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Hi I'm Trace

I'm awful at sports, music, and art, I spear-headed a charity project raising just under $30,000, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've never felt comfortable talking about myself, and I have very little to say when asked to do it. In short, I'm very run-of-the-mill. I've never in my life been particularly gifted in any popular fields of talent. I've tried my hand at almost every sport I can think of, only to fail miserably at all of them. I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket, and the idea of reading music has always escaped me. And though I've tried multiple times, I have no tolerance or talent for anything artistic. In short, when it comes to sports, art, or music, my ability to perform is incredibly lackluster. Though, I've always been outgoing and talkative. I spent my senior year of high school serving as my school's Student Body Vice President. As such, I organized a month-long, school wide charity drive raising just under 30,000 dollars for a domestic violence shelter. Which, I've convinced myself makes up for my lack in any other field.

Why I am a Mormon

I was very fortunate in my life to be born into the church. I have very loving parents who have been examples to me all of my life. Though, it's been quite recently that I've discovered my own testimony. I know that this church is true for myself. My parents have given my many opportunities to learn on my own the trueness and fulness of our church. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior and that he chose to die for me because he knew that I would make mistakes. I know that Joseph Smith restored the gospel in its fulness and that he was a true prophet of God. I know that I am a child of God and that he wants nothing more than for me to someday make it back to him.

How I live my faith

Here in my community in Utah, a dominating number of us belong to the LDS faith. I've recently made it my goal to understand what it would be like to live here and feel that you're not welcome because you don't belong to the faith. I always strive to help others around me feel accepted and know that they are loved. No matter what church they belong to. We were taught by our ultimate example, Jesus, that we should love and forgive everyone that we cross paths with. There are no exceptions. I've made it my goal to show love and acceptance for all of those around me.