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Hi I'm Austin Vaterlaus

I'm a student, I love solving Rubiks Cubes and other mind puzzles , and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a Student, currently studying Mechanical Engineering and enjoying it. I play the trumpet and piano. I took piano for 10 years and still enjoy playing in my free time. In high school I was in the Marching Band and our schools Jazz Band. I had the opportunity to travel all over for it, playing gigs in New York City and Disney World, and attending Bands of America Nationals in Indianapolis and march in the Lucas Oil Stadium! I enjoy getting mind puzzles and trying to figure them out. A challenge is always enjoyed!

Why I am a Mormon

I had the opportunity one summer to go on what we called a mini-mission, where I had the chance to go out with the missionaries and serve others for a week. While I was out serving others I saw the amount of joy that the gospel gave them, and me. It reminded me of what King Benjamin, a Prophet of the Book of Mormon, taught. He taught that we should consider the blessed, and happy state of those who keep the commandments of God. As I saw the comfort and happiness it brought to the lives of others, I gained a testimony and a desire that our Heavenly Father is real, and that I want to keep the commandments of God because they make me happy.

How I live my faith

I am a Sunday School teacher at the college I am attending. I get the opportunity every other Sunday to teach a group of people my age the gospel of Christ and encourage them to try to live like Christ. I also get the opportunity to be more Christlike by having people that I hometeach and serve their needs. Being away from home at college I am physically separated from my family, but I know that families are forever, and I make continual effort to call my parents and sisters regularly and be a part of their life.