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Hi I'm TJ

I grew up in Roosevelt, Utah. I enjoy playing soccer and wakeboarding. I would like to pursue a career in advertising.

About Me

Hello, I'm TJ. I grew up in Roosevelt, Utah. In high school I played for my school's soccer team for four years. During the summer I also enjoy wakeboarding with my friends. I'm not super great at either of those two sports, but I still have tons of fun playing them. I'm currently serving a mission in San Bernardino County, California. I have two younger sisters, and an even younger brother. I have also worked for the Duchesne County School District, helping them in the technology department, mostly doing networking. By no means did that mean that I knew what I was doing, or that I know a lot about computers. I simply completed tasks by asking TONS of questions. I really enjoy watching movies. I don't even know how many hours of my life I've spent at the movie theater. After my mission I hope to pursue a career in multimedia, which is pretty broad, but I'm still unsure exactly what part of multimedia. Finally, I am grateful to family and friends who've helped me so much and been such great examples to me as I grew up. Especially you, Bri. I wouldn't be who I am today without you're help.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I still had to find out for myself if this really was the true church restored by Christ. Just like everyone else, during high school I had a lot of growing experiences. There were times in high school, however, where I started to feel content in my own strength. I started to feel like I could be just fine, that I could be happy, without having the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in my life. I started to live by my own standards, instead of the Church's standards, doing things that I thought I wanted to do; things that I thought would make me happy. There came a point where I thought to myself, "If I'm doing everything that I want to do, why do I not feel happy or satisfied? Why does it feel like I'm missing something?" This is when I understood that true happiness can only come from God. He is always offering this love to us. It is up to us whether we accept it or not. We show this to Him through obedience to the laws that He has given us, otherwise known as commandments. Commandments were not established to restrict us, but because God knows that they are the only way to remain truly happy. He has gained His happiness through living by these same laws. This is why I am a Mormon: because now that I am a fully active member, doing all I can to be obedient to the standards that have been revealed through modern day prophets, I can really say that I have never been more happy in my life.

How I live my faith

Well, as of right now, I'm living my faith by serving a full time mission; sharing the Gospel with everyone who will accept me. So, I guess that part of it is a bit of a no brainer. I am trying to live in such a way that everyone who knows me will want to know Christ. However, I know that my mission isn't everything. I hope that I will never forget all these valuable lessons that I am learning here, on my mission, so that I can share truths of the Gospel for the rest of my life.

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