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Hi I'm Cody

I´m opinionated but not outspoken. I dominate six degrees of separation, and I´m a Mormon

About Me

I am a college student studying education. I don't know exactly what I want to teach yet; either History, English, Spanish, Theatre, or some combination of those. I really love music. Nearly all of my friends are music majors, so they have interested me in much classical music, as well as the secular and spiritual music that I have always loved. I also love and study acting in all forms; whether it be theatre, film, improv, or anything else. I love to discuss plays and films, especially about well done plots, character development, and acting. I don't do very much acting myself as of late because the theatre program at my school is a very unuplifting environment, but I still love studying and following all forms of acting. My experience in theatre has made me interested in other types of artful and poetic literature and poetic use of language in general. I strive to always broaden my vocabulary so that I can express myself more exactly, and occasionally like to write artfully myself. I enjoy playing all sports, and particularly basketball, ultimate frisbee, and ping pong. I am a big NBA fan and no one loves the Phoenix Suns as much as I do. I love to hike and do anything outdoors. I am easy going and interested in many things, so I can have an engaging conversation with just about anyone. I´m opinionated, but not outspoken, and I while I enjoy debating every once in a while, I respect other people´s beliefs and opinions. I treasure my family and hope to start my own soon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to two parents who are both active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and the church has been a big part of my life since as long as I can remember. Obviously as a child I went to church solely because of my parents, and I am so grateful that I was able to learn to follow Jesus Christ early in life, but as I got older, they encouraged me to find out about the truthfulness of the Gospel for myself. As I was growing up I sometimes had doubts, but I cannot deny that God exists because he has answered my prayers so many times, and specifically through my prayer and study has made known unto me the truthfuless of the Book of Mormon and the reality that he continues to speak to living day prophets. I know that God is my Heavenly Father and the Heavenly Father of everyone who ever has or ever will live on this earth. He loves us so much and we can all have a personal relationship with him through prayer and come to know him as we live his teachings. I am a Mormon because I am absolutely certain that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is God´s Kingdom on the earth and that only living the principles and ordinances of the Gospel will bring me true and lasting happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly stiving to live more like Jesus Christ every day. I know that if I rely on Him, He will help me overcome all of my weaknesses and challenges so that I can do God´s will for me. I participate in the congregation where I live by helping plan activities for the members that attend the same college as me, but more than anything, I try to live my faith by making decisions every day that will bring me closer to God. I know that I will never be able to be perfect in this life, so I believe in constantly improving. I live my faith by recognizing God´s hand in my life every day, and always trying to understand and complete more fully His will for me.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Cody
Serving a mission is not required of all Mormons. The church encourages all members to prepare and live worthily so that we can have the opportunity to serve if we chose to. Young men between 19 and 25 years of age are excpected to serve missions, but if they do not there is no punishment from the church. Young women older than 21 and retired couples can also serve missions if they choose to. The best way someone can thank God for all he gives us is first by obeying him, then by helping bring other people closer to Him. Missionary service is often refered to as the best part of one´s life because of the joy that comes from seeing the miracles that God works in the lives of others, but serving a mission is in the end a personal decision, and is not required of any church member. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Cody
God is our Father in ever sense of the word. He is our creator. He has a tangible body and a face, and made us in His image. Most importantly, He loves us more than we can possibley imagine. We are the most important thing to Him, and he wants us to make choices that will bring us happiness in this life and enable us to return to live with him. As our Father, he wants to have a personal relationship with every one of His children. We can pray to Him, and He will always hear and answer our prayers. He prepared a plan in which every person can return to Him, and has given all his children what they need to gain peace, joy, and progression in this life if we listen to and follow His word. Show more Show less