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Hi I'm Colby

I love athletics, the outdoors, and spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to Jen for 15 years. We have three beautiful children. I grew up with a love for athletics. My father spent countless hours playing football, baseball, and basketball with us while we were growing up. I followed my father into the teaching profession where I was a high school teacher for 11 years. I taught anatomy/ physiology, and strength and conditioning. I was also a head football and track coach. I love nutrition and fitness and living a healthy, active lifestyle. I loved sharing that passion with my students. I have always had a passion for setting and accomplishing goals. I had the opportunity to play football and attend the University of Utah. I also had the awesome opportunity to be a part of the U.S. Bobsled Team. I have always beleived that if it is a part of the plan Heavenly Father has for us, with our hard work and His help we can accomplish anything. I love sharing this message with our youth. I have enjoyed to continue to set and accomplish new goals. I have taken on a new career in the medical industry. I have run my first marathon, and cycled my first Century race this past year. My biggest goal has always been to be the best husband and father I can be. I love my family with all my heart and I want to be the best for them. Any accomplishment would not be nearly as satisfying without them. I hope to teach my children they can be whatever they want to be with a great attitude, a belief in themself and the courage to move forward.

Why I am a Mormon

I still remember when I was just a young child and I watched The First Vision, the story of Joseph Smith recieving an answer to his sincere prayer from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ at the young age of 14. As young as I was the Spirit was so strong, and stirred within my soul. I knew that Joseph Smith was telling the truth. I feel that same Spirit each time I read Joseph Smith's story written in his own words. I believe with all my heart He was a prophet of God. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and just like the Holy Bible it leaves me wanting to be a better person. The Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ and leaves me with a feeling of peace and joy. I have prayed to my Heavenly Father and I have recieved a witness through the Holy Ghost of its truthfullness. I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the peace it brings to my soul. I am grateful to be led by a living prophet President Thomas S. Monson. I cherish my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so thankful the relationships I hold so dear in this world will continue beyond this life. I am grateful for eternal families, and the knowledge I have that if I live the way the Savior would have me live that I can return and live with him. I love the Savior and I pray that my actions will always reflect the true devotion I feel towards Him. I pray I can always be a good example of a loving, humble, Christlike person. I am thankful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and pray I will never take for granted the sacrifice he made for all.

How I live my faith

I have the awesome opportunity to work with the youth of our church. I feel such a great responsibility to be a good example to the young men in my ward. As a teacher I saw first hand the difficulties our youth encounter on a daily basis. It takes such great courage for them to live their faith in the face of constant adversity. I believe with all my heart that if you are to be a "true believer" you will act in accordance to that belief. We of course all make mistakes, and I am very grateful for the principle of repentance. My life has been blessed tremendously to be of service to others. I hope I can continue to serve others with the same love and passion that the Savior had for his fellowmen.