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Hi I'm Mitchell

I play and coach soccer, play and teach piano, play trombone, tutor, and work at an ice cream shop, and yes, I'm LDS :]

About Me

I'm just a normal kid. I've played soccer for many years, and coached as well. Playing the piano is my outlet. I've done it for many years, and enjoy everything from Joplin and Mozart, to Schmidt and myself. I've also taught piano lessons ever since middle school. In addition to teaching piano lessons, I've also made a little income by tutoring and working at an ice cream shop. Throughout middle and high school, I played trombone in band, with out marching band succeeding by going to All-State and placing 4th Nationals for BOA (for those who know what it is! haha...). I love volunteering, and have done many things such as doing music and announcing for ice skating competitions, being a summer school teacher for a bi-lingual Spanish elementary school class, and other random things. I (surprisingly) became a primary teacher for a bunch of 10 year old boys (and a few poor girls who had to put up with all those boys), but I loved it and, well I know that the purpose of church isn't to have fun, but lets just say I loved that assignment. It was a blast. I'll be leaving soon for a two year mission in Spokane Washington (super excited), and after returning to attend school at Utah State, where I received a 4 year scholarship (yay!, and again, really super excited). Yep, that's pretty much me :D

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon simply because everything they do is about happiness, both for now, and eternally. It's all about being happy with yourself, being happy with your family, and being happy with others. All of those so called "rules" and "restrictions" that Mormons follow are actually, I guess you could say, blessings in disguise. I've tried my best to follow them, and while at times, it seems that I got the short side of the stick by trying to follow all of those "rules", I always know its for the best, especially when I see all of the other kids my age "breaking" those "rules", but then suffering the consequences raging from addiction, unplanned pregnancies, destroyed futures, legal consequences, and even a few times, which has been very sad to witness, the passing away of someone directly because of their poor choices. I always know when I have a concern, or trouble about anything "Mormon", I just need ask myself, "does this bring me happiness?", and I've always found that, yes, all of the principles of the Mormon faith are all about happiness, both now and for eternity.

How I live my faith

I love the opportunity to attend church weekly, as it's a great reminder to just pause for a second and remember what life is really all about. I spend my Sunday mornings (I know, I'm a procrastinator...) preparing my lesson for my Sunday School class of 10 year olds that I teach each week. It's great, the kids are amazing, and I learn from preparing lessons way more about the scriptures than I ever will be able to pass on to the kiddos. In high school, I would always pass on all the crazy parties that I knew went on, and rather spent my time, in my opinion, having way more fun than the "partiers" ever did. Me and my group of friends always had a blast enjoying nice clean fun, doing everything from midnight capture the flag to sliding down hills in 100+ degree weather on sheets of ice (frozen the previous night in pans in our freezers!). Random, but really fun. I also enjoyed volunteering by playing piano in other group's church services, when they didn't have anybody that could play.