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Hi I'm Rocky

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About Me

I love doing just about anything that involves physical activity or competition. This includes hiking, hunting, running, playing team sports such as basketball, wrestling, kung fu, skate boarding or anything of the like. I also enjoy challenging myself and trying new things. Although I wouldn't call myself a musically gifted individual I love listening to music. I think it's amazing that your whole mood can change purely based on something you hear. I served a church mission in Costa Rica and I fell in love with that place. I feel just as much at home there as I do in my own Arizona, USA. I graduated from college with a bachelors degree in global business management. I currently work as a national accounts manager at a trucking company and have been there for 8 years. I've been married to my beautiful wife for almost 6 years and we have 2 little boys. To me, those 3 people are the best things that God ever created. They are the reason I get up every morning.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both Mormon and they have always taught me about God and Jesus Christ and how the church teaches us to follow them. There came a time in my life when I was around the age of 14 years old when I asked myself if I really believed all this, or was I just buying into it because my parents were so convinces that it was true. I questioned whether there was a God at all, and if there was, was The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints really the church that Jesus Christ had established. I felt that God wouldn't give me the answers that I needed unless I first attempted to follow Him. I made a few small changes in my life that had tremendous impact. One of those things was deciding to read the Book of Mormon. Maybe the answers were in there all along, but how would I know? I had never read any of it with much thought about what I was reading. So that year I read the Book of Mormon every night from cover to cover. The Book of Mormon and the Bible both teach us that we should pray to seek uderstanding, so that's what I did. I asked God what the truth of it all was. As I did I remember feeling a calm feeling and an impression on my mind that Christ lives and he loves me. Also that the Book of Mormon explicitly teaches us how to follow Him and is of Him. Christ is the author of that book and it is scripture just like the Bible. I also felt that I needed to have more faith in the things that I had already felt to be true and to cease doubting. From that point on my mind was made up. It didn't matter what else I would learn or hear, The Book of Mormon was the word of God and that would never change. It had taught me how to strengthen my faith in my Lord. Anything that teaches such good and richteous principles could only come from God. That being said, The man who translated it(Joseph Smith), Must also have been called and inspired by God and the Church that he restored must alos be from God.

How I live my faith

I have continued to strengthen my faith and I try to help others learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The real key to happiness is applying his teachings to our everyday lives. I want to help other people see that so that they can partake of the same joy that I have been blessed with. I served a 2 year mission in Costa Rica. Since then I have been called to be a missionary and to spread the Gospel in my own community in other ways. I assist the missionaries in my local community with the people they are teaching or by helping them find people that are ready to learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ that have been restored in these last days. I am also able to teach within the Church in different classes. I have been blessed to teach the youth of the Church as well as the little children as well as the new members that have recently joined the church. In doing these things I have learned much more than I have ever taught.