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Hi I'm Preston

I grew up in Las Vegas. I'm a father. I'm a husband. I'm a law student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Salt Lake City, UT while my father was attending law school at the University of Utah. We moved to Las Vegas, NV when I was just 2 years old and that is where I was raised. My family consists of a father, a mother, and nine children (4 girls and 5 boys). Most of my friends were not of my faith which was actually really nice because it gave me a different perspective on life. When I was in high school I played in a rock and roll band which was a great way to express myself to others. While in high school, I also played football. I have always enjoyed sports and music and both of them have helped to shape me into the person that I am today. I continue to enjoy to play sports and music. I met my wife in Las Vegas and we were married in Newport Beach, CA. We have been married for a couple of years now and we have one daughter. She is the light of my life. She is so happy and fun and I love spending time with her on my breaks from schooling. We now live in Idaho as I have just begun my first year of graduate school. We enjoy the town we live in and couldn't be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the church since I turned the age of 8. I have always been an active member of the church in that I always went to church. Although, throughout my high school years I wasn't sure why I was going to church or believing what I was believing. I went on a trip throughout the United States to learn a bit more about the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I was on this trip, I began to have an appreciation for the difficulties and experiences that my ancestors went through for their faith. It was then that I realized that it was worth it to find out if I believed in the religion that my ancestors fought so hard to preserve. I began to read The Book of Mormon every night in order to learn more about the gospel and also to determine if I believed that the book was of God. I prayed every night to know if the book was a true book from God and I didn't receive an answer for about the first month of praying. Then one night I prayed and, as usual, didn't receive an answer. When I laid down to go to sleep that night I felt and heard the spirit of our heavenly father speak to me. He told me that it was true. He told me that I was doing that which I needed to do in order to receive a testimony of the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon. Once I realized that the book was true, I then knew that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that he restored the true church of Jesus Christ to the earth once more. The church provides meaning to life. It answers the questions of why we are here, where we came from, and where we are going after this life. I understand the answers to these questions because of the teachings of Jesus Christ, which I learn in his true church.

How I live my faith

Throughout my service in the church, I have had many callings. I have always been involved in leadership opportunities in my priesthood quorums in my youth. While I do not currently hold a calling, I enjoy helping others in their callings when my help is needed. I enjoy participating in service projects and the ward choir. The great thing about the church is that you have the great opportunity to share your talents with others through callings and other service opportunities.