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Hi I'm Cory

I'm an Arizona boy. I'm physical therapist. I'm a husband and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married with three children and just finished graduate school for physical therapy. I love spending time with my family. There is nothing that I would not do for my wife and three sweet children. They have helped me to stay focused spiritually as well as throughout my schooling process. My wife encourages me and supports me during my good days and bad days and is the love of my life. My children, who are all under the age of 4, are my decompression from the stresses of life. I love being able to wrestle and play with my two older boys and find there is not any better feeling in life than to see them talk about Jesus or tell me and my wife that they love us. My baby girl is so precious and I am glad she will have two older brothers to protect her when dad is not around. This is my life and I would not change it for anything.

Why I am a Mormon

The Savior and his gospel mean everything to me. I grew up in the church and was taught by my parents that it was important to read the scriptures and pray and go to church. I have also heard throughout my life that the only reason I am a Mormon is because my parents were and that was probably true when I was younger. There comes a time in everyone's life, however, when you have to question and you have to know for yourself what is true and what is not, and I wanted to know for myself. I studied the scriptures and searched the gospel and then I prayed to my Father in Heaven to know if this was His true Church with a willing heart to be open and obedient to whatever answer I received. I received my answer just like the bible says the fruits of the spirit will come. I felt joy and peace and happiness to know that I belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ. I'm still a Mormon because I prayed and God told me it was true. I'm a Mormon because every time I read the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, or go to church, or sing the hymns, I feel those same feelings. I love to be able to teach my children about the gospel and to listen to their sweet prayers. I know that I have to set a foundation for them about the gospel of Jesus Christ because they are going to need it. In this world we live in and all the craziness that is around us, we have to have a strong foundation. I want my children to know that they can receive answers to their prayers and find peace and joy with all the problems they face. I'm a Mormon because I want my family to be strong. I also love the principle of eternal families and the knowledge that I have that my family can be together forever. We are not perfect people but I know that as long as we follow the Savior's teachings, look to him for help, and do every thing we can to demonstrate our faith, we will live with Him and our Father in Heaven again some day. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love to live the gospel because there are so many opportunities to serve. I strive to live my faith by living the teachings of the Savior and giving what I can to Him who has given me everything. I enjoy paying tithing and giving a fast offering. I strive to live a clean life without any of the immoral movies, television shows, or books in our home. I attend my church meetings and do my best to fulfill my callings. I try to make an extra effort to volunteer for opportunities to serve my family, church members, and neighbors and to be grateful for the opportunity to help. I teach my children, with the help of my wife, by reading daily in the scriptures about Jesus, His role in the Plan of Salvation, and how they can make Jesus happy by living their faith. One of my favorite opportunities to live my faith was when I was a missionary. I was able to teach and testify and learn and grow daily. There has never been a time in my life where all I was able to do all day everyday for two years was talk to others about the gospel. It was such an amazing experience and one that I would never trade. I was able to serve others and devote my life to sharing the gospel just like the prophets and apostles of old.