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Hi I'm Camron

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I study in Hawaii. I've played drums for over ten years. I speak Polish. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing percussion, specifically drum set, which I have done for over a decade. Nothing is more fun than rocking out with your friends (or on your own).I study History at BYU-Hawaii, where I worked at the school newspaper. Other jobs I have held include landscaping, and delivering bouncy castles, giant slides, DJ equipment, photobooths, which was an amazing job. I love listening to my favorite bands/artists: Journey, Muse, Switchfoot, Jack Johnson, and Billy Joel. I love the outdoors and am very active when I can. I love to go mountain biking when I can. I work hard to get good grades, as well as earn money. I am paying for my first year of college with no help from family, or student loans. I earned more than enough money to afford college at BYU-Hawaii. I grew up living in both Washington State and Oregon. I grew up going camping, fishing, and canoeing. I have a brother almost two years younger than me, and a sister twelve years younger than me, as well as a great pair of parents. I'm also crazy for technology. I love using my smartphone for anything and everything I can, just because I can. I will soon return from living for two years in Poland as a missionary, where I have learned to speak Polish. I try to stay positive about everything, even if the future seems uncertain. One of my good friends once said "Any time you feel down, just try to imagaine a T-Rex trying to make a bed". That's one of the funniest things I can think of.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to two members of the church. My father is a lifelong member and my mothers family converted while she was at a very early age. I grew up learning the values of the church in my home. Public school didn't really challenge me at first, both academically and spiritually, but starting my high school career got me thinking a lot. Few of my friends were members of the church, I often got into religious discussions with friends and family. Learning about other churches intrigued me, so whenever I had the opportunity, I would gladly talk with my friends of other beliefs, even attend their youth group sermons at times. Attending these other activities at churches gave me a glimpse into other belief systems. These churches were in no way bad, and they were definitely preaching righteous activity, but they seemed to be lacking something. I could never really pinpoint it, but some of their beliefs seemed to be on the right track, just not fully and completely true. I learned that most of these churches taught that God is a God of love and compassion, but they also taught that this life is all we have, and even if we are not given the chance to accept Christ in our lifetime, we will have consequences in the afterlife. That doesn't seem like a God of eternal and unending life to me. Our church teaches that no matter what, there is a way back, and if you are not given the opportunity on this Earth, you will be given the chance in the afterlife. The center of this church is love, charity, eternal progression and happiness. Every thing makes sense in this church. All questions can be answered directly, without confusion. Despite rumors, we have no secrets. Some things are more sacred and less talked about than others, but no secrets. I prayed often in high school to know if the church was true and there is no doubt in my mind that it is. I may not be a convert to the church, and I may not have a humbling story to tell, but I know this to be the truth.

How I live my faith

I have served as counselors to presidents of all quorums of the Priesthood I have been in except for Elder's quorum, which I recently became a part of, and have been a president of the Deacons and Teachers quorum. In both cases it involved me doing some organizing, as well as keeping track of the welfare of those in my quorum In high school my nickname was "The Mormon", and I liked it because it brought up questions. I have never ever been one to keep my opinion to myself, or make it subtle, and often times I go right out and talk about politics, or religious principles. I loved getting questions from people, and delighted in taking every opportunity to answer them. I home teach vigilantly, meaning I always go and visit the families, or members I am assigned to teach, as well as make sure they are doing well and help out when needed. I do my best to publicly live the gospel, and set a good example.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Camron
Heck no! We help all in need. My grandfather took his own personal time to fly down to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and helped out in the cleanup and taking care of the people. I personally try and find a way to help someone each day, (Boy Scout slogan: do a good turn daily!). Why limit our charity to only other members? Even our tithing dollars go towards relief and such to help out not only those in need in the United States, but also around the world such as in Haiti or Japan. We preach to be charitable and humble, and to help others in need. Growing up one thing I came to look forward to at Christmas time was driving around town with my family and handing sack lunches to the homeless or people holding signs on street corners. I hated it at first because I was a young self-centered preteen, but seeing the smiles, and occasionally tears, would quickly change my mind. I am one that all my friends can come to with their problems. I listen, and do what I can to comfort or help out. Even if it is dealing with some drama somewhere, or not understanding the Biology homework. I try and help all I can when I can. Show more Show less