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Hi I'm Colton Schang

I have a beard. I grew up in Utah. I'm a convert. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Northern Utah. My parents are from Indiana and New York. They met in the military and were stationed in Utah where I was born. In high school I played basketball and was known as "Wolverine" because of long side burns and a Joe Namath esque fur letterman's jacket. Basketball is one of my passions. Music is another passion in which I like to express myself by both playing and listening. I recently met the love of my life who I married. She is a metallurgist. I have recently graduated in marketing and have found a job in my field of study. I have plans to pursue a dream of combining sports into my career by going into sports marketing.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe God answers prayers. I haven't always been Mormon. Fourteen years of my life were lived with little spiritual experience. I didn't really know who God was. I didn't know where I came from, I didn't know what the purpose of life was, and I certainly didn't know what was going to happen once I died. I always wanted to those mysteries but didn't know really who to ask. That was until I met the Mormon Missionaries. My family went through an ugly divorce which left us all in sad/frustrated/scared state. It was a hard time, but that may have left an open door for my family to find God. The Mormon Missionaries were guided to my home and for the first time in my life some of the mysteries of God were answered. They invited me to pray about what they were teaching. If it was right or if it was wrong. If Joseph Smith was a true prophet then all that he taught would be true. If he wasn't, then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would be a false church lead by a false prophet. So I prayed, I asked God if It was true and He answered. I felt right about it and I was committed to learning more about the church and about God. That's what I believed and that's why I decided to get baptized in the church. I've been a Mormon for 12 years now. I went on a Mormon mission to Peru. I've taught people about God and his Son Jesus Christ and that the LDS church is His church. That's what I believe. That was my answer and that is what brings me happiness.

How I live my faith

I believe that I should try to live my faith every day, most importantly starting in my home. My wife and I read from the good word and teachings of Jesus frequently and implement what we read in our lives. I try to build our relationship by putting her needs above my own. Now, I'm not perfect at that, but l'm trying my best. Relationships are important to me. Family and friends. I feel strongly that the relationships that we create here will be perpetuated beyond this life, so my goal is to be friends with everyone I meet. I have recently been involved in the community by giving back to a young man that was injured in a trampoline accident. He was paralyzed from the waist down and some friends and I raised some money for his family by hosting a basketball tournament. It wasn't much, but we hope it will help in a small way. I participate every month in visiting and getting to know the members of my church by short visits to their home. It may not sound like much, but I think it might be one of the most important, if not the most important, part of my church membership. Being there for someone or just being there to listen can make such a great impact in one's life, not to mention my own. I love learning about people's lives and being able to participate with them in this journey we call life. It makes me very happy.