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Hi I'm Cam

I'm currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in chemical engineering, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm a 23 year old college student and I love life. I'm studying chemical engineering in college and look forward to one day getting an MBA. My dear wife and I have been married for about a year and a half, and we are happily in love. We are actually expecting our first child (daughter) this year, and we are SUPER excited! I love all sports (especially soccer, basketball, football, tennis, and ping pong), and I love to sing and play the guitar. I have wonderful friends whom I enjoy very much spending time with. I also have a wonderful family, and have been VERY blessed with great in-laws. I love meeting new people, and getting to know everything about them. I also love spending time with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I feel that believing, doing and living as Mormons do leads to happiness. I am 24 years old, and for years, I have experienced the joy that comes when living the principles of the gospel upon which we build our lives. I am a Mormon because I want my dear wife and family to be mine for eternity, even when our lives come to an end here on earth. I am a Mormon because I really feel like I have a greater purpose in life that helps me live each day with an eternal perspective. This purpose defines me, and helps me to feel like I am progressing towards greater happiness and understanding of God and His plan for me. I am a Mormon because I have felt often the Holy Ghost touch my heart when reading the scriptures or praying, helping me to know that the path I am on is the path that Heavenly Father wants for me and my family. While I am far from perfect, I feel that doing what I know to be true helps me become better. I have experienced some hard times in my life, and nothing can make those times harder then separating myself from God. It frustrates me when I give into my weaknesses, but I know through Jesus Christ I can receive strength to overcome those weaknesses. I have felt His help in helping me to become more like Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by seeking to focus on others. In my faith, I have been given so many opportunities to serve and help others. As a Mormon, I feel the most important thing we can do to live our faith is to live as Jesus Christ did, and I feel that He lived every moment of His life for others, and so I try and live life helping others. It makes me happy to be working with and for others, and to help them feel loved both by me and God. We believe that faith in Jesus Christ is a principle of the gospel, and in order to have faith we must believe in Him and try to speak, listen, serve, do and love as he does. I am nowhere near his capacity to love, but by trying to help others, I can develop a greater love in my heart for God and his children. What makes me happiest in life is seeing myself grow in love towards others, and also feeling like I'm overcoming my most frustrating weaknesses through focusing on others and helping them.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Cam
Mormon women are amazing! And YES, we do believe in equality of men and women. One time my wife made a joke that "she is the cook" in the family. I told her that while she may be cooking food more than me in the future when I am working full time and she is staying home with our children, she is most certainly not to be labeled "the cook" of the family. I feel as a Mormon that it is very important to be fulfilling some of those responsibilities whenever responsible. Whether it be doing dishes, making dinner, taking the kids to soccer practice, or watching the kids while mom goes out to eat with a firiend, I feel that women should never feel like less of a human in any way. In many respects their role as a mother is so important. Many struggle with the idea of being "confined" at home taking care of the kids, and not pursuing a professional career. This is definitely something that happens often in our faith, but not at all to enslave the women. As members of the LDS faith, we see the role of a mother as one that is divine, and when I watch my wife with children, I get so excited to have our own children (a little girl is coming our way in 3 months!) because she is so natural and amazing with children. As one begins to understand just how significant the role of a mother is, the thought of being enslaved ends quickly there. Literally raising God's children whom He has sent down to be with us is so special, and women are naturally gifted in this area. Show more Show less