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Hi I'm Seth

I'm hoping to make films for a living. I'm honored to currently be serving a mission in Arcadia, California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was a military brat. My father served in the Air Force (no, he wasn't a pilot) until I was about five years old. I was born in Logan, Utah, but I was just barely a month old when we moved to Colorado, so that is what I call home. I was blessed to be born into a faithful LDS family, and I can remember going to Church my entire life. I've always loved sports (though my talent hasn't always matched my passion). I played soccer, basketball, and football in elementary and middle school. I played lacrosse once I got to high school. Living in Colorado, the ski slopes naturally found their way into my life. I snowboarded for the first time in fourth grade, and I haven't stopped since. During the summer, I love to off-road in the mountains, and I'm hoping that I'll never have to live too far from them. I also picked up drums while I was in high school, and I have been fortunate to record in the studio a few times. In my junior year of high school, I decided to join my school's TV/video program. In my high school narcissism I wanted the attention of being on the school news everyday. Yet, over time I found that I fell more in love with filmmaking than with the attention I received from making poor jokes over the air. This last year, I left for college at BYU, and decided to apply for the film program in the second semester of my freshman year. I was accepted. I realize film is a risky path to follow, but I know it's what I should be doing with my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Being raised in the LDS Church, I was always exposed to Mormonism. It dictated the morals I grew up learning. That being said, never once in my life have I felt "brainwashed" or forced into following the Gospel. There came a time in my life, where I knew that I needed to gain a testimony of this Gospel myself, rather than following simply because my family did. In my last few years of high school, I found myself being more church oriented, as I began to read my scriptures daily, and pray with a sincere heart. My testimony began to grow. It all really hit me when I was a freshman in college. Going to BYU, I was fortunate to be surrounded by peers who had the same beliefs I did. It really cemented my testimony in the Church, and I knew that serving a mission was what I needed to do with my life. So that story is wonderful and all, but why do I continue to follow? Simply enough, it brings me happiness. Following my Heavenly Father's plan has always brought me joy in my life. I have witnessed the sorrow that can be brought by disregarding the commandments of God, and they are something I want to avoid at all costs. Heavenly Father loves each one of us individually, and I can feel that, and I know it to be true. Having the Holy Ghost as a guide in my life is better than any kind of guidance I can receive. The Gospel constantly blesses me in my life, and I've seen how it blesses my family every day. The family structure constructed by our Heavenly Father is what appeals to me most. I absolutely love my family, and I know that we are eternally sealed. I'm a Mormon because I have a testimony that the Gospel is true.

How I live my faith

I am currently living my faith by serving a two year mission. I have been blessed to receive a mission call to serve in Arcadia, California. I am teaching in Mandarin Chinese, a language which I love. I am preaching the gospel to people I love as well. I look forward to spending these last few months serving the people of Arcadia, and teaching them the Gospel which I love and know to be true.