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Hi I'm Cody

I'm a martial artist. I'm a state champion for the Colorado Karate Association tournaments. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My favorite hobby is practicing wushu, kung fu. Wushu is the same martial art that Jet Li practices. My grand master actually trained with Jet Li in Beijing when he was a kid. I've competed only a few times in local (and once in national) tournaments, in both aspects I've won champion overall. In order to keep up with training as well as school, I do online schooling. After this semester I'm going to start a program within my school that will allow me to take college courses as well as the regular high school curriculum. After I graduate my senior year, with diligent work, I can also graduate with an associates degree. I know that without Jesus Christ in my life I would not be where I am now. I have found a great light in my life, and that has given me a strong testimony in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, however, my family has been in and out of activity with the church for my whole life. When I was eleven years old, I chose to be baptized on my own. I missed my opportunity when I was eight, (the normal time to be baptized), so, when I was eleven I chose to be baptized. Ever since then my family has still been in oscillation with activity in the church. Being without stability has hindered my faith from developing successfully in the church. Consequently, I've struggled with having faith in the church's teachings. However, I longed to know the truth of God, so I kept searching. Soon, after much of what seemed to be like knocking on a door that would never open, I started to gain testimony of the truth -- I started to gain testimony of Jesus Christ. I realized that it is Satan who yields negative emotions, not our everlasting Savior. And it was this realization that solidified the fact that the Book of Mormon is true, and the modern-day prophets do speak the word of God, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does contain the fullness of the restored gospel. Ever since this realization, it has been a repeating cycle of knowing I'm in the right place.

How I live my faith

In order to live my faith, I have to accept the fact that I'm different than most people nowadays. There are certain things that I must stay away from in order to keep my promises to the Lord. This isn't easy when I'm surrounded by unclean things that can easily lead me astray. However, constantly reading the scriptures and praying -- keeping open communication with my Heavenly Father -- recharges my spiritual batteries and helps me keep steadfast loyalty to the Lord. I always keep my ears open and listen to the promptings of the Spirit. When I am surrounded by those that have gone down a sinful path, I do not hesitate to take action and show them what's right. Now, in many cases, I am no more better than those whom are indulging in sin. I am not perfect and without sin, however, repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is what sets me apart from much of the youth I witness today. I live my faith by setting the most righteous example I'm capable of.