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Hi I'm Mitch

I'm a city boy who loves the outdoors. Sports are my pride and joy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young adult who is trying to make his way in life. I am attending University right now seeking a degree in Economics so I can add my skills to the workforce. I fell in love with this subject in High School and love thinking about why people do what what they do. I am involved in the normal struggles in life, searching for a spouse while struggling to balance work, school, and the fun of life. I want to love others and be loved. I find so much joy in being active. I love basketball and volleyball along with running and working out. I love the feeling of being healthy and caring for my body. I was privileged to play on a High School National Champion Volleyball team. I like watching movies and reading books and spending time with friends. Laughing is at the top of my list.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS home. My father did as well, but my mother converted to the Gospel when she was a teenager. I always had their remarkable examples to strengthen me as I struggled fighting off the temptations of the world as a youth. Throughout my growing up years, I increased in my understanding and feelings towards the Mormon faith. I attended the Church weekly and grew in testimony of the things taught there. Weekly, and sometimes daily, readings from the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, helped me to live a good life. It wasn't until I was fourteen when I finished the Book of Mormon for the first time that I remember feeling the confirming power of the Holy Spirit that the things I was reading and learning were true. Since then I have tried my utmost best to live true to those feelings I experienced. I moved to Africa for two years and taught my Brothers and Sisters there of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how the fullness of its message is on the Earth today. That we can come to know that these things are true by communicating personally with our Heavenly Father. I marvel to think that He is interested in our lives and that He cares. I have seen my life change as I have seen others change. I want to dedicate my life to this purpose. I know that an understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ will change the world more than anything else. There is no more important thing that I can do than to first, live the teachings of Jesus Christ myself, and second, help others to do the same. I want to be married in an LDS Temple for not just this life, but for eternity. I don't want my marriage or relationships with my future children to end at death. I want to have a family forever.

How I live my faith

I strive to make my faith and my life one. I hope that others say that I live my faith. I currently have the privilege of teaching missionaries of the LDS Church. I find joy in seeing them grow in their faith and love for people. I also serve in my local congregation as a teacher for the men's class called Elders Quorum. I get to prepare lessons on Gospel topics twice a month and share my findings with my friends, while learning from their experiences with those topics. The idea is that what we learn there shapes who are and who become outside of class. I look for opportunities to serve in the community, whether it be random acts of kindness to strangers, or helping out at various centers. There is always room for improvement, but I strive to dedicate more and more time to others. I believe one of the greatest challenges of this life is prioritizing what is most important, and acting on those priorities. I want to be doing those things that matter most, which often includes other people and serving them.