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Hi I'm Carson

I'm a backpacker, and a USU Aggie. I enjoy politics, classic rock and operas. I speak Spanish. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am the youngest in my family. I have 3 siblings, all of whom are married. I love being an uncle. I give nicknames to my nieces and nephews. I love spending time with my family; they mean everything to me. I worked at a fast food restaurant during high school and didn't really enjoy it. But I learned a lot. I graduated high school with my Associate's Degree and I'm studying Biological Engineering at Utah State University. I've always enjoyed school, and college is no exception. I love cars, and I love driving stick. I love to spend time in the outdoors. Whether I'm backpacking, hiking, or fishing, it's a great time. I've had many opportunities to be in the outdoors, both with my family and boy scouts. My dad is always willing to go backpacking with me, and my mom allows it, assuming we shower immediately when we return. I'm currently taking two years to serve the Lord as a Spanish-speaking missionary in Washington state.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because I choose to follow Jesus Christ. Living as a follower of Christ is difficult, and we all mess up. But that's okay. Through Christ and His Atonement, we can be washed clean of our sins. When we reach out to Christ, He helps us to better ourselves. God gave us weaknesses so that we might be humble and come unto Him. And when we do this, He helps us with our flaws. Through the love of Christ, we become better. I'm Mormon because I've read and prayed about the Book of Mormon and I know that it is from God. No man is capable of writing such a book, and it's knowledge and love transcends our understanding. Together with the Bible, we know how to return to our Heavenly Father. Through my study of the Book of Mormon, I've drawn nearer to God. I know that all who sincerely read it's pages and pray in humility and sincerity to God will know that this book is true. We can feel it's truth through the Holy Spirit spoken of in Galatians 5:22. I'm Mormon because I feel Christ's love in my life everyday. I know that there's a living prophet who has been called to guide and direct us. He is the mouthpiece of God, and he speaks to all nations and people. Whenever I hear the counsel from the prophet, I can feel the Holy Ghost testifying of the veracity of the message. I know that he speaks the precepts of God.

How I live my faith

The way I try to act every day shows how I live my faith. We all make mistakes, but it's not about being perfect. It's about being committed to be a better person. And we can all become better people by striving towards that goal every day. When we open ourselves up to our Savior, Jesus Christ, He helps to purify and refine us while we strive to live worthy of His blessings. I have participated in many community-centered organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America. I am an Eagle Scout, and as such I have had many opportunities to serve the communities in which I've lived. As a Latter Day Saint and as a Scout, I've been able to help my community by organizing and assisting in food drives, picking up garbage on local highways, raking leaves and shoveling snow for the elderly, and volunteering at libraries and animal vaccination drives. As we serve others, we demonstrate our love for them. I also live my faith by being a responsible citizen and voting. We respect and obey the laws of the land in which we live. The Church urges all to vote and actively participate in local governments as often as we can. We do this to help and benefit our communities as best as we can. While I don't associate with one party or another, I'm a little more liberal than conservative and voted at a state-level caucus convention as a Democrat. I don't feel that one party is more Christ-centered than any other and everyone needs to be judicious in their political decisions. I try to let Christ's example lead me through life.