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Hi I'm Cody

I have the best family in the world. I love Washington state, I love playing sports with my bros. I'm a missionary in New York!

About Me

I was born in the great Northwest state of Washington. I've been there all my life and I love it there. When I was home I was always with friends or family doing something... My family is sweet. I got a mom, a dad, both are remarried. I have a sister and two brothers. When my mom remarried we got two more brothers... and then later two more sisters came. I have a mixed family but we are all really close and we all feel like we're blood related. Having a big family has been way fun. Friends were always coming in and out of our house as well so there was always something going on! We were always playing basketball or football in the yard, going to the beach, blasting music in our rooms, playing guitar... tons of stuff!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to church every Sunday. The church has a really awesome primary and youth program so I enjoyed it as a kid. As I grew up I thought it was kind of boring... and I would rather spend my sunday shooting hoops or watching a Broncos game. I still went to church but I didn't really have a desire to be there. My family never forced me or pressured me to believe in any way. The Church is strongly against any forcing of testimonies. My parents were just good examples to us kids and that helped us grow and make our decisions growing up. Evey member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints needs to get their own testimony. That comes through reading the scriptures, attending church, and ultimately just praying to God and asking Him if it's true. That is the pattern that I followed, and we invite all others to do the same.

How I live my faith

Right now I am a full-time missionary! I am serving a two year mission in the Utica, NY mission and I love it. Our purpose as a missionary is to help others to come unto Christ by helping them receive His gospel. When Christ was on the earth, he gave us commandments, and told us of things we need to do in order to live happy lives and to experience peace and joy forever. Many people don't know about the principles and ordinances He taught, so we as missionaries do what we can to help them. We go out every day contacting people on the street, or at their doors, or anywhere we can find them to tell them about these truths. The reason we do this is because we know how much it can bless their lives. Our motivation to do this is each of our personal testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, and the proof of it each of us have seen in our lives.