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Hi I'm Roy

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Oregon, served a mission for the church in Brazil, and play basketball as often as possible.

About Me

I was married just over a year ago and am still trying to ajust. Luckily, my wife is very patient and good to me. We love to travel, and hopefully some day will have a little extra money to indulge a little more in that hobby. Recently we have take trips to London, Florida, and Mexico. I am a student and find school very challenging but rewarding. I love to play basketball in my spare time and can't wait to have children (when the time is right) :) I'm a pretty normal guy just trying to carve out something important I can do in this life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that has pioneer roots within the church. I have to admit that being raised Mormon has been the greatest influence on my convictions and I don't think there is anything wrong with that. I beleive God gives us parents, along with friends and aquantances, to guide us towards what is good and teach us as to what is right. That being said, let it be clear that I am Mormon because I want to be Mormon. I was raised in Oregon and went to a high school with few other Mormon's. I had every opportunity to denounce, or diminish my faith. Almost all of my friends were not religious and the ones that were religious belonged to non-denominational christian groups. They are still good friends of mine. It was in high school that I really gained my convictions. Simply put I read that Book of Mormon and could not deny the hand of God in that book. From that point of reference I began to study the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the scriptures including the Bible and love the righteousness they stand for. Christ is the center of my faith and I am gratefull to be a beleiver.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living like Christ. I try to be patient and nice to others. I serve when I can and give when I can't. I have a desire to be better, to do more good, and to be more Christian. I volunteer for worthy causes, I pay tithings to my church. I am tolerant in my political views, and respectful in my interactions.