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Hi I'm Carson

I've grown up in the northwest. I love to think, create and solve problems of almost any kind, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated High School last year and am now serving a full time mission in The West Virginia Charleston Mission (WVCM)! Since I am on a mission, I have consecrated all my time and efforts to spreading the word of God. While I was at home however, I loved to design, invent and create things. For example, my friend and I made crossbows out of PVC pipe and a little metal wire. In our Scouts group, we have designed and built so many unique and cool things, such as knives, ice axes, hatchets, and catapults. I love rock climbing, fencing, and ultimate Frisbee. I also like normal things too, like movies and games and such. One of my favorite activities was to go hiking. The Northwest has BEAUTIFUL hiking and camping places. I love it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, and I continue to follow it because it shows me a way to avoid the sorrow and pain that comes from disobeying God's commandments. Commandments are just like laws; they are there to protect not just us, but others as well. And when we slip up, and disobey His commandments, we are not doomed to an eternity of misery and woe. We can repent. I love this gospel because it gives us the opportunity to say "I'm sorry, and I'll try harder." We can be forgiven. This is a truth that I have learned over and over again, and something I am coming to understand more fully as I grow older. The Atonement of Christ (his Suffering in Gethsemane, Dying on the Cross, and Resurrection from the Tomb) allowed His merciful grace to help us become better and better, and to be forgiven again and again, every time we turn to Him. That is why I try, even as imperfect as I am, to follow in the steps of our Savior.

How I live my faith

My faith is very important to me. Although I am still young, I try to live up to every standard set and calling given. I have been a counselor in each of my youth group classes (called quorums, split into 12-13 year olds, 14-15 year olds, and 16-18 year olds), which means that I get to work with both the class president and the adult leaders of the class to decide on activities and service we can do. Being an assistant is something that has helped me grow. I used to be really shy, but that doesn't help anything when you need to give an opinion. I also live my faith by setting an example. I try to show how much being a Mormon has touched my life, and made me happy, by exemplifying exactly what it means to be a follower of Christ. The way I am currently doing this is through Missionary Work out here in the WVCM. As a missionary I have the opportunity every day to spend time helping people come closer to Christ. I teach about the Gospel that he brought to the earth 2000 years ago, how it's purity was mixed with doctrines of man, and lost. But the greatest message is that It's Back. God has restored His gospel to the earth once again. We KNOW exactly who we are, why we're here, and where we're going. This is what I am grateful for, and what I am trying to share with everyone, because it's so important.