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Hi I'm Seth

Apa Kabar! I'm an undergraduate studying Civil Engineering. I enjoy playing basketball and my large family, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I come from a family of 9 kids. I know! Everybody asks me if that's a lot and if I get forgotten. The truth is, I do get grouped together with my siblings, but I wouldn't trade my experiences growing up with my family for the world. I love each and every one of my 8 siblings! I went to a Charter Junior High School, but then decided to go to a public High School. Honestly, it was a pretty difficult transition, but I knew that if I went out and met as many people as I could, I would enjoy my high school experience. And I certainly did! I played 4 years of high school basketball on a team that went 21-3 my senior year and took the state championship my freshman year. As part of my college experience, I had the opportunity to work at a television broadcast studio as a student engineer where I was in charge of all the fiber connections between the cameras and either the TV truck or the building. It's been a really fun and challenging job to compliment my college education! I recently got my mission call to serve the Lord for two years in a country all the way across the world and I am absolutely excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate enough to have loving member parents who raised me as a member and influenced me from the time I was a child. I made the decision to be baptized when I was 8 years old, but I didn't really come to know the Gospel was true until I started reading the Book of Mormon for myself. All my life, I had depended on my parents' testimony and lifestyle as my testimony. I decided at about age 13 that I needed to find out for myself. The prophet and President of the Church at the time, President Gordon B. Hinckley, had challenged everybody to read the Book of Mormon at least one time before the end of the year. I decided to complete the challenge and I read it cover to cover. In Moroni chapter 10 verses 3 through 5, Moroni asks everyone who reads the Book to ask God if the things that were written are true. I did as Moroni directs and asked God. The thing is though, I didn't get an overwhelming sensation that it's true because I've known it's true my whole life! I did receive, and continue to receive, confirmation that this Gospel is true. Ultimately this Gospel is what makes me happy! I can have small fleeting experiences of joy outside the Gospel realm, but my deep and true joy has come as I live up to my covenants I've made and as I live this great Gospel! I testify that Joseph Smith did indeed restore this Gospel in its entirety back to the Earth after it had been removed. I know that Jesus Christ is my Redeemer and Savior. From sweet, personal experiences with the Atonement, I have come to know that I can become clean through repentance and the guilt of my sins and transgressions can be swept away. I don't know where I would be if I wasn't a Mormon!

How I live my faith

As part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I've had many opportunities to live my faith. I've been able to go to some of the neighborhood homes' and see how they're doing, share a Gospel message, and ask if there's anything I can do to help. And I've lived up to my word on many occasions! I've uprooted a tree, weeded flower beds, planted tomato plants, given Priesthood blessings, helped my families' move out, and many other small acts of service. Also as part of my faith, I've been able to complete my own Eagle Service Project as well as assist my friends in attaining their Eagle Award by completing their Eagle Project. We've done an array of different projects such as doing community donation drives for the homeless shelter, putting together a blood drive with help from the Red Cross, helping refugees settle in easier as they move into the country, and helped make small toy cars for an orphanage of boys. I've also had many opportunities to bless the people I teach! One of my callings in the church was to teach the Priesthood men in my ward and remind them of their duties and responsibilities. I have been so blessed to give acts of service to the people around me because as Jesus taught in Matthew 25:40, while I'm serving my fellow man, I'm serving my God.