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Hi I'm Kameron

I'm sarcastic. I love reading and being outdoors. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hello! I'm Kameron. I am currently a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I grew up smack-dab in the middle of Mormon territory, in Draper. I was a debater in high school, so I'm used to arguing! I'm scared of zombies, so I sleep with a machete near my bed. I'm also scared of spiders. Well. More than scared. More of a phobia actually. It's completely irrational. I love to backpack, travel, mountain bike, snowboard, and wakeboard. I love being outdoors!! There's a different sort of feeling when you're outside, away from the worries of the world. You gain true appreciation for the blessings in your life when you're able to live without them. When I'm not outside, I can be found inside watching a movie with my family or reading. I love reading! I devour books. Before departing on my mission, I spent a year at Brigham Young University. I had some amazing experiences there, and loved the classes I took as a Pre-Law hopeful.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a child of the covenant, meaning that I was born to two active members of the church. My entire life I have been surrounded by the gospel. And it was difficult. I've never really known what other churches were like, or what they believed. Near the beginning of my teenage years, I really began to question the beliefs I had been raised in, and I desired to know if whether what I had been taught was true. I rebelled against my culture, and turned several church discussions into debates about doctrine. I was in a very confused state, and I wasn't making any effort to try to get out of it. Amid all this conflict, however, I was accepted to Brigham Young University, despite of my worry about being thrust further into Mormon culture. It was here that I truly gained an understanding and appreciation for the church's beliefs. No longer was I surrounded by people who were Mormon by name only, but rather those who had a desire to follow Christ and his teachings. It was from their example that I came to understand why the church and it's gospel was important. Still, though, I hadn't become converted myself. One day, while at school, several of my roommates and I hiked a mountain in the near area, Mount Timpanogos. There was still a lot of snow and ice at the top of the mountain, and at one point I slipped down the glacier we were hiking on. I was only in shorts, and the ice cut up my legs, bad enough that I was having great difficulty walking. At this point, one of my roommates gave me a priesthood blessing. Using his God-given authority, he blessed me to make it down the mountain. It was in this blessing that I truly started to begin to understand God's love for me, and his power on earth. It was here that I started to know that this was the true church. Since then I have gained a personal testimony of Christ through study and prayer. I know this is his true church upon the earth. I know that God loves me, and that is why I am a member of the church.

How I live my faith

I have had a variety of callings in this church. I served as a missionary for two years in Raleigh North Carolina. When I returned I was the Ward Mission Leader for my Young Single Adult ward in Provo, Utah. My most recent calling was as an Executive Secretary to the bishopric of my ward. I spent many hours scheduling appointments for our Bishop and his counsellors, as well as finding opportunities to connect the bishopric with the members of our ward. It was a sweet experience to serve people around me by connecting them and being their friend. Outside of my calling, I struggle daily to increase my understanding of the the word of God by reading scripture, and build my relationship with God through prayer. Once a month I try to worship in the Temple, what we believe to be the House of the Lord. Each of these actions, while sometimes small and monotonous, demonstrate my belief in this religion, and my commitment to Jesus Christ. When I do these things with the right attitude and with the intent to come closer to Jesus Christ, I am filled with peace and happiness.