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Hi I'm Cody Bateman

I grew up in Alabama, I love soccer and ultimate, I'm also a total goof and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I play hackie sack and soccer. in my free time I hang with friends and go out to eat and watch movies. I'm currently serving a mission for the church in Portland, Oregon. I'm also and ultimate Frisbee player. I enjoy playing basketball as well as on off days and making lots of new friends. One of my favorite things to do is get to know people that I don't know. So if I see you on the street most likely, I'll come talk to you :) I enjoy swimming and being in the water. Spending time at the beach is probably on of my favorite things to do, I'm a total beach bum. Everyone thinks my hair is dyed, but its all natural. I have no idea why my eyebrows are brown :) My family includes (from oldest to youngest) Joey, Zach, Me, Quinn, Flint, And Chance. I love my family and I love being a part of this church.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because as I hear a lot of people say and I say it just makes sense. It makes sens that God still talks to us, his children, in this day and age. It makes sense that he loves us with an undying love that can overpower anything. It makes sense that Jesus Christ loves us enough to come to the earth and suffer for our sins and our trials that we could return to live with him again someday. It makes sens that our families can be together forever and that we can be together in heaven. It makes sense that we have to have faith and put in our part to God to be saved. All the doctrine, all the people, it just all makes sense and I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I share my faith by trying to model my life after Jesus Christ. He's the ultimate example of who we should be, what we should do, and how to treat others I love my savior. I also try to be an example to my younger brothers and the people around me. I know good moods are contagious and I try to get everyone to catch the good attitude I try to have. The Gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happier than anything else and I just want to share it with the world (or the people of Oregon at least) I know that as I strive to be the best I can be I will be blessed and also happy. Not that things will be easy, but that we will have peace.