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Hi I'm Beau

I'm your average guy. I love sports, music, and life. I'm currently a student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student studying Business Management with an emphasis in marketing. I recently returned from serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Columbus, Ohio. It was a wonderful experience that has changed my life forever. Prior to my mission I was your ordinary kid, going to school, playing sports, hanging out with friends, traveling when possible, and enjoying time with my family. Now that I've been home from my mission my priorities have shifted quite a bit, and I now focus more on helping those around me as opposed to the "old Beau" who thought mostly of himself. I enjoy helping others overcome trials and challenges and watching them succeed. Through this I find great joy and I find further purpose and meaning in my own life. Don't get me wrong, I still love sports, traveling, kickin' it with my friends and family, and living life. Now, I've just learned to enjoy it more!

Why I am a Mormon

While I have been a member of this faith my entire life, there comes a time when you have to make a choice. Do I follow the faith of my father, or do I become my own person and live the life I feel is best for me? For me personally I chose to do the later for a while and quickly realized that these two choices were actually one in the same. As a young man, age 19, I had become who I thought I wanted to be. I was the life of the party, funny, cool, popular, and always had people wanting to be around me. This may sound arrogant at first, but let me explain. Soon after "becoming" this person I began to feel like it wasn't enough. I wanted more. I began to forget the things that my parents had taught me, and day by day I felt my potential slipping away. I felt alone. After this two year process of forgetting I truly felt lost and I didn't recognize who I was anymore. After talking with my parents about my struggles I felt something I hadn't felt in a long time. I felt their love for me. They were always offering it to me, but I rejected it. They encouraged me, loved me, had faith that I could be happy, and offered me a solution. I took there advice and really prayed for the first time in my life. Could you imagine never "really" praying until the age of 21. Crazy right?!! As I prayed I was overcome by an overwhelming since of peace and love coming from my Father in Heaven. I sensed that He knew me, He loved me, and He wanted me to be happy. I began to read the Book of Mormon. It softened my heart and changed me as well. As I did this routinely I began to remember my potential and my identity as a son of God. I felt the sacrifice of the Savior cleanse me and purify me. As i served my mission I felt that same priesthood power cleanse and purify others who accept His gospel. You've asked why I am a Mormon... the answer is simple. Through this faith I have learned who I am and what I can become through the Savior's love and sacrifice. That's why I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

As a missionary it is obvious how we live our faith. We give two years of our lives in order to strengthen the hopeless and mend the brokenhearted. We do this through teaching the "restored" gospel of Jesus Christ. Now that I'm home, I don't where a white shirt or a name tag everyday. My life is much more complicated. Sharing the gospel is not now my full-time job. This is hard for me because I absolutely loved my mission. I had to begin finding ways to fill the void of living life as a "returned missionary". One of the things that I am currently doing is serving in a leadership position in my congregation. My job is to support and sustain my leaders and teach, lift, and inspire all those who I am appointed to watch over. Besides that, I live my faith by holding a scripture study group every night in hopes that we can prepare young men to serve mission and strengthen each others faith in Jesus Christ.