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Hi I'm Luke

I live in Arizona. I like to ride my Ripstik. I'm an Eagle Scout. I'm a Drum Corps International fan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

People often assume that just because I'm tall I would do cross country or track and field (No Thanks!). I played three years of community basketball as a kid but decided it wasn't for me. To give sports another chance, I tried volleyball my junior year. But I decided when the season ended that it was more stress than it was really worth, epecially when I was already struggling for peace of mind with grades and other things. I have completed my freshman year in college. I haven't decided on a major, so I'm just doing general studies with the hope that I'll know what I want when I get back from my mission. Things I like to do on my free time include riding my Ripstik, playing games like Star Wars Battlefront on PS2 and listening to some of the best music from Final Fantasy, Jack Johnson, Drum and Bugle Corps and compositions that I've played in band like Lincoln Shire Posy or Longford Legend (the Irish/English-type pieces were always my favorite). I played euphonium/baritone in symphonic band and marching band, but I haven't had the time to play in band ever since I graduated from highschool. Nevertheless, I still support my friends as an alumni.

Why I am a Mormon

I may have been born into the church but a testimony of my own had to be obtained all the same. Years after my baptism, I received a great reminder of the fact that it is the Holy Ghost that confirms the truth to all who seek earnestly. It had been upon much searching and trials when my heart was comforted deeply by the Holy Ghost with a feeling of peace that this is indeed the gospel of Jesus Christ. More adversity may come, but I know that I can always look to the assurance of the Holy Ghost. For it is he who testifies of Christ and therefore the Father as well and that through Christ, I can return to our Heavanly Father. Anyone can come to know of these things if they would search the truth with an open heart and mind so that they may feel the promptings of the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

As an active member, I make it my endeavor to keep the commandments. I go through life and make the gospel more applicable to myself by finding something about myself that I need to change, whether it be an attitude or a habit. At times I am called to teach a certain lesson in church. With the help of the scriptures I prepare carefully in order to make the lesson impactful on those I teach. This way, they may all have at least one new thought given in the topic which they may never have thought of before or sometimes even a simple reminder of what they may need from that lesson. During my days as a member of the young men's program, I have enjoyed many positive examples. I have often admired the strength, humor and conviction of those older than me. As I sought to do what they have done for me, I too became a great example to those younger than me in the ward.