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Hi I'm Seth

I'm a high school student, I'm a skier, I'm a biker, I'm a music junkie, I'm a missionary... and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a graduate of Moscow High, and am currently serving a mission in Hermosillo, Mexico. My hobbies include skiing, mountain biking, road biking (a completely different sport), and playing pickup games of basketball, football, or what-have-you. I also enjoy reading, playing the guitar and piano, and talking to new people. My first major accomplishment in any of these sports was successfully handcrafting my first pair of skis--and shredding on them for ten days! Those were some of the most exhillerating days of my life. My second major accomplishment was completing the 208-mile Seattle to Portlant (STP) bike rides in July 2011 and 2013 in under thirteen hours. My success is due mostly to my patient father, who both trained with me and was there with me every step of the way. My parents are faithful, good people, and they are shining examples to me daily-- on and off my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

Getting baptized was sort of a no-brainer for me when I was eight, but I've learned many more reasons for being a member since then. This church makes the most sense of any church that I've heard of, and it can coexist very well with the principles of science. That's one of the things I like most about it. Another is the knowledge that I can be with my family, even after death. I love them, and couldn't bear the thought of leaving them forever when I die. There are many, many reasons for me to be a Mormon, and I think of new ones every day.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith as well as I can, by helping other members in the church and by trying to share this wonderful gospel that I've been given using my example and my service. I also try to lead my younger siblings by example. The skier and biker culture isn't the first one you'd think of when you're looking for a receptive group, but I've found that the logical side of the church is actually very appealing to my friends and riding partners. As I serve my mission, I hope against hope that I will be able to be of assistance to the wonderful people in Mexico.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

The earth is all about our progression. As we arrive at Earth, we receive a body, freedom to choose (we call it 'agency'), a family, and loads of experience. Show more Show less