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Hi I'm Miles

I was adopted when I was 2 years old from the mountains of Vietnam. I love hiking and call myself a "Mountain Boy." I am a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in the wheat fields of Kansas but consider myself a "Mountain Boy" because I spent most of my time hiking all of Colorado and Utah and because I was born on the side of a Mountain in Vietnam. One of my nicknames is "Smiles" because I'm usually seen laughing at a joke. I do have a nerdy side and that involves me being a voracious reader, avid chess player, and non-stop listener of Alternative/Indie Music. According to some people I dress like a "hipster" and I dont really mind since that is the type of outfits I've worn my whole life. I attended BYU-Idaho for a while before going on my 1st mission to Malaysia. While there I spoke the language Bahasa Melayu and Iban until I got a concussion. Now I am serving my 2 year mission in Phoenix Arizona!!! After my mission I plan on going into Medical School and becoming an OBGYN (Gynocologist) because I love the human body and helping people get better. Lastly, my family is the most important thing to me besides my relationship with God. I have 6 other siblings who are also adopted like me and I wouldn't trade them for anyone else no matter what. They are my closest friends and mean the most to me in the world. They have taught me so much and continue to.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon, but didn't really have my own testimony until I was 16. I was at a point in my life where I was deciding my values and standards. I saw my friends going several different ways, and I knew what my faith taught. In fact, I agreed with lots of the teachings of the LDS church but in my mind I argued with lots of them and couldn't believe in a concept like "faith." I finally did what any member will tell you to do and that was to read the Book of Mormon and then prayed to know if the Book of Mormon and our faith was true. The Holy Ghost testified to me that the Book of Mormon and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. I have asked if the church or Book of Mormon is true again and again and I still get the same answer no matter the question or concern. I decided I should follow my faith's standards since they were true. I have not regretted it and I have always felt happy when I am doing the right things.

How I live my faith

I haven't always lived my faith as best as I could, but that's the great part. I am living my faith now and instead of focusing on the past, I focus on today and look to the future. I strive to live my faith's teachings/principles/commandments as best as I possibly can. It isn't easy, but I do it because I have prayed to God and asked if any of it is true. I have received an answer by the Holy Ghost. I now know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's church restored by Joseph Smith, who was called as the Prophet. I am living my faith right now by serving a lds full time mission in Phoenix Arizona. I started my mission in Singapore and Malaysia but due to a concussion ended up in Phoenix after recovering. I chose to go out on this mission and also return after I recovered. Nobody "forced" me and I didn't feel any "pressure." I also live by the acronym "WWJD"-What would Jesus Do and remind myself what He would do in every circumstance. Obviously I fail many times, but the point is to keep trying your best