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Hi I'm Chayce

I'm a ballroom dancer, an adventurer, a missionary in Korea, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a senior in high school, I graduated with an AA from the Running Start program, and with a high school diploma. I have a thirst for knowledge and love to learn, love to dance and love to live life and the people which make it alive. I love to explore the expanses of the imagination, and believe our limits lie as far as we can dream. I love to travel and explore the different worlds people live in throughout the world, and experience life as an adventure. I danced ballroom and Latin dance just about as much as I could before my mission--competitively and on a formation team--and the rest of the time, I danced to the rhythms in my head. The excitement I have for my mission continues to grow rapidly, as I know, and have seen from others, the exponential growth I can grasp in all aspects of my life through this experience. I've also seen missionaries as they've taught and touched the lives of others through the Gospel and the Holy Spirit out in the field, and earnestly want to do likewise.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member my whole life, but nevertheless had to undergo a conversion of my own. Many people who grow up in the Church often take the teachings and eternal principles for granted, and for the first years of their lives, live off of the testimonies of their parents, the truths they've been taught. But eventually, everyone must know for themselves. Over the past couple of years I've come to know these for myself. In the words of the prophet Joseph Smith, "I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and i could not deny it." Once I had felt the truth and the Holy Spirit burn within myself, i could not deny it, I knew, and will always know of its truth. Once you know, you cannot deny it, the truth will always, and always been the same. The truth of God's plan for us and the Atonement of Jesus Christ, through which is the only way to return and live with our Heavenly Father forever. Truly, to feel the Spirit is the most amazing feeling, a feeling that I've seen make anyone (from cocky jocks to people unsure about their faith and the quietly insecure) cry uncontrollably, quiver uncontrollably, and love unconditionally--always to be filled with love for all others and a love to do good--as they are filled with the Spirit and its proclamation of the truth.

How I live my faith

As of September 2012, I've been a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As of December, I will be in Seoul, Korea, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the wonderful Korean people. I love the Korean language, the Korean people, and cannot explain the joy and happiness I have from knowing I will be in the Lord's service for the next two years. There is absolutely nothing else in the world I would rather be doing. Day in and day out, I learn more about the Gospel, develop my faith in Jesus Christ, and learn Korean so that I can effectively teach the people of Seoul, and bring them closer to Christ. That's my job, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and I love it more than anything! I feel the Spirit with me each day as I grow closer to the Lord and have felt feelings and had experiences as a result of that, that I could in no other way ever feel or experience. This Gospel brings me exponential happiness, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, having faith in Him, practicing my faith, and living in a way that I can ever grow closer to Christ, always have His spirit with me, and live in this Gospel forever.