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Hi I'm Hunter

I grew up in Idaho. I have taught scouting leadership courses for five years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music of all kinds. My mom raised me on classical, my dad loves ZZ Top, and my sister loves broadway. During my middle and high school years, I learned how to play many instruments, the piano, trumpet, and guitar being a few. I've learned to love listening to and playing all genres of music. In addition to that, I love scouting. I'm an eagle scout, and I've continued to do more things with the scouting organization that have benefited me in a lot of ways. I have had the wonderful opportunity of teaching scouts leadership skills through a national course, and I have loved every minute of it. The reason I decided to teach was because I attended the course when I was twelve years old, and it made a massive impact to my life. I want to be able to make the same kind of impact on someone else. After my mission I hope to join the Coast Guard as a search and rescue helicopter pilot.

Why I am a Mormon

It makes sense to me. In my mind, everything that has or ever will be created must have had a creator. Trees in the forest don't fall down and make tables; Rocks don't simply form into cars. There had to be a greater power behind this earth, because there's no way that it could just happen. But, that only establishes that some religion is correct. And I've looked at other religions. And I've always had a major problem with them. Either the members of the church didn't know why they believed in it, or the preachers were not accepting of anyone wanting to discover other religions, or the leaders of their church didn't practice the same religion they preached. But in my eyes, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has never had any problems like that. I know that this is the most complete gospel on the earth today. I've always had a very logical and linear mind, and it's been a very hard thing to overcome in the search for God. My dad taught me a long time ago that religion will never make perfect sense, and that if you only use your mind, you'll never find a religion good enough for you because your mind can always find a reason not to believe in the truth. And to this day I still catch myself trying to prove that it's true. And only through God's help am I able to feel the spirit with me, and just be able to accept that I can feel him with me, and have that be enough. I love looking for the little miracles in our everyday lives, the things that we often see every day and grow to take for granted. I can feel the difference that the Holy Ghost makes in my life. My life is always miserable when I think that I can handle things on my own and choose to reject Jesus. I have felt the spirit so strongly that it would be absolutely impossible to deny that God knows me personally and loves me.

How I live my faith

I haven't had many callings in the church, presumably because I'm still fairly young. But I really don't think that anyone should need a calling to do good in the world. Simply put, I try to stay as closely connected to God as I can so that I am able to recognize opportunities to help people and be able to do it with ability far beyond my own. I have many friends that I help with things such as suicidal tendencies and depression, and they often tell me that I always know the right things to say. But the funny thing is, I can't even usually remember what I said, because it's not me talking. I always try to point my friends towards finding the power of Jesus in their lives, and it has had an indescribable impact on many of them. Helping individual friends become better people is my favorite way to make the world a better place. If you asked someone to name the five richest people in the world, or the last five people to win the nobel prize, I'd be willing to bet no one could give a perfect answer. But if you ask anyone to name five people who have taught them something, or whose kindness has influenced them, or five people they respect, nearly everyone can give you a nearly endless list of individuals. And even if no one remembers my name, it's still great. I taught them something they won't forget and they can teach to someone else.