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Hi I'm Lars

I'm a student, an engineer, and a husband. I love building and fixing things. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student right now at Brigham Young University, where I am studying mechanical engineering. My goal? To change the world of technology. I haven't yet decided how I am going to do that, but I'm working on it every day. I LOVE to sing. I sing with a choir here at BYU, and it's what I look forward to every single day. Music for me is a release, a safe haven, a place to go where I can always feel happy. I also teach German.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by my parents. As I grew, I learned the teachings and principles of the church. I never doubted them, for they were all that I had known. But there came a time when I really wanted to know if what I was doing was the will of the Lord. I knew there was only one way to really find out, too; to ask God himself. I wanted it to be right, but I hadn't had any significant spiritual experiences that had proven it to me. I wanted to feel what my parents had felt, to know that the church was God's true church -- and not just some good things bound into a religion that made you a good person. So I prayed. And I prayed some more. For weeks and months and years I prayed, never really getting anything except a small, peaceful feeling. One day, I was reflecting on my experiences when I realized that my answer had already come -- I just hadn't noticed it. Throughout my life, I could see patterns. Hundreds of those peaceful feelings, along with thousands of moments in which something happened that made my life a little easier. Some people call them coincidences, but I knew that's not what they were. God was sending me little messages, reminders, and most of the time they are so small you don't see them until afterwards. I know now, without a doubt, that I have a God who loves me personally, who knows my every pain and suffering. He doesn't take them away, but he only lets them happen if there is a reason.

How I live my faith

Faith is the reason that I live. It defines everything that I do. If I didn't believe that I would wake up, would I ever fall asleep? Because I see this purpose in my life, it is easy to want to share it every opportunity I can get. I strive to show it in everything I do, whether it be talking with a random stranger on the way home or stopping to help someone. How can I not? If I really understand what I am doing here on this earth, then it is only natural to want someone else's journey to be a little easier.