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Hi I'm Cody

I play basketball. I study Political Science. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California as well as the Chicago suburbs. I played basketball, football, and ran track while I went to high school. I'm the oldest of four children. When I was in high school, I sang in the Madrigals choir group. I've been involved in many service projects to make the community that I live in cleaner and more attractive. I served a mission for the Church in Pennsylvania and Delaware. I love the people and feel of the eastern U.S. but love the West as well. I am currently a student at BYU majoring in Political Science. I'm working my way through school as a custodian for the campus library. I recently decided I needed to learn Spanish and so have been taking classes there as well as studying about people and the governments of the countries in Latin America and the Middle East. I love cultural activities. I love food from all parts of the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of the experiences I have had that have helped me to know that God lives and love me. I have had experiences that have helped me to feel of the love of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and felt the peace, forgiveness, and strength that only He can provide. I decided to make a serious study of the Book of Mormon when I was 15 years old. After weeks of reading and praying to know if it was true, I felt the Spirit bear witness to my heart, mind, and soul that Jesus is the Christ, that the things taught in the Book of Mormon and the Bible are true, that Joseph Smith, Jr. did in fact see God the Father and Jesus Christ, and there is a living prophet today. I am a Mormon because I have been a witness that the Gospel that is taught in the Church has changed the lives of so many of the people that I have been fortunate enough to meet. I have seen them have the strength to overcome addictions, depression, and seemingly unbearable hardships. I am Mormon because the Gospel taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is about finding eternal happiness, love, and peace. It is about becoming more than I can be by myself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through personal scripture study and prayer. I attend the local congregation each week and try to serve the people in my neighborhood and community. My wife and I donate time and resources to the Church and community through fulfilling responsibilities that we are asked to perform in the congregation. We try to contribute to the Church's welfare program as much as we can. I feel like the best way to live the faith is by loving and serving others. In the past I served as the president of the men's organization and taught Sunday school lessons.