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Hi I'm Carl

I'm a drummer, an actor, and loving my time serving a mission. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in a highly Mormon town in Idaho. In high school, I did lots of performing arts but my favorites were percussion and acting. I love the thrill of being united in a drumline, the freedom of being the only person playing the pulse on a drumset, and the possiblities of becoming someone else on stage. Right now I've put all that on pause to serve a 2 year mission in Arcadia, California and the surrounding area. Its amazing how my life has prepared me for a mission and my mission is preparing me for my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Being born and raised in a place like Rexburg, Idaho, practically everyone is Mormon. Even with all that influence, we all need to decide for ourselves what we really want to do regarding religion. Growing up, my family has always been active in the church, and I was put in leadership positions very young. Even with all of that, I still needed to gain my personal conversion, which I really attribute to when I was 19. All through high school I went to (and graduated) seminary, I was involved in Sunday school, and was called to teach a class shortly after I finished high school. I had received answers to my prayers, found answers in the scriptures, and the Holy Ghost had told me things from church meetings. All of those helped me receive the answer I cannot deny that this is the true church. In the MTC (Missionary Training Center) a man asked me what I believe. I responded with my testimony that I've developed over the years. This time was different, and it is that moment I look to as the moment the Spirit told me this church is true.

How I live my faith

Currently I am serving as a missionary in California, sharing the gospel with people every day and doing community service as I find opportunity. Before my service as a missionary, I was the music conductor in our church meetings, I taught a class once a month for the men aged 18-31, and I was a leader for boys my age when I was 12, 14 and 16. Participating in church has really helped me live my faith every day, rather than just 'do the church thing on sunday' and be someone else the rest of the week. I think that truly living my faith is being Christlike all of the time.