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Hi I'm Colton

I grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho. I love sports and trying new things. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a nineteen year old boy from a small town in Idaho. Growing up I have always loved being outside and exploring the world. In high school i played baseball and football. I love and hold both of these very closely to my heart. My team mates and I on my football team won the state championship my senior year, and I feel that that is one of the greatest accomplishments a person can share with others. I am going on a mission to serve the lord and invite others unto Christ. After my mission I plan on attending college to study to become an Occupational Therapist. Although i want this to be my choice of career I would like to travel the world and different countries. Like I said, I love to try new things. I also hold my family and friends close to my heart as well. Without them my life would be very different. I have 6 brothers and sisters, and the two most loving parents anyone could ask for. Along with all of those siblings, I have 7 nephews and 2 nieces. I love them all.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church my entire life. I know that some people might say well you were forced to be a mormon. However, I find that very false. Now granted there may have been many times that I did not want to go to church or may have felt forced, but I know with everysingle ounce of my being that this is the one true church on the earth. It is his church, Jesus' church. However, I did not always know. My testimony has not always been strong. I went through rough times in my life and may have some what fallen from the gospel. It was not until my senior year where I started truly putting forth the effort and gaining a true and strong testimony. I had a great group of friends who always tried to help one another. We weren't perfect at all and we all went through rough patches, but there was always at least one of us who helped the rest through the tough times. I am truly grateful for that. I now know without a doubt in my mind that this church and all of it's teachings are true.I love everything about it. I know that if I endure this life until the end of my days that I can someday soon be reunited with my Heavenly Father and my family, I just know it. I am not perfect NO ONE is, but I know that if we strive for perfection in all that we do, and I mean do the best we can, then we will have made it.

How I live my faith

I go to church every sunday and enjoy spending time there. As a ward member you really gain life long friendships and bonds that are unbreakable. You gain new family members. In my youth we always would participate in service projects, and I know everyone always says oh man why do we have to do another one? Well in my personal opinion I loved doing them. I loved seeing the peoples faces when we were finished and the absolute gratitude they showed. Most of all I loved that warm feeling I received when we finished. Some of the greatest times I remember having in my ward were the ward parties. There was always good food, great memories, and many laughs. Home teaching was another thing that the ward members do for each other. That is where a person partners up with another member and goes to a few assigned peoples homes and just see how life is going. They also offer to help with anything and just talk. They always have a lesson planned and ask if they can share it with the family. This helps people grow closer to one another and gain trust and love. I love my ward and they mean a lot to me.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormons help those in need of help regardless of religion. Half of my friends are not Mormon and I would drop anything if they needed my help for something. Show more Show less