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Hi I'm Anthony

I love sports! I am a Kinesiology major at CSU Stanislaus. I am married to the best wife ever!! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved sports and I always will. In middle school I competed in volleyball, soccer, wrestling and track & field. In high school I competed on the football and track & field teams. I earned MVP and Coaches Award honors. After high school I competed on the Track & Field team for my junior college for 1 season. That following December I served a mission for 2 years in Guatemala and I loved every day of it! When I got back home I re-joined my junior college Track & Field team and took a red-shirt year to get back in shape for my second season. That second season was very memorable for me. I was named team captain and I was training very hard for the Decathlon. At the start of the season I broke my arm durring pole vault practice. I was very blessed when I found out that the fracture required no surgery or cast and a few weeks later I was back on the track running. With that setback, and my mission experiences, I was able to dedicate myself to a whole new level and get back in the groove of things. I made it to the regional championships and set 4 lifetime personal bests in 2 days. I know that I was blessed and given an opportunity to overcome those obstacles. My faith increased and I gained a stronger testimony of the Gospel because I was able to live according to the commandments and receive the prommised blessings. Since then I was married to my wonderful wife. Now I am enjoying life as a university student studying in the field of Kinesiology, to become a coach.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church and taught the principles of the gospel since I was a young child. Growing up I relied on the testimonies of my family and leaders and not so much on my own. As I got older I began to understand the reason for the commandments, why we need a Savior, what the scriptures teach, the organization of the Lord's true Church and so much more. I, like many people, prayed about it, asking our Father in Heaven if this was the true Church. I never received a vision, never saw an angel nor heard an audible voice. But I knew the Church was true because I felt it. In my heart I knew it was true. When I served my mission I saw first hand the blessings the restired gospel of Jesus Christ brought to those who lacked the truth. Old and young, poor and wealthy, strong and weak... all of them were able to have the same blessings, the same opportunity of forgiveness through the remmission of their sins, the same instructions, the same Spirit. There was no difference in the Lord's eyes, He loves us all. I can't think of anything better than this gospel. I love it!

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day through word and deed. Now I have the blessing to teach 6 and 7 year old children every Sunday in primary. My wife and I read the scriptures and pray together every day. Doing the gospel basics helps to keep the testimony strong and remember the Savior. It also helps to keep the feeling of love in our home. My wife and I plan to go to the temple every month. So far we have made our goal. Living the faith is not always easy because of the many trials in our life but it is definitely worth it! It feels good to be able to say that I feel clean. And I know that if a mistake is made it can be forgiven. I try to live a life that people not in our faith will look up to us as examples and wonder "why are they always happy" or "how can I be as happy as them"? Just by living the faith we can spread the gospel, which in of itself is living the faith.