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Hi I'm Montana

I'm a law student, a husband, a dad, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am part of a large blended family, 9 siblings in total. Being number 8, I have been blessed to watch and learn from my older siblings. I am 27 this year, and will celebrate five years of being married to my beautiful wife in June. We have one son who finally came to us after over two years of waiting. He is the highlight of every day. He was born during my first semester of law school. Now, he is turning two this year and I will graduate from law school next year. I love studying the law and although it will be hard to leave school, I am excited to get out into the workforce and start paying off some of these loans. :) My wife and I enjoy taking our little boy on bike rides, hiking, swimming, and to the park. My wife has the blessing of staying home and taking care of our toddler and keeping our home running. She is constantly looking for ways to serve and enjoys meeting with other moms to play at the park. We have made wonderful friends since coming to Arizona and try to get together with them as often as we can. In the Fall of 2011 we went to Washington D.C. for an internship and loved it. I worked on capitol hill and we stayed with my wife's aunt and uncle in Virginia. It was an amazing experience that we will never forget. We went to as many museums and attractions as we could muster. We also got to see a lot of my family that still lives in North Carolina where I lived through my teenage years.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for the same reason anyone should be a Mormon, I prayed and asked Heavenly Father if it is true. Of course the real question goes a little deeper. To start, I was born in the church, or in other words, my parents were active members of the church from since I was born. I grew up learning about God, about his Son, and about His church. Although I always believed it, I felt like it would be a fraud to say I knew it was true unless I personally asked God to help me gain a personal witness that the teachings of the church were true. So I prayed, and read, and prayed and read. I was about 15 at the time and felt like I could no longer take anyone else's word that the church was true, I had to know for myself. When the answer finally came, it was amazing. I felt like God knew me personally and loved me as if I was the only person in the world. I felt peace and joy that are indescribable. At the same time, God poured into my heart an understanding that the Church is true, the only true church on the earth today.

How I live my faith

Today I continue to live my faith by sharing it with my wife and son. We eat dinner together every night, we sing children's songs, and pray together over our meals and before we go to bed. Additionally, I teach the 14 and 15 year old's at church during Sunday School. I've only been doing it a few weeks, but I already love it. I love teaching the simple truths of the gospel.