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Hi I'm Todd

I live in Arizona. I love to sing, swim, and play games. I love just being with good friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always been really quiet growing up. Luckily I have a great family. They were the ones that I could always go to. One of the biggest things for me is family. Another huge thing for me are good friends, which I felt like I didn't have for a really long time. It wasn't until the time I went to high school where I felt like I belonged somewhere. I met people that accepted me for being me, even with all of the quarks and faults that I have. I love to play games... any kind of game. Video games, board games, card games. As long as it's with good friends or family, I love it. I also love uplifting music. I am the kind of person that will try and make people laugh. I love it when people smile. That's the great thing about the Gospel, you can't help but smile. :D

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. I went to every meeting every Sunday since I could remember. I was very knowledgeable when it came to things in the church, but I didn't really know that it was all true. I was almost like things you learn in school, you always think, "when am I ever going to use this in life?" That was me and the church. I went through the motions and I felt good a lot of the times, not really realizing that that was the Holy Ghost in my life. As my life continued I did some things that I am not exactly proud of. I knew what I was doing was wrong and eventually I saw that not only was I hurting myself but I was also hurting my family. I felt distant from God. I didn't feel happy anymore, even with my friends and going to church and everything. I knew what the problem was and I knew things needed to change. So with the help of a great bishop, loving and patient parents, and an even more loving and patient Heavenly Father, I was able to repent and feel peace in my life, I felt forgiven. I experienced for myself that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real, that it works. That has brought me so much happiness in my life. I felt the Holy Ghost more and more as I progressed. Now it was not that easy. Sometimes repentance is a hard thing, but I can promise anyone who has any doubt that it is worth it. There is nothing that can compare with the joy that a person feels when they feel close to God and feel the Spirit guiding them in their lives.

How I live my faith

Having experienced the things that I have, I now know that the church is true. I attend all the meetings and do my best to fulfill all the responsibilities that I have in the church, just like I have always done, but I can do them now knowing that that is exactly where Heavenly Father wants me and what He wants me to do. I try to share this with my friends. I continue to grow as I pray everyday and read my scriptures everyday. Those few simple things are probably some of the most powerful things that we can do to come closer to God.