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Hi I'm Carter

I'm a musician, aspiring Computer Scientist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey! I'm Carter, and I play saxophone. I've played for about 7 years, and I love it! I've been into music for a long time now, and have had a bunch of amazing experiences through it. I've started to play professionally, and have toured to places like New York City, Mexico, and even Havana, Cuba! I'm studying at Brigham Young University, and while I hope to put myself through college on teaching & playing music, I want to take things up a notch when I graduate. I'm looking to go into Computer Science at a cutting-edge company such as Google, Lockheed Martin, or someplace like those. I've been fascinated with technology my whole life, and would love to make a career out of pushing its limits- specifically in the area of automation and/or aerospace! I've been fascinated with air and space since I was a kid, and joining a career in computer science with flight would be a dream come true for me. I'm on break from my studies right now, though, to serve a mission in Porto, Portugal, and I couldn't be more excited about it!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I've felt the blessings that we can receive by being a part of God's Church! I've come to know that my Heavenly Father really loves me in a way that can be felt in any temporal circumstance. I know that He guides us in our mortal lives- some of my biggest decisions have been made clear as crystal after I've asked for advice from Him when they'd been complex and crowded with doubt before. This isn't to say that everything has been made clear to me as though at the press of a button, but with continued prayer, I've never not gotten an answer. I've learned the doctrine of Christ for myself, and I know that the word is good. It's brought peace and happiness to my life this far, and it will continue to do so so long as I follow it. It's simpler than it may seem- it's a gospel and doctrine of love, peace, and second chances. That's why I love it and why I'm going out to share it for 2 years!

How I live my faith

I live my faith as much as I can- in the way I speak, the way I conduct myself, and the goals I've set in my life. Currently, I'm about to leave for 2 years on a full-time mission and not only live my faith, but share it. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important message on earth, and while flight is pretty cool, it can take a back seat to the Gospel! It's important, in living your faith, to act as Jesus would towards others- instead of thinking poorly of those he met, even though they would invariably fail to keep his words perfectly, he would lift them up instead of casting immediate judgement and give them forgiveness rather than disdain. That's one of my favorite parts of the Gospel- the love that is the real foundation of everything it teaches. If we are to truly follow in the footsteps of Jesus and our Father in Heaven, we need to try as hard as we can to show nothing but love to those we meet! Church attendance on a weekly basis (or as often as you can make it if illnesses or other physical ailments make it hard to get there) is a must- church is a place where you can come to be renewed and feel of God's love in the way he shows it to you. You can enjoy the sense of community that often establishes itself in a ward. I've met many of my closest friends through my ward, and they've been invaluable to my development in the secular sense as well as in the spiritual sense.