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Hi I'm Cody

I am a Husband, a Father, a US Marine and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Cody, I am in the United States Marine Corps, married to my best friend and wife and our family is complete with the other joy in my life my new born son. My family spends a lot of its time outdoors, walking the trails and exploring the wonderful state of Washington. I love to workout and read, I mean I read a lot of books, I own easily over 100 of them, in my own little library. Together me and my wife love to cook, I have spent many great nights with her just whipping up meals in our kitchen.

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I was 16 I spent a lot of my time searching for the right church. I was born and raised into a Catholic family but, as I grew up I was left with more questions then answers. I spent a lot of time searching for answers and trying to fill this spiritual hole that I was left with, with many types of philosophies and other religious beliefs. I entered the military a few years later and it was a tough life and even tougher on my family, when I found the church via Mormon.org it changed my life. It inspired me, it the following weeks I found myself studying and praying, soon I was being a better husband, a better friend and a better father, after seeing the change I knew this was the real deal and was baptized and received the Holy Ghost shortly after. It was then as I stepped back and saw how much the restored Gospel changed my life in just a month and started answering questions that I spent years wondering about that's when I knew that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was truly a great work of God, the truth and the way. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My job takes me away from the church a bit, so when I do attend church on Sunday it is an absolute joy to be there and shake hands, talk and teach with all the wonderful people in the ward. I read alot of the scriptures to stay grounded when ever I am away from my wife or when the stress of military life feels like a heavy burden. When I am in the field I get the unique privilege to be able to answer questions from fellow Marines on what LDS is all about. Its just amazing to sit and watch people take in the Book of Mormon who have never herd it before and actually ponder it and start moving towards the truth. 3rd Nephi Chapter 11 always leaves someone inspired.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes! We believe in and love the Holy Bible, we do recognize, read and learn from it and is absolutely the word of God. However, this is only a piece to the fullness of the Gospel, the other half deals with the other part of the world in the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and their dealings with the Lord and his Son Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon truly work hand and hand with each other and supporting one another to bring the fullness and the goodness of our Heavenly Father to all. Show more Show less