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Hi I'm Wade

I'm from the Washington DC area.I'm a college student, and I love good food and good company. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up just outside of Washington DC in Reston, VA and I lived there up until I went to college. I currently go to college at Brigham Young University and I'm studying to become a doctor someday. I've always been very outgoing and social and I love to talk to anyone who will talk to me. Growing up in an area like Washington D.C. gave me a chance to see the beauty in diversity. I have friends from many different cultures, nationalities, and religions. I think it's a shame that Mormons get painted with a bad light sometimes because people think we are not tolerant of other peoples and religions. I can personally tell you that that is not true because I love all people and will talk to anyone regardless of their background. Another thing about me is that I love sports. I love to play, watch, and follow them. I am a huge Baltimore Orioles fan. During March you can find me in front of a TV somewhere watching any basketball I can get my hands on. I love college basketball. When I graduate college I want to go to medical school to become a doctor. I want to study autoimmune diseases and find the long sought after solution to this growing problem in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, both of my parents and both of my siblings are members of the church and much of my extended family is also. However, my parents never forced me to go to church or to be a Mormon. Did they influence me in such a way that I chose to go to church and follow the teachings? Of course they did, and I am grateful for that. I choose to continue to live the teachings of the church because I have read the Book of Mormon, listened to modern day prophets, and felt God's love and then prayed to know if these things were true. I feel a confirmation of the teachings in the church. Another thing is that I know that my beliefs help me to be a happier person relative to the rest of the world. I see people all the time that are lost and don't know which way to turn. I feel that I have a surety of where I am from and where I am going to. I also know that there is a God that loves each one of us and knows us all individually. If you are reading this and you feel doubts about whether or not anyone thinks you're important then I beg of you to seek out our missionaries or a Mormon friend and ask them how you can be happy and no longer lost. They will know what direction to point you in and I promise that if you truly want to know whether or not the Mormon faith is true, you can know and as Christ said, "the truth shall set you free" (John 8:32). This faith has brought me more happiness than anything in the world I want anyone who can be bettered by it to let it work in your life and bring you out of despair.

How I live my faith

I have always tried my best to live my faith in every aspect of my life. I grew up in an area of the country where there were almost no Mormons at my school. I always tried to show that I lived my life differently from others. This was a point of confusion for many of my friends because I wouldn't drink alcohol or do drugs, heck I wouldn't even curse. However, I think through this I was able to find who my real friends were. People who respect my beliefs and want me to live my values have gravitated to me throughout my life. Upon graduating from high school, I decided that I wanted to be around people that lived the same values as me. That is why I decided to attend BYU, and it has been the best decision of my life. On August 21, 2013 I plan on serving a mission for the Mormon church and going to preach the gospel to the people of Fortaleza, Brazil. I'm so grateful for this opportunity and I am looking forward to being able to express my beliefs to other people. Another way that I live my faith is that I feel that because Mormonism places such great emphasis on Christ and his love for us, I feel that I am filled with love towards other people. Through my religion I am able to find opportunities to serve people and do what Christ did when he was on the earth. I also feel that it makes me conscious of others feelings, needs, and problems.