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Hi I'm Patrick

I grew up in California. I am serving my country in the US Army. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to consider myself an average guy with an unaverage job. Not only do I get to serve my country and help make it safe and free for all, but I also get to do something I enjoy diong, working with helicopters. Right now, I am just a mechanic, but I would like to learn how to fly them in the near future. I am fascinated by things that fly, and really, the view is a whole lot better from up there. I Served my mission in Russia, which, besides being cold, was a real eye opener. It has been a few years since I served, but it was a learning experience seeing how people lived not only in another country, but to hear their experiences about growing up and living in the former communist state was just amazing.

Why I am a Mormon

The simple answer here is because it gives meaning to my life. I am not going to lie, there have been rough times in my life, and I was not always the most active member, but I have always returned because I know that it is true and mylife is not complete without what this church has to offer. I know that this church true, and that God will help anybody no matter what, if we are willing to humble ourselves and ask for His help. He is never so far out of reach, or too busy to point us in the right direction, or to give us words of encouragement, or to surround us in His love when we are feeling down. He loves us and wants all of us to be the best that we can be. I hope that I can reflect this love to others around me. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am currently attending a branch that is composed of single adults, from 18 - 30 years in age. Besides the usuall meetings on Sunday, we also get together on Mondays for a small lesson and an activity. I have an assignment of teaching a lesson on the first Sunday of every month, which can be quite fun and stressful at times, but very much worth it. I have also vollunteered to assist in the planning of the various activities that our small branch conducts. Other than that, I just try to do the best that I can and to be a little bit better the next day.