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Hi I'm Miles

I'm a chef. I'm a musician. I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ.

About Me

I'm a very passionate, very busy person. If I were given a week of pure free time, it would be packed full, every moment. I absolutely love to cook, having recorded my first recipe as an eleven-year-old. Single-dish, as-healthy-and-as-well-balanced-as-possible meals are my favorite to make. And it is a proven fact that I cook--and bake--better when it is for others, rather than for myself. I love music, especially that which is genuinely of a Christian nature, and particularly classical and choral artforms. I sang since I was young and throughout school. I taught myself piano as a seventeen-year-old only because I loved to see how others shared their abilities and wanted to do the same. I want to write and perform music one day, and have considered learning the organ, violin, and harp (and in that order--not all at once!). Also, I love to clean. I love to write, being able to express myself in the written word in ways I could scarcely ever speak. I have recently come to love the Spanish language. I love teaching, especially when it is related to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love to study the scriptures, ponder what Jesus Christ did for me, and pray. I love spending time with my family, especially with my baby nephew. And I love constantly striving to become like my Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, yet for so many years, I knew not the significance of that. I was confused, and sought such things not of a malignant nature to the soul, but seemed to fill my time with what I understood as joy, but what could not provide me what I sought. By the mercy of our God, whom I consider to be my Father in Heaven, and for reasons I still do not understand, I made several essential decisions: 1-I decided to do what was very difficult for me as an adolescent, which was to forgive someone very close to me. I knew it was right, and that holding a grudge only was a burden to my soul. This made my young soul light of indignant anger. 2-I paid tithing--or a tenth of my income--as I worked. 3-One of my beloved friends, who once was a teacher over a class I had in Church, invited me to read the Book of Mormon for five minutes each day. For whatever reason, I agreed to this challenge, trusting my teacher because of her passion for the Gospel and her love torwards me. These things began to have a substantial impact upon me. Especially with my study of the Book of Mormon, I recognized that my life was not the way I wanted it to be. I realized also that what I wanted to change could not be so unless Jesus himself healed me. Prayer became a necessity. The Book of Mormon fed me the words of Christ. Sincere repentance became the daily balm that relieved me from my anguish, and partaking of the Sacrament at Church offered me a remission of my sins. I am now completely whole. I shall always know that Jesus is my Savior.

How I live my faith

Again, I love to teach. I once was a teacher of the group of men between the approximate ages of 19 and 30, and I loved every minute of it--teaching the Gospel in many cases teaches the teacher more than those being taught. I am currently serving as a full-time mission in Florida, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Spanish. Selfless service has always yielded greater joy than what I would have otherwise enjoyed, for though it is challenging to put at one side all the passions and desires of the heart for two years, giving unto my fellow brothers and sisters the blessings of eternity is much more worthwhile. I always strive to improve myself, repenting of my shortcomings and seeking to replace good habits with the better. I do everything I can to walk in the footsteps of my Savior, sharing with those around me the same promises of healing that were offered unto me. I lived my faith before serving a mission by being pacient with my siblings and showing a desire to love them and to understand them even though our viewpoints may have been different. This was a great blessing to my family. Also, as I attended high school, I always sought to distinguish myself as a follower of Jesus Christ by the way I dressed, the way I spoke and talked of others, and by an ever-hungry appetite for learning. I seek to love my Lord not in action