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Hi I'm Cameron

I grew up in northern California. In college I ran, coached, and researched track and field. I'm now studying medicine.

About Me

My personal interests closely parallel the course of study that I just finished in college, Exercise Science. First, exercise has always been a part of my life. Between lifting weights, running, and playing on various recreational sports teams I exercise six days a week, and on the seventh day I rest. One of the highlights of my week is coaching a youth track team. I love helping the kids set and reach goals, build self-confidence, and develop healthy habits of exercise. I can't wait for the Olympics and World Cup in Brazil! I took two years off from college to serve a mission for my church in Fortaleza, Brazil. Portuguese is a beautiful language, feijoada and suco de mango are wonderful foods, and futebol is a great sport. Above all, I loved the people that I met in Brazil. The missionary companions that I worked with and the families that I introduced to the Gospel of Jesus Christ have left a lasting impression on my life. Second, I love science. Currently I am in medical school. One of the most satisfying things to me is discovering the laws that govern the world around us and applying these laws to help other people. Along with learning about the world around me, I love to enjoy the beauty of the world around me. Landscaping and backpacking are two activities that I specifically enjoy. I feel God's love for me as I appreciate the beautiful world that He created for me to live on.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe the gospel in its entirety is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Here are a few specific reason why I am a Mormon: First, families can be together forever. I love my family and God has made it possible for these precious relationships to extend beyond the grave. Remember when Jesus gave Peter the authority to bind in heaven the things that he bound on earth? That authority given to Peter was the priesthood. This authority was lost from the earth after the death of Jesus Christ and His apostles. However, the priesthood authority was restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. Today the priesthood is used in the holy temples to "bind" our families together for time and all eternity. Second, we have a prophet on the earth today. As we read in the Bible, God has continuously called prophets throughout time to lead His children. Does God love us less or want to guide us less than he did in times past? No! It gives me comfort and strength to know that Christ's church is lead by God in our day through His prophet. Third, we don't have to rely solely on a prophet or preacher to tell us what to do. We believe that we can talk directly to God through prayer and receive answers from Him for ourselves. For example, The Book of Mormon encourages us to pray to ask God if it is true after we read it. Any commandment or teaching that we receive can be confirmed to us personally. Usually God will answer our questions through the Holy Ghost who speak to us in our heart and in our mind. It has taken me time and practice to understand how the Holy Ghost communicates with me, but I have realized that the peace and confidence from things that make sense to my mind and feel right to my heart are confirmations from the Holy Ghost. The hundreds of confirmations that I have received throughout my life have convinced me that the gospel of Jesus Christ in its entirety is found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to learn more and become more like Jesus Christ. I learn about Christ by studying His life as well as by studying the teachings of His prophets, both ancient and modern. As I study I write down incites that I learn and actions that I feel I should take.Writing things down as I study about Jesus Christ helps me to better understand my feelings for Him and helps me avoid forgetting things that I have already learned. As I learn more about Jesus Christ, I am motivated to become more like Him. Recently, this means that I have been making an extra effort to be obedient and to develop charity, the pure love of Christ. In my local congregation I am the service coordinator. I seek out and organize service opportunities for all the members of the congregation. Some recent opportunities that we have participated in include helping people move and visiting elderly and handicapped people in the community that live alone. As I participate in service I feel closer to Jesus Christ because His life was filled with serving others.