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Hi I'm Oliver

I'm a quiet person and take life very seriously. I'm studying journalism. Also, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born in South Carolina, I grew up loving the beach and the glorious humidity of coastal weather. I resisted school during my childhood, but I started to realize how important education would be for my future. I especially didn't like writing, but that became my passion. I embraced theater and the performing arts in my early teenage years, finding out that I loved to communicate and interact with people. I was reserved and quiet for most of my life, thinking that silence was synonymous with respect. When I started studying theater, writing, and French, I changed my world view. Now I'm a student in a communications program, journalism emphasis. And I love meeting people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in The LDS Church; both my parents independently converted to Mormonism in their late teen years, before meeting each other. Growing up Mormon, I didn't always understand the lessons at church. I didn't quite understand what I was feeling, but it was undeniable. I know now that I was feeling the Spirit. The testimony from those feelings prompts me to be a Mormon. And I've stuck with the church to today. I sincerely believe that this church is true. It is the same church of Christ's day, restored through the prophet Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I believe that true conviction to my beliefs can best be exhibited through my actions. That said, I live the Gospel of Jesus Christ by striving to emulate my Savior. During Christ's mortal ministry, He loved and shared and taught and healed and helped and forgave. I am working to do the same, in small steps. Many small steps add up to form a grand staircase. A smile. A kind greeting. Showing concern and love for the people in my life. It's the little things. Each step builds my character. Each step is how I live my faith.