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Hi I'm Colby Thomas

I'm from Fort Collins, CO. I'm a professional unicyclist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in Colorado, I was surrounded by fantastic people, most of whom were not of the LDS faith. Throughout school, I strived to make friends and be kind to everyone, while upholding the values of a worthy LDS member. When I was 17, I graduated high school early and moved to Ecuador. For the latter half of my senior year, I volunteered in various orphanages throughout Quito, and fell in love (even more so) with the children. From this experience, I was able to realize the career I wanted to pursue in the future. After spending the summer traveling throughout Europe, competing at Unicon (Unicycling World Championships) I attended BYU-Provo. I plan on getting my international teaching certificate, and becoming an elementary school teacher. I'm currently at the Provo MTC learning Portuguese and preparing myself to serve the people of Santa Maria, Brazil. I love this gospel and the blessings it brings.. The book is blue, the Church is true!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I'm happy being one. If the Church wasn't true, there would be no way I could be this happy. I know that Joseph Smith truly did restore the gospel, and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I am so grateful to know that I can live with my family for eternity, and that God has a plan for us. I know that he loves us more than we will ever realize, and to me, that is the biggest comfort.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by magnifying my callings in the church, staying worthy to hold the Priesthood, and serving as a missionary in Brazil. To me, it is so important to perform any calling you are given to the fullest, and allow the spirit to guide you in making calling-associated decisions.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Colby Thomas
Nope! The mission is completely voluntary, and certainly not for everyone. While I personaly am on a mission and believe it is where I need to be, it is by my own choice. For me, the mission is an opportunity to show God how much you love your fellow brothers and sisters. Show more Show less