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Hi I'm Cole

I'm a missionary, a twin, an Eagle Scout, a filmmaker, an avid longboarder, and I love to play volleyball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent high school graduate who was raised in Houston, Texas and is now serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Everett, Washington. Before leaving home, I was accepted to the film school at the University of Texas at Austin, but I decided my mission had to come first. My hobbies include filmmaking, volleyball (of the sandy variety!), and longboarding. My favorite food is sandwiches!

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into this church, I was not converted of myself to the Gospel until very recently. For most of my childhood, I decided to meander about with an empty shell of a testimony until I was about 17 years old. During my junior year of high school, I was blessed with an early-morning scripture study teacher who inspired me to strengthen the core of my faith. The love and warmth I felt in her home was something I wanted to radiate into all aspects of my life. Since then I have striven to be an avid follower of Jesus Christ. I do this simply because it makes me happy! By abiding by the precepts of this church, I have seen immense blessings that do not exist for those my age who do not know what I know. (Say that five times fast!)

How I live my faith

Currently, I am serving a two-year mission for my church in Everett, Washington. This means I'm venturing about the northwestern Northwest teaching, preaching, and inviting all to come to Christ! In the meantime, I'm also searching for opportunities to serve others and testify of what I know to be true. Yes, "know"! I work harder every day to exemplify the teachings of Jesus Christ, for I am a representative of Him. I know I am not perfect, but through Him I know I can do all things.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Remember that apostles continued to teach, preach, and operate His church even after Jesus left the Earth. Considering that Jesus is still absent from the Earth, why shouldn't we have 12 Apostles to fill that same role today? In times as tumultuous as these, we value their guidance and counsel more than ever. Show more Show less