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Hi I'm Colton

I'm from Utah. I played football and was involved in Student Body Office in high school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I´m Colton. I have 3 brothers, loving parents, and a close extended family. For the first 18 years of my life I lived in Utah where I enjoyed sports, the outdoors, and hanging out with my friends and family. I love to play the guitar and run long distances. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has helped me to overcome the challenges in my life and to understand what Heavenly Father expects of me. Right after High School I was called to serve as a full-time missionary in Mexico City, where I came to find out that one spanish class in 8th grade doesnt get you too far. In my time serving as a missionary I have also come to understand that there are great people wherever you go, and the greatest happiness comes from serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus really did take upon himself the pains, afflictions, sicknesses, and temptations of all the people who ever lived. He did this so we can be forgiven of our sins and gain strength through Him. When I was nine my older brother passed away from brain cancer. It was really hard to understand why this would happen to my family. Growing up, I had learned at church that families can be together forever through Heavenly Father's plan. After much praying and reading of the Book of Mormon and Bible, I felt the most amazing feeling of comfort and peace. I know that I will be with my brother again.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is the most rewarding part of my life. As I learn more about Jesus Christ and His teachings, I find myself trying to be a better person. I notice that there are so many people around me that I can be a friend to and help carry their burdens. I am trying to be more like Christ in my attitude and personality towards others. I also live my faith by being involved in church activities. I try to make it to as many functions as I can. I am currently one of the leaders of my age group at church. I help plan and coordinate activities and service for the young men ages 16 to 18. We usually have activities on Wednesday nights where we do service for those in need, play sports, or do other activities.