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Hi I'm Austin

I am studying to be a mechanical engineer. I grew up in the pacific northwest, I love the outdoors, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am studying at college, but I also love the outdoors and getting to be more active. I love rock climbing, scuba diving, pole vaulting, and trying new things. I am newly married to m wife. We met in high school, but never thought that we would end up getting married! Life is full of twists and turns, but they can always lead to a happier tomorrow.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, and that made it pretty easy for me to be a member in the church. I was always surrounded by the church and its teachings. It was not until high school that I was not really sure how much I wanted to stick with it. I essentially rebelled against what I knew, and what my family believed. I tried to be happy doing what I wanted to do, and for a time it seemed like I was right. As time passed, I saw that I was pushing myself away from my family, I was angry with them all the time, but they hadn't done anything wrong. I found that I was the problem. My family still loved me, but I felt bad when I was with them because I was not proud of what I chose to do. As I realized this, I decided that I needed to change. I wanted to be with my family! So, I started changing, distancing myself from bad influences, people, etc. I found myself smiling more, and being happier with what I had. That was when I realized how much the church meant to me. It was my life! As I followed the teachings of the Church, the teachings of Christ, my life was filled with peace, joy, and light. That is what I wanted, and that is why I decided to serve a mission, that is why I still believe today. I love it!

How I live my faith

In my ward I was called as a ward missionary. I thought it would be a lot of fun, but was not sure what opportunities there would be, being surrounded by others of my faith. At the same time, I just recently got home from my mission, and I know the great blessings of sharing the gospel. I took this calling as an opportunity for me to open up, get out of my comfort zone, and help others find the joy that I have found in living the gospel.