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Hi I'm Lance

I grew up on Vancouver Island. I am a drummer, a singer, a football player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a very interesting family! I have 2 older sisters, an older brother, and two younger brothers. Sometimes I wonder if I'm in the right family because all my brothers and sisters have darker hair, and I don't. When I was 4 my dad got me to a talent agency and I ended up shooting a few commercials in my acting career. It was always great spending time with my dad travelling to and from home and the different auditions. My mom had me singing since I was a little kid, and I didn't enjoy it too much until recently, but I always loved listening to old time rock n' roll with my dad and dreamed of being up on the stage. I took up drumming when I was twelve and taught myself how to play through high school; I might be responsible for a few headaches in the family from my hours and hours of practicing. I grew to love playing all kinds of sports and really got into football in my junior year of high school. I continue to play football in a local community league, and am always down for a pick up game. Along with football, the occasional rugby, volleyball, or ultimate frisbee game keep me busy. I have performed with some great people in my life, most recently with a local Lethbridge acapella group and a rock and roll band. I am currently serving a full-time mission in the New Hampshire Manchester Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the church, and have gone to church my entire life; it was expected of me. I never resented going to church, but there were a lot of times when my interest was more piqued by football, girls, music and video games. It was difficult for me to see the end from the beginning, but as I grow and progress I realize that the gospel has kept me anchored, safe, and blessed for all my years. When I was five my parents split up, and my world got shattered. My mom remarried and my life changed a lot. My dad was gone for half of the year flying floatplanes and the other half I only got to see him one day every other weekend. I had to grow up pretty fast and be tough because life was rocky from then. My step sister died when I was eight, and my step father was taken by cancer when I was 14. I dealt with my feelings of instability and insecurity by becoming fairly introverted. I have found that many people will turn to substances or habits or addictions to draw their mind off of problems instead of dealing with them. Unfortunately problems cannot go away unless we allow the healing power of the atonement of Jesus Christ heal our hearts. The restored gospel helps me do that. Through my personal experiences with the atonement in my life, I have gained a firm testimony that forgiveness & peace ARE possible through our Savior Jesus Christ. I found out that the Book of Mormon IS true, and that is why I'm a mormon: Because it's true.

How I live my faith

My faith in Jesus Christ drives me to reflect Him in my day to day life. I strive to live like the Savior; to do what he would do, say what he would say, love like he would love, and forgive as he forgives. I study the scriptures daily and work hard to learn and understand what is in them. I pray, many times a day and receive answers to my prayers. I try to write down all the times that my prayers have been answered and all the miracles that have happened in my life so that I can be reminded by myself in times of trouble. Now that I have a testimony that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (He is) and that His atonement is real and it actually works (it does) I feel a need to share that. Right now I'm sharing it with the people in Northern New England, and that could mean telling strangers what I know and believe, or knocking on somebody's door with no idea what I'm going to say or who is going to answer. A lot of the times it's scary and I feel like I don't have any clue what the heck I'm doing, but I keep doing it and trust that God will help. I've come to know just as Nephi declared in 1 Nephi 3:7 that God will not ask us to anything that is not possible. I also know what Paul means when he declares "when I am weak, then am I strong"(2 Cor 12:10). My faith gives me courage.