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Hi I'm Cameron

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy the outdoors along with my family. We go camping a lot and do many activities that others may consider high adventure, but we simply enjoy it because it is fun and outdoors. I rock climb quite a bit and although climbing sometimes has a bad rep there are parts of the Gospel that I can apply to climbing and vise versa. I love working and building things with my hands. I was second overall in the region for woodworking when I was in high school, and I still enjoy it. I also read quite a bit.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, and all my family for generations have as well. The surprising thing is that even though I grew up that way I still have to choose to follow what I have been taught. I never read the Book of Mormon all the way through by myself until I was sixteen. I had started and stopped many times, and I had read all of it with my family. I didn't really count that, so I decided before my birthday that year that I would read all the book by myself. I have never been one of those people you see that is always a big ball of joy, so the biggest change that I saw that year was that I was a happier person. I still was overcoming challenges, but I was more of the person I wanted to be. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I love what it does for me. I learn more about Christ from the scriptures, church, and the temple. I love learning about my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I want to return to live with them, and this Church and this Gospel is the way to return to them.

How I live my faith

I think the Gospel is sometimes like math in school. I may not understand everything that is being taught, but as I continue to do as I am taught, I learn why later on. I am grateful for God's wisdom in teaching me. I sometimes want and have wanted things that are not right for me at the time (even if they are good) and did not get them for years until I was ready, and I now realize that, so I try to not get as mad or frustrated as I used to because it always ends up better for me. When living the Gospel, I try to keep the habit. If I am tired and haven't read my scriptures that day, I always read at least a little, so that I keep the habit up. Sometimes I feel the Spirit more some days than others. Like working out, if you miss one day then it is easier to miss the next day, but if you still work out a little then you keep the habit and reap the benefits of the future. I go to Institute and the Temple often because I love the feeling there. I also love learning from the scriptures ans from the perspective of other people.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Cameron
Our bodies are given to us to help learn in this life. We are only given one, so we need to take care of it and make sure it is in good working condition. Think of a car, we need to take care of it, so that it lasts long and runs well. If you were to drink alcohol, smoke, or do something else that is not right for your body, it is similar to putting bad stuff in the car. Would you dump a paint remover on your car paint, or something that would stain your car seats? No. Our bodies are called temples because the temples are the most beautiful and special builds to us as members. We make they look good on the outside and in, and we keep them clean. The temples are an example of how we should treat our bodies. Make them look good on the outside and in. Keep them clean, make sure they are in good working order, and don't vandalize your body with tattoos just as the temples are not vandalized with spray paint. Some pictures, signs, and symbols are cool and may even be inspiring, but they don't belong on the body. Show more Show less