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Hi I'm BoDee

I was born in Utah and raised in North Carolina. I am a musician and athlete. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live with my mom and step-dad and my three younger brothers and one little sister. I am scheduled to graduate high school in the spring of 2014. In high school I played bassoon in the high school band. To those who do not know what it is, it's hard to describe so I suggest looking it up. It really is a beautiful instrument. I have played bassoon in a local youth orchestra, several college honor bands and one summer even played for a national orchestra with people from across the country.I plan on attending college for music after I serve a mission for my church. Another passion in my life is track. I only did it my junior and senior year in high school and now regret not doing it the other two years. The event that I did was pole vault, which is not as scary as it looks. At the end of my two years I was clearing 12'6" and placed third in the state meet and the team overall won the state championship. This is one of my more satisfying achievements so far because of how hard I worked and the rest of the team worked. In my free time I am the standard beach bum who surfs whenever I get the chance.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised as a Mormon but I still had to learn if I thought this church is true. It is similar to being told as a little child not to touch the stove because it's hot. You do not fully know what it means until you touch the stove. I studied the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if what was in it was true. Through this I now have a firm testimony of the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It wasn't anything big like a vision or anything of that sort. It was just a small good feeling that I would get after praying about the Book of Mormon. I get that same feeling when I serve someone. I was on a plane heading to visit my father in Utah, already in my seat while the last few people were boarding. I saw a man and his son, no more than eight years old starting to sit in different parts of the plane because there were no other seats where they could sit together. I gave up my seat so they could sit next to each other and I sat in another seat in the plane. It wasn't anything serious but I felt so good and knew what I did was what Jesus would have wanted me to do. I have a testimony that service is doing the Lord's work on the earth and I will stand by that until the last of my days.

How I live my faith

In my local church I have not had many callings or jobs as others may have so this section may be short. As When I was 12 and 13 I was the president of the 12-13 year old group and my job was to keep track of other boys my age and make sure that we had boys ready to pass the sacrament. I was later in charge of the 13-14 year old boys with the same responsibilities as the younger but I also had to remember to have someone bring the bread for the sacrament. Unofficial jobs that I have are to help the younger kids with scouting or with sacrament. I help my oldest younger brother, who is twelve, with homework and with baseball practice.