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Hi I'm Colby

I'm a husband and father of four. I'm a flyfisherman and bird hunter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married man of 17 years now with four great children. My life really revolves around my wife and children, which is okay with me, they are a tremendous source of joy. Life is good, but has its challenges, so to get away from it all, I grab my shotgun and head to the gun club or my fly rod and head to the river.

Why I am a Mormon

Choosing to be a Mormon was difficult for me. Growing up in a home divided by religion, I spent much of my childhood just trying to determine if religion had value and meaning for me. At the age of 17, I determined that religion was something I needed in my life. Choosing to be a good and faithful member of the church, going to a church school, serving a mission, getting married in the temple were decisions that brought great joy and spiritual peace, but did come with an associated cost. Each spiritual step forward seemed to stir up great controversy, misunderstanding, and division amongst family and friends. Looking back on these tumultuous times, the most difficult of decisions are those that have led to my greatest joys in life which are my family and religion. I'm happy to report that over time, these divisions and misunderstandings seem to have been bridged and for the most part resolved. Most good things in life don't come without some struggle and being a Mormon has been a very good thing for me.

How I live my faith

I am fortunate to work with the young men of the church which I truly enjoy. Taking these boys camping, fishing, and having a small part in their spiritual progress is challenging and rewarding. It is not always easy or convenient, but it is always worth it. I hope these boys one day will look back on these experiences and find them to be happy memories of great worth and value.