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Hi I'm Patrick

I'm a student, I'm from the Rockies, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently completing a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry with a Chinese double major, though I began learning Chinese as a missionary on the island of Taiwan. I loved serving in Taiwan because of its beautiful people and strong culture of respect. Because of my experience working with Taiwanese people, I hope to one day work with Chinese speaking populations as a doctor.

Why I am a Mormon

Having grown up in an LDS family, the root of my faith is my parents' strong examples. As an adolescent, I was frequently shaken by certain elements of church history, or behavior I observed in other members that I felt was inconsistent with gospel principles. Yet, as I observed the genuine, loving service of my parents, I was impressed by how much their faith in Jesus Christ and their commitment to live His gospel motivated their actions. Their Christlike examples are now a significant anchor to my faith.

How I live my faith

As a missionary, I had many opportunities to live my faith. Doing my best to love the people I worked with, and to demonstrate that love through service, helped me develop a strong testimony of the restored gospel and the importance of trying to love others as Jesus did. I spoke with hundreds of people each week, and could never have anticipated meeting such a wide range of people as I did; everybody was different and people frequently did or said things I didn't expect. Learning not only to tolerate or to be patient with, but to love those people as children of God helped me feel the gospel's power and gave me an opportunity to live what I believe.