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Hi I'm Riley

I'm a missionary in the New York Utica Mission, I love dogs with people names, cows are the best animal, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I am serving as a missionary in the New York Utica Mission. I've LOVED it. I've gotten to meet so many new people and see how the gospel can help them to come closer to Christ. I definitely believe that having fun is possible with anything that you're doing, even if it's hard. I love people with special needs-my youngest brother is autistic and everything he says makes my day. Things with cats on them make me laugh a lot. .

Why I am a Mormon

I guess the reason I'm a Mormon is because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. If it wasn't, I wouldn't be here. The church encourages us to find out that it's true for ourselves, not just to trust our bishop and other leaders because they're leaders so they know what they're talking about. That's one of my favorite things about the LDS Church-it's okay to ask questions, and there are answers. I feel fulfilled in all that I do inside and outside of the Church, and I know that I am a more Christ-like person because of it.

How I live my faith

I guess the biggest way that I'm living my faith right now is by being a missionary. I've been able to see so many people from so many different walks of life be blessed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. On my mission I've served in a lot of different capacities, but my favorite part has been watching people grow and become better. I try to be nice to people, even though it's REALLY hard...most of the time.