Gospel of Jesus Christ. So I left on a mission for two years to the Dominican Republic. There, as I shared these truths Icontinued to see the Gospel change lives, including my own. I continue to see that happen today as I strive to follow Christ's teachings and share them with others.

How I live my faith

The best thing about the true Gospel of Jesus Christ is that it is one of both inner conviction and of action. Not only do I know and feel within that the teachings of Christ are true, but I also feel that I need to also LIVE them. At my local LDS church I've been given the responsibility to look over many of the men and their families. We organize into pairs of men that visit the families and individuals in our area. We make sure that these people have their spiritual and temporal needs met as best we can. I really love getting out and getting to know people and seeing what I can do to help them in any way needed. Sometimes that help comes in the form of physical labor (like helping them move). Other times that help could be sharing something from the Bible or Book of Mormon that helps them overcome a difficult time. By not only feeling but also living the Gospel, I know that I have become a better person.