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Hi I'm Bernard

I'm Arkansas. I'm a student. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Virginia, but my father was in the Navy so we moved quite a bit before we settled down in a small town in Arkansas. One achievement that I often share with other after I've told them that I'm from Arkansas is that I've lived in Arkansas since I was six without picking up a Southern accent. I spend my free time playing League of Legends, Terraria, and Clash of Clans. I went to college for one year, returning to Virginia, starting my studies in Computer Science at Southern Virginia University. After, I went to the MTC (Missionary Training Center) to prepare to serve a full-time mission. I served in Denver, Colorado for two years. It was an amazing time for emotional and spiritual growth. I was one of the Mormons walking around in white shirts and ties, and I loved it. It wasn't just sunshine and rainbows, but I came out of the experience with a stronger testimony and a love for Colorado.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the great feeling of comfort and love I receive from the Spirit. The Spirit is also the truth bearer of God. In the low times in my life, it is because of these feelings that I have the testimony that I have today. It's so amazing to know that Heavenly Father loves me enough to have His Spirit give me the comfort and love I need to withstand all trials I have, had, and will have.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching others. We have a system of members visiting other members as part of our fellowshipping. It's called home teaching for the men, visiting teaching for the women. As I have done my home teaching with this brother, I have learned to love the people and families we teach. And as we begin love these people, I have realized that this is how our Heavenly Father feels for us as well. I live my faith by sharing. Whether it's sharing uplifting thoughts and moments, time with friends and loved ones, or sharing a cheesecake on a Sunday afternoon. I feel like this is an important Christian value because people don't always express their deeper feelings with others in fear that they'll be judged or criticized. But when you are able to give them cheer and comfort without them expressly asking for help, it's really fulfilling. I may not always know when this happens, but I hope to brighten their day if even for a moment.