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Hi I'm Cameron

I'm a runner, pianist, husband, and an expectant father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona, grew up in the LDS church, and served a two-year mission in Nashville, Tennessee. I enjoy the outdoors, eating Mexican food, playing the piano, and running throughout the week. I am a huge fan of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Pirates of the Caribbean and am proud to admit it. I enjoy reading about history. I believe there are great lessons we can learn from what has happened in the past. After I married my sweetheart in the Mesa Arizona temple we immediately tried to build our family. After 18 months of negative pregnancy tests we were diagnosed with infertility. Having been completely oblivious to the definition and existence of infertility I was completely surprised and devastated. I lost all confidence in my masculinity. After many sleepless nights and much fasting and prayer I was able to accept our diagnosis and move on. I am not ashamed of being infertile. I wouldn't be who I am today without this trial. We recently completed a round of in-vitro fertilization and are expecting twin boys! I feel so fortunate and blessed. Infertility is a hard thing and I am so grateful the Lord has given us doctors and the technology to help and bless those in similar circumstances with the opportunity of parenthood. I am thrilled beyond excitement at the opportunity to be a father. I recently graduated from college and will soon start Chiropractic school to further my education.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at eight years old. I knew the Bible was true. I grew up reading the Book of Mormon as a family and occasionally by myself. I felt close to Christ in doing so. Growing up, the teachings of the LDS church always seemed to make sense to me. If God communicated to His children through prophets during the time of the Bible, why wouldn't he do so today? If Christ ordained Apostles to lead His church and teach His people, why would He not have Apostles today? I was taught from a young age the importance of prayer and our ability to communicate with God. I was raised with a belief that God answers prayers. It wasn't until I was a junior in high school that I felt a need to know if what I believed was not only logical, but true. I was in San Diego with my cousin at a summer camp called Especially for Youth. After a meeting with my counselor I decided to really ask God if everything I had been taught, been raised up in, and believed was true. An answer didn't come immediately like I had wanted. In fact, an answer didn't come for a good 48 hours. While I was in another meeting someone was singing the hymn, "Abide With Me, Tis Eventide." And during that song I got my answer. An overwhelming feeling led me to tears. A feeling of peace, joy, and immense happiness. Immediately, I knew that God lived. I knew that I was son of God. That I had a Heavenly Father who knew me personally. I instantly knew that Christ was my Savior. That he died for my sins. And that through Him I could be saved. I knew that He restored His church through Joseph Smith and that the Bible and The Book of Mormon were true. I knew that everything I had been taught, everything I was raised to believe was good and true. I finally knew for myself. God does answer prayers. He answered mine. He answered in a way that I will never forget and can never deny. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am the president of the Sunday School in our ward. Each Sunday after our main sacrament services we have the opportunity to go to an hour of Sunday School. We are taught important gospel principles and doctrines from the Bible, Book of Mormon, and modern revelation given through modern prophets and apostles. We have classes for old and new members and people interested in learning more about the LDS Church. There are classes for youth and children of all ages. One of my favorite classes is one which helps individuals prepare to enter the temple. It helps individuals learn what the temples are for, the covenants or promises we make there, and the eternal blessings that are available only by attending the House of the Lord. My favorite doctrine of the gospel is the opportunity for us to have eternal families. Which is only possible through the ordinances performed in temple. I have loved witnessing families and individuals attend this class, learn about the ordinances available in the temple, and then seeing them go to the House of the Lord. I have two counselors and a secretary who work with me in organizing classes and training and orienting teachers. I have frequent opportunities to teach classes as well. There is something special about being a gospel teacher. I believe teachers often get more out of the lesson through preparation than those they teach. It is a blessing and opportunity to be able to serve in the Sunday School.