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Hi I'm Cole

I am a motocross racer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho my whole life but have moved around some since. I am studying Computer Information Technology and am a Regional Sales Manager for a pest control company. I enjoy motocross, reading and studying various subjects, including other religions, and working hard.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up without much gospel influence and just did my own thing growing up. It was tough. In Jr. High School I was extremely shy and didn't have many friends. My parents ended up getting divorced and I thought my life was over and I would never be happy again. My life had no purpose, I was going nowhere and had felt that I had no reason for living. I wondered what I was supposed to do and how I would get anywhere. I made a friend that helped me believe in myself and break out of my shell. I began to make more friends and be more social. I met a girl in High School who was a good influence on me. I thought that if I wanted to marry someone like her, I'd better go to church. I didn't remember anything about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, though we had gone to it from the time I was born until I was 12 or so. I had a good friend who was Catholic and started to ask her about that. I went and got a Catechism of the Catholic Church and dove in. I didn't know much, but I knew that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints claimed priesthood authority, and so did the Catholic Church. Most other churches broke off from the Catholic Church so if they had a claim to authority, it would be through the Catholic Church. Anyway, every Sunday for weeks I would go to church from 9-noon, eat lunch, back to another congregation from 1-4 and then the Catholic Church from 5-6. I read and studied a lot about both churches. I prayed daily, sincerely and I felt impressed that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints offered the fulness of the Gospel, though I did often feel the spirit at the Catholic church as well. All of a sudden my life had purpose, I had goals and direction, greater self-control and discipline. I was happier and peaceful and knew for myself what I was doing. Because of all this I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint from 2010-2012 in Oklahoma and Missouri.

How I live my faith

I am an Assistant Ward clerk in the congregation I live in. I keep track of the financial donations the members of the ward give so kindly. It's great to see how generous people are. Additionally I attend many leadership meetings to help in meeting the needs of the members. One thing that I have tried to make central in my life, is putting my heart into everything I do. I strive to live so that everything that I do, is something that I actually want to do. I believe in creating a life that I don't need to "get away" from or take vacation from. I try to enjoy whatever it is I am doing. God wants the best I have to offer in every worthwhile activity I am doing, whether it be school, helping others, my jobs, relationships and so on. I try my best to do what I'm supposed to do, when I'm supposed to do it, and to be what I'm supposed to be as I do it. I find that I'm more productive and happier when I live like this.