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Hi I'm Charlie

I'm Canadian, I'm a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, My name is Charlie John Boychuk. I am 20 years old. I graduated high school in 2012. During school I was an athlete, playing basketball (Gr. 10), rugby (Gr. 10-12) and football (Gr. 11-12). I was also an honours student, and my favourite subject to study was Social Studies (economics, ideologies and history mainly). Since I graduated I have worked a number of jobs including ammonite detailing and cell phone repair. I plan on going on to university and getting a degree in history in order to become a professor/author while running a small business. I enjoy sports, especially contact sports. I try and coach younger kids now that I'm older and have lived through my athletic days. I really enjoy coaching Junior High basketball, and plan to do so a lot. Currently I'm serving a mission. I've been called to serve in Brisbane Australia, but am in Des Moines Iowa until my visa comes in. I am in a family of 6. Myself and three little brothers, and I have a mother and a father, who are divorced and have been so for around a year or two.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that Christ lives. I may have taken that for granted as a child, but since I've grown up I've come to know it for a surety. I have prayed and asked for guidance and help in my life, and have received answers. I know God loves me or I wouldn't be out spending two years of my time, prime years of my life, out working as I am. I have a fervent testimony of Joseph Smith. I know with every fiber of my being he was a prophet of God. I know no man is perfect, and that includes Heavenly Father's own prophets, but I know Joseph Smith lived and died for his faith, and that through him Christ restored His gospel to this Earth, and for that I am eternally grateful. I could easily have stepped off this whole ideology long ago. There's been times when I wondered if I could live up to the expectations put on me and if not if I should just quit. But I know that that is the wrong idea, that by our commitment and dedication we are rewarded. Enduring to the end is possible through the Atonement of Christ, and I am so very thankful for that.

How I live my faith

As I said, I'm serving a full-time mission. That means that I wake up at 6:30 AM, go to bed at 10:30 PM, and in between those hours study and teach the Word of God. I'm still pretty green out here but I've had a lot of great experiences, and am really looking forward to the rest of my mission. Helping others come unto Christ is my purpose, and I try to live that purpose out as a good example of my religion to everyone I see, as well as the family I have at home.