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Hi I'm Colton

I love music, I play a mean saxophone, I enjoy any outdoor activity, I'm grateful for my life, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving as a full-time missionary for the church. I've been sharing the Restored Gospel for a year and a half now, and it has been the most rewarding experience of my life. It has brought me closer to God than I ever could have imagined, and the awesome thing is that I get to help more of God's children understand their savior Jesus Christ. I've played the saxophone for 10 years and will soon be studying music at Brigham Young University. I have a passion for music. It can bring great motivation and uplift a downtrodden soul. I enjoy, hiking, snowboarding, hunting, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Utah, surrounded by Mormons. My parents are both Mormon, but never really went to church. I was baptized into the LDS church when I was 10, but never really went or had a knowledge of what we believe. As a youth I often struggled with depression, and "finding myself" as so many youth do. In high school I had a wonderful group of friends who were Mormons. They were always a great example to me. One day my best friend asked me why I didn't attend church, and I told her it wasn't very important to my family so therefore it wasn't important to me. She responded that if I were to pray to my Heavenly Father, study the scriptures, and attend church, then I would find lasting happiness and my life would be better than ever before. She told me that I needed to figure things out for myself, and that just because some of my family wasn't involved in the church didn't mean I couldn't be. When she told me that I felt something powerful. I have since come to a knowledge that it was the Holy Ghost testifying to me of the truth contained in her words. I took her up on the offer, and started going to church. I began reading the Book of Mormon and praying in search for truth and for help in my life. My relationship with my family and friends improved. I gained a testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that his church truly has been restored in its fulness. I am a Mormon because my parents told me they didn't care where I went to church, or if I went. They just wanted me to be a good person. I am a Mormon because when I opened my heart to truth I discovered a lasting happiness that has constantly blessed and guided my life ever since. I am a Mormon because God wants everyone to be a Mormon. Don't take my word for it, study and ask Him yourself.

How I live my faith

To me the most important way to live my faith is by example. I follow Christ's teachings. Every day I pray. I study the Book of Mormon, the Holy Bible, and other scriptures and teachings from modern day prophets. As a missionary I am often teaching others about Jesus Christ and how his church has been restored to the earth. I have the opportunity to testify of important eternal truths and help others gain testimonies of these truths themselves. I also have the opportunity to provide service around the community. As a missionary, others know who I am and that I'm more than willing to help in any way I can. I am forgiving. I don't hold anything against others, and I forgive myself as well. We all make mistakes, and I seek forgiveness for mine and strive to become a better person because of what I have done. I have a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father, and am always asking that his will be done, and that I can be an instrument in His hands in doing good in this world.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is fulfilling in many different ways. I know that Heavenly Father wants me to succeed and to have joy in life and overcome my trials through faith in Jesus Christ. As a Mormon, I am spiritually nourished as I pray, read the scriptures, attend church, visit the temple, listen to the words of prophets and apostles, and listen and sing along with beautiful hymns of praise to God. Being a Mormon has blessed me to be close with my family. I know that families can be together forever, and that they are the central unit in God's plan. I have many many friends within the church that have helped me in so many ways. I am healthy, because I know Heavenly Father wants me to take good care of my body that He has blessed me with. Knowing that I'm a child of God, that He loves me, and that he has a perfect plan for me and for every human being that has ever walked this Earth brings me peace and hope. All in all, being a Mormon is awesome! Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

John 7:17 We must do His will. Also the best way to get to know someone is by talking with them. If we want to talk to God, we pray. If we want him to talk back, we can do things like read the scriptures, live his commandments, have faith, and much more. Through studying the Book of Mormon, the Holy Bible, and the words of modern day prophets, I have come to a much deeper understanding of who my Heavenly Father is and what he is like. Through prayer I have felt his love, comfort, and peace. As we submit our will to his, we will come to know him. After all, when we follow Christ's path, that will best help us understand him. Show more Show less