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Hi I'm Colin

I am 18, a older brother to 4, a full time missionary in Mexico, a big fan of peanut butter, but most important, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love spending time outside! There is nothing like the wind, water and earth beneath my feet to help clear my mind and remind me who I am. I also like animals. They are so amazing! I always marvel that they are so alert and well… Just awesome! It says in the first chapter of the bible that we are given dominion over the fish of the seas, fowls of the air and every thing that creepeth upon the earth, so I try to do my very best to take good care of any animals that I have influence over. This love of animals led me to become a falconer. And I actually got my first hawk not long ago and it has taught me that falconry has to be the most time consuming and hardest sport ever! But it is so fun! I love it! But as much as I love falconry I love my family even more. They are totally my best friends! They love me no matter what, no matter how annoying and frustrating I am. I have 4 younger brothers and sisters and they keep me pretty busy. I have an infinitely patient mother and a great father/ best friend. I owe them every thing I have. I like to fish but my biggest catch is only a 3 pound bass. But with practice I hope to start catching bigger fish. I also like to hunt but I have only hunted small game so far. I like to make whips out of rope and I am pretty good at cracking them. My best whips sound like a shotgun if used right. I try to help out a lot around the house but my main chores are taking care of the chickens and the few quail that I raise.

Why I am a Mormon

Most Mormons will tell you about a great conversion, a huge miracle that has changed their lives forever. But that is not the case with me. Yes, the gospel has changed my life in tons of ways but not with one gigantic miracle. My parents found this church when I was 3, so some say I am a convert while others say I was born into the church. But that does not matter. I found the truth in a slow manner, not suddenly, but slowly one piece at a time. Recently I have really started to be deeply involved in the gospel, I have always gone to church and said my prayers, but now I am really seeking out truth, and the Lord has been pouring it out upon me! I am learning more then ever and I have learned for my self about truth and how to find it. This church has given me more then any thing else I have felt my Saviors love and it has changed my life. I have seen miracles. No, I have not seen any seas part nor has an angel appeared to me. But I have seen miracles. They are small but just as powerful; I believe in and follow Jesus Christ. He loves me and has paved a path so that I can return with honor to my Father in Heaven. He has given me every blessing that I am worthy enough to receive. I love the gospel, and I am not ashamed of it because it is the power of salvation unto everyone that believeth. I am grateful for the faith of Joseph smith and others who helped restore the gospel to this day in age. But above all I am grateful that Christ was willing to suffer and die for my sake.

How I live my faith

Right now I am preparing to go serve a mission for the Lord in Tampico, Mexico. I am very excited but I know that it will be a very difficult experience. but I am eager to go on the mission, challenges and all! I know that the trails I will experience will be for my good and I will be grateful for them someday. But even more important I know that the worth of a soul is so great that any trial is worth it. After all Christ was willing to suffer any pain for those same souls. I am only an 18 year old boy. Nothing that I have done so far in my life seem big or important, but I know that great things are done by small and simple things. I am small and simple. I live my faith by putting aside other things to come unto Christ, in small and simple ways. I live my faith by working to help those around me come unto Christ, in small and simple ways. I live my faith by brightening the day of others, in small and simple ways. I live my faith in small and simple ways.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Mormon missionaries save money most of their life in order to serve a mission. It is well worth it if you can bring a soul unto Christ. I am saving to go on a mission as well. If you can not afford to go on a mission you might as the local bishop or branch president to look for someone that would be willing to help pay for your mission. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

God is the same yesterday, today and forever. I do not think that God would shut the windows of heaven. He loves us and would not abandon us to live without his commands. He has sent us messages throughout history though prophets. He has not changed since then. How could a simple man lead a gigantic church without the help of God? How could he lead God’s church if he does not have knowledge of god’s will? The prophet is the man who helps lead us and gives us guidance to show us what the Savior wants us to do. Show more Show less