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Hi I'm True

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, I want to make a difference. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

We are all familiar with the famous words once penned by William Shakespeare, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” True? For the rose, yes, but I’m not sure I could say the same for myself. What’s in a name? I know for a fact, there is a lot more than you’d think. I’m sure my parents never really considered what pressures I would have to face bearing a name like True. I’m sure they underestimated the number of jokes that could be made; I’ve heard them all. Sometimes my name has a mind of its own. It often centers itself and turns into all caps in a spreadsheet, and will occasionally transform itself into the number “1” in certain programs. It has also been said that, “words have meaning and names have power” (author unknown). This statement applies to me much more than Shakespeare’s verse. Honestly, my name is the strongest guideline I have. People say it every day, and I am constantly reminded of the value it holds. According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, “true” means: steadfast, loyal, honest, just, ideal, consistent, legitimate, and even logically necessary. Pressure? You’d better believe it. Truly though, pun intended, my name does help me make good, honest, ethical decisions consistently. Being honest, and having integrity has really ended up being my lifestyle by default. Honesty and integrity play a huge part in my life, as I am True. I am True, a disciple of Jesus Christ, and I have been sent to complete his work.

Why I am a Mormon

Most might assume that so many of us are born into the church, and that we have no strength- or real testimony of the church on our own. That we are riding on the coattails of our parents, and do not understand what this church is truly about. ..A few years ago, I might say that was true. However, as I was determined to receive a Patriarchal Blessing at the age of 14, my bishop challenged me to read the Book of Mormon cover to cover before we spoke of it again. I was so determined that I took that challenge, and participated in one of the most extraordinary events of my life. Everything about me was strengthened as I read the accounts of countless prophets and people who lived and breathed our gospel. As I finished the Book of Mormon, I knew without a doubt that this church was, and is true. I believe this gospel with all my heart, might, mind and strength, and know that I cannot falter under His watch. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a way that most others do; by being steadfast, immovable, honest, and loyal to those around me. When others falter, we cannot. "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.." (Romans 1:16)