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Hi I'm Preston

I'm 25 years old. I have served an LDS mission and I go to BYU. I guess you could say I'm your typical Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Washington State. I like summer time and playing tennis. I recently started tap dancing. My mom and dad and brothers and sister mean more to me than anything else in this world. I am working on a Mechanical Engineering degree at BYU, and I hope to engineer some pretty cool stuff in my lifetime. I also love Slovakia and the amazing people there.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been taught in this faith since my childhood by my wonderful parents. I was baptized into the church when I was 8 years old. The church has great values, morals, and standards, but that's not why I'm a member. When I was about 14 years old, I realized that I didn't know for sure if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's true church on the earth, but that didn't stop me from living the values, because I enjoyed being a member--it felt right. So I continued living all the standards. I went to church every sunday. I also read the Book of Mormon all the way through. Then one day when I was 18 years old, as I pondered on my testimony of the church, I realized that God had been talking to me all throughout my teenage years. Every time I had felt that feeling--the feeling of rightness, peace, and calm--it was Heavenly Father telling me that what I was doing was exactly what He wanted for me. So to this day I try to do the things that He wants me to do, and to this day I continue to feel God talking to me and guiding me. That doesn't mean I never waver, but Heavenly Father always knows how to bring me back. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and it is His will that I seek to do. That's why I'm a Mormon; because I know that is what Jesus would have me do.

How I live my faith

Since returning from my mission about four years ago, I have tried my best to keep sharing the gospel and what I know is true. In the past four years, I've seens times of incredible spiritual growth and times of question. Through it all, my testimony of Heavenly Father has been grounded by all the miracles I have had happen to me. I live my faith by seeking the Lord's will and doing it. When I came to BYU I was studying Civil Engineering, but God steered me in a slightly different direction, and I've already seen a lot of blessings from switching to Mechanical. I try to be honest no matter the consequences - with myself and others. I try to put good energy into the world, and when I do something that negatively affects others, I try to make it right, even when I have to swallow my pride. I'm not perfect by any means, but I try to do what's right.