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Hi I'm Carson

I grew up in Idaho, USA. I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and learning new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from high school in Rigby. Participated in Varsity Tennis, National Honors Society, Student Government, and Boy Scouts of America. I plan on attending college once I return home from Kobe, Japan. Enjoyed hanging out in the mountains around the town. Hiking, rafting, rockclimbing, and kayaking usually filled up my summer when there wasn't work to be done. Working in potato fields, moving pipe on the family sheep farm, and washing windows took up most of my summmer. Love to work hard and play hard.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member your whole life is not always the easiest choice. By being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints there can be a bad stigma associated with chauvinism, polygamy, and radical judgements. In my community 90% of people are members of my church. And sometimes living in an area where there are no conflicting idealogies creates problems. The reason I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and want to serve my full time mission in Kobe, Japan is plain and simple: Christ can use me as a tool to spread happiness. Believing in the teachings of Jesus has helped me to reach where I am today in life. Not wanting to steal, commit adultery, and becoming a law abiding citizen has been largely developed because of my faith. By not doing these things I know I will become even more happy in the long run. My biggest testimony is that families can be together forever. There is no sole idea I love more on this earth than just that. The opportunity to become the best we can be along with our families is really appealing. And that's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by aspiring to make people's lives better. Whether it was a friend from the football team, one of my AP Classes, or from a church group I always found a way to enjoy hanging out with them. Many of my friends do not have a belief in God and it helps inspire me to live my life in such a way that I set a good example for them. By not cheating on a test, working hard in school, keeping myself physically and mentally strong I hope it benefits the people around me. One of my favorite things to do is read. Whether it is about cutting edge physics, Christ, or government I want to understand everything. By understanding things I feel closer to my heavenly father and learn how essential his divine role is in my very own life.