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Hi I'm Colton Monteath

I am an artist. I am a missionary. I am a Son of God. And I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in Arizona, New Mexico, and now I'm currently living in Texas....well for the next two years I'll be in Colorado, which is nice because ever since I moved to Texas I've wanted to leave and move to Colorado. So you could say that Heavenly Father answered my prayers and I'm now serving him in the Denver North Mission. Growing up I always made good friends, I may not have had millions of friends but the friends that I've made are my friends for live. My high school career was nothing to brag about; I played lacrosse for three years and have been in art classes since I can remember. I love to sing at the top of my lungs even though I am very flat. My mom always says I should have joined the theater because I can be so over the top dramatic. After I serve an honorable full time mission I plan on going to a college in Colorado or Arizona. I want to major in psychology and minor in art so I can be an art therapist. I came to that conclusion when I was in therapy and my therapist told me and several others to draw a tree nothing more nothing less, but because we're all so different we added things to the tree that pertained to us as individuals. My therapist interpreted our art and the symbolism that we all put into our pictures. In life I want to help those that self-injure and those with special needs so they can better express themselves in other ways besides their words.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Even though once upon a time my mom was excommunicated she still made an effort to get my sister and me to church and activities. Recently I got my mission call and I haven’t been very good about scripture study in past years but my stake president challenged me to read the Book of Mormon by the end of the year. There are weeks that I don’t touch the scriptures and those are the times when life seems to be a lot worse for me than when I am reading. When I do read I sleep better, my attitude is better, life in general is better.

How I live my faith

When I made the decision to go on my mission my junior life was good. I knew what I had to do to accomplish my goals and to become a great missionary. But when it came down to my senior year Satan was right there ready to pounce on me and make life not as good as it once was. It was like I was running on a rug in a long corridor hallway and Satan every chance he got would pull the rug right out from under me and I would fall. Sometimes I would just lay there and think why me? But I endured because I knew that my mission would be so much better than this small time I had in High School. Now that I’m out on my mission I feel so free while serving the Lord and I thank him every day for that. I am now learning so much more than what I have ever learned in the nineteen years that I’ve been on this Earth. I’m getting into the scriptures more and ENJOYING them. It doesn’t feel like a chore to read them anymore because the Old Testament, New Testament and Book of Mormon are all the words of God and how great that is TO KNOW that we all have a loving Heavenly Father who has given us a way to learn of his will through the scriptures.