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Hi I'm Parker Hardy

Live in the Southern California. Athletic. And I'm an Mormon.

About Me

Okay so I'm really athletic I absolutely love playing sports. I'm 20 years old my friends are basically my life they're the best thing in the world...next to my family of course. Served a mission in Warsaw, Poland. :) Played soccer and tennis in high school and wrestled at BYU-Idaho. Finished two semesters up at that school. Hoping to be some kind of engineer or mechanic, not sure yet. :) My parents are divorced so I can relate to anyone who's gone through that. I have a step mom and most likely soon to be step dad. Listening to music is everything. Without music this world would be boring. Into all types, really my iTunes consists of every type of music you can think of. My most favorite type of music however is EDM. I'm a part time raver :) I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and everything that it entails. :)

Why I am a Mormon

The reason that I have chosen to remain Mormon is very, very simple. There is, by no other means, a way to obtain the same amount of happiness, joy, and overall satisfaction that I receive then when I practice being a devoted Mormon. It is a feeling that words cannot describe. No amount of description and detail can truly justify how wonderful a feeling it is to know that my Heavenly Father is able to use me as a tool in bringing someone unto Christ. That he is able to, through me, help and save someone else. That feeling cannot be explained. It has to be lived. It has to be experienced for someone to really understand. I feel that I have a good understanding for how wonderful a feeling it is because there have been times in my life when I was very unsure about being Mormon. I was caught up in high school and convinced myself that the party life was better and more "fun". I just wanted to "live" my life. Only after I was able to experience my life without exposure to the loving warmth of the Spirit of God every single day did I realize that I was empty. I had created this false sense of security in what I was doing because it was "fun" and because at first it didn't feel wrong. Let me tell anyone who is struggling with this same problem, the effects wear off... It's not all glitz and glamour forever. There will come a time, when you realize that you crave something real. Something to really grab onto and feel good about. Now being in that position myself a while ago I understand that some of you struggling with this will have to experience it yourself before you can really understand, and believe me when I tell you that it gets old, and it is not worth it. The sense of joy and fulfillment that I have now is ten times stronger and more wonderful then it ever has been in my life. This church is true. I know this without a doubt in my mind. I've experienced things that in no way can be credited to anything but godly power. I am Mormon and I love it.

How I live my faith

I participate in my church whenever I am needed or when I believe I can help. I go to church weekly and love the people in it. They're the most awesome people ever. I live my faith as a lifestyle. Being Mormon isn't just about going to church, is a way of life. It's a daily choice that I make to follow the commandments our loving Heavenly Father has given us as a way to obtain the most happiness I can on this Earth. I went to youth night type of activities when I was younger. I live my faith by looking for daily opportunites to serve others, for chances to become as christlike as I possibly can. By striving every day to grow closer to my Heavenly Father. I live my faith by realizing that I am not perfect, and that the Atonement and repentance is such an essential part in our journey here on earth. By partaking of the sacrament every week at church I repent and move forward, slowly making progress to become like my Heavenly Father. I live my faith every day.