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Hi I'm Cory

I'm a missionary for the church. I'm preparing to leave to serve in the Belgium/Netherlands Mission.

About Me

I'm currently in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, UT. I'm learning Dutch and learning how to serve the Lord and Dutch people for the next 2 years. I love studying the scriptures, especially when I can study them in two different languages. I learned German before my mission, and so I would study the Martin Luther Bible along with my KJV. It's amazing how much that strengthened my faith in the restored gospel. I love music! I play piano, guitar and trumpet. I also took voice lessons and was in choir in high school. I love singing hymns to myself all the time. I also love it when I get to lead the music in church.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. I have been raised in the Church and have not known anything different. But I have gained a very strong testimony of my own and know it to be true. My testimony centers on Joseph Smith and the revealed scripture that we have today. I know that it is the word of God to us today. I love studying it because every time I do, I learn even more and receive a witness that it is true.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving a full-time mission where I can serve God all of the time with everything I have. I'm working to be able to bring others to Christ. I serve as our District Leader in the MTC. I preside over 8 other Dutch elders and help them to learn.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

The main reason I can see is truth. We have the true, fulness of the Gospel in our church and those who are looking for that will only find it here. And, the more we learn of our church, the more we know that it is true. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

The perspective that I always take on this issue is that we have been commanded to avoid substances that are addicting and will thus limit our freedom of choice. Our agency is the most important thing that we have in this life and The Lord has told us how best to hold on to it. That is the purpose of all commandments. When we take care of our bodies and don't use harmful substances,we are more free to be happy and bless the lives of others. Show more Show less