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Hi I'm Corey

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a proud husband to the greatest wife in the world. I'm from Canada and she's from Mexico and it was the hand of our Heavenly Father that brought us together. I served a church mission in Paris, France, yet Heavenly Father led me south to find the love of my life. We have both been through divorce before we were led to each other. Her 2 children and our 1 common child (we call her our Canexican) are the greatest of blessings in my life, I could not be happier with my son and 2 daughters (ages 9, 5, and 9months). I currently reside in Arizona but still consider Montana home. I'm a banker by profession. Though its not the most fiscally rewarding career, I love helping people and my schedule allows me to spend a lot of quality time with my family - this is one of my biggest priorities. I may be a banker by profession but I'm a kayaker by hobby. And even though kayaking may be my favorite pastime, I also enjoy water and snow skiing, hiking, camping, canoeing, motorbiking, snow shoeing, hockey (go Coyotes), and making a fool out of myself. I'll try most anything and that is how I learned that I don't like rock climbing. I used to ballroom dance competitively and still teach it from time to time. I love bringing all my "loves" in life together and I am so excited that my wife and children enjoy doing things with me. I sometimes feel a little guilty because I feel like I must be the luckiest man alive - I guess I'll just have to learn to live the the guilt!

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. There are not any more beautiful words in the world than to be able to say, with conviction, that I know the truth. That the Spirit has spoken these words to me. The first seeds were planted growing up. With a Mormon mom and a Mennonite dad but not really going to church anywhere with consistency. But the seeds were planted. In high school I yearned to know what I should be doing but with a unusual religious situation at home I decided to study on my own... in secret. I started reading scriptures in my bed, under the sheets, with a flashlight. I nearly got caught a couple times and now I'm a little embarrassed to realize that I should not have worried about this. As I read the words on the pages, the Spirit spoke to me. I couldn't stop reading. I thirsted for more. I was always taught to pray and ask to have the truth revealed to me. I didn't need to, I already knew my testimony had been formed and the answers to my questions had been revealed to me. I prayed anyway and was even more convinced of the truth of my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Though I have not always been as active as I should have been and I have not always made the best decisions, I never doubted my testimony. I am active in the Church and the gospel now and plan to keep it this way for the remainder of my days. There is a difference between living the gospel and just believing it in. And now, I can't deny what I had come to know. The gospel IS true. The Book of Mormon along with the Bible IS the word of God. We DO have prophets on the Earth today. We are not left alone to find our way. The answers ARE there, Heavenly Father has not left us. He and His gospel and Church are alive, vibrant, and ready to bless to lives of anyone that will open their hearts to him.

How I live my faith

I love attending church services each week. I also have the opportunity to serve as a committee member for the boy scouts. From time to time, I have been given the opportunity to teach the Elders' quoram in our Priesthood meetings. My favorite of church activity and responsibility comes from within the 4 walls of my own home. I love the small moments of teaching with our kids. I love looking to my wife as an example and the privilege I have to stand next to her and set an example for the kids. There is no other experience in the world, not even kayaking, that compares the the love of family and the swell in my heart when I know we are doing great.