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Hi I'm Noah

I'm a teenager from Utah. I play rugby. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always enjoyed a good afternoon spent on the Rugby pitch, on a golf course, or drawing under a tree. Now graduated from high school, I'm ready to take on the world starting with serving a full time mission. I've always been one to enjoy a good movie on a Friday Night or a nice drive in the rain. I'm currently serving a full time mission in Portugal.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church as a kid, but as my life has progressed, my family has made decisions contrary to the gospel. I have stayed strong in my faith for a number of reasons. Our Lord loves us and only wants the best for us, this Church allows me to feel his love daily and understand how to strengthen my relationship with Him on a daily basis. Being in a community where helping others and loving everyone has nothing but a positive affect on my life and my ability to see past the imperfections of myself and all those around me and focus on the good inside everyone. Seeing the happiness that this gospel has brought to the lives it has reached is enough for me to want to make any sacrifice to see it spread further each day. At least once a week I'm asked why I am a Mormon whether a result of me standing up for my faith in a tough situation or just a curious question seeking an answer, and every time my answer is easy and simple. "I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy and it teaches me how to make others happy."

How I live my faith

On a daily basis I try to be as friendly as possible everywhere I go, reflecting the happiness I feel from my faith toward the people I encounter whether I am sharing my beliefs or just going about my day like any other person. I'm preparing to serve a full time mission for The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. On a weekly basis I find service projects that my friends and I can complete, as well as attending a "choir night" where roughly 60 friends get together and sing hymns and other religious songs together. Once a month I go with my assigned companion to the homes of three families, sharing a religious thought and extending our help in any way whether it be mowing a lawn for a family out of town or cooking a meal for a family with a lot going on.