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Hi I'm Hyrum

I grew up in southern California. I'm a USMC veteran, a Rolfer, a health and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California, the fourth of eight children (six sisters and one brother). Learning disabilities run in our family but my mom was always reading and telling us what she learned, giving me a love of books and learning. I enjoy the outdoors and really anything to do with water, martial arts and new and interesting foods. When I turned 19 I served a 2 year mission for the LDS church as a full-time missionary in the Portland, Oregon area. Afterwards, I served as an armorer (small arms repairman) in the United States Marine Corps for four years. I am now going to school with the goal of becoming an osteopathic doctor (DO) but have recenly taken a detour to get cirtified as a Rolfer so that I can more readily help other veterans and my friends who were less lucky than me with there physical disabilities, emotional trama and pain.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into the LDS church I am not naturaly a religious or even sociable person so in alot of ways none of what I saw at church made any sense to me while growing up and being around so many people was physicly and emotionaly draining but as I read and studied both The Bible and The Book of Mormon (out of curiosity at first) and prayed, I came to develope a personal spirituality and relationship with God. Long story short, I found something that made me happy, made me a better person and that knowelege eventually led me to believe in the teachings of the LDS church because they brought me even greater happieness, fulfillment and meaning that I tried to, but could not find anywhere else.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by my service in the church, through community service and helping anyone who needs a hand. More importantly I live my faith through how I treat others and puting the right emphisis on the right priorities so that I have a possitive impact on anyone who comes into contact with me. Sometimes its not appropriate or possable to share knoweledge or advice but its always right to help another person feel loved and appreciated or even just acknowledged.