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Hi I'm Paden

I grew up in Salt Lake City were I have developed a love for the sport of gymnastics. I'm A Mormon.

About Me

Ever since I was a little boy I have been fascinated with acrobatics. I especially love watching gymnastics in the Olympics. This love drove me to become a gymnast. It is the feeling I get when flipping and flying though the air that I just can't get enough of. Music is also a big part of my life. I enjoy listening to all styles of music. I play the guitar and enjoy writing songs. I enjoy spending time outside going hiking, biking, and lots of other sports. I am currently attending college where I am considering going into sports medicine.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints because I believe and support the teaching of this gospel. Some of my favorite beliefs are: That one can make mistakes in life and then be forgiven for them. This comforts me because no one is perfect and I don't believe that God would condemn us without making it possible for us to right our wrongs and be forgiven. I also love the fact that there is a life after death and that we can spend it with our loved ones. It would not make sense to just have a life on earth and then nothing. One belief that I treasure is the fact that I can pray to our Father in Heaven and have Him answer my prayers. Even though He does not appear to me and talk directly to me, I know that He can give me comfort when it is needed and help guide me, whether through another one of his children or by the feeling I get inside.

How I live my faith

Religion has always been a part of my life. Through out my life I have had the opportunity to hold leadership positions in various youth groups, where I would help our adviser plan activities for the youth. These activities ranged from helping someone move to planning a high adventure trip. I have also been involved with scouts and have earned the rank of an eagle and my bronze palm. I believe that a big part of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints is to give service to others. Because of this, my family and I give service to others whenever we can.