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Hi I'm Patrick

I love Japan and Japanese culture. I plan on going back to teach English after I return from my mission to Japan.

About Me

I swam competitively in high school while also taking martial arts classes. I have a brown belt in Karate and have basic training in Aikido. I love Japanese culture and language and have watched Anime from a young age. I love Anime and Manga and Japanese music and history. I love watching movies, especially with other people. I enjoy reading, but am not an avid reader. I enjoy behavioral psychology because I like to think about why people act the way they do. One day I hope to be a professor of language at Kobe or Tokyo University. I love to laugh and live by the motto: A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and was taught from a young age to follow God. However, I did not really have a testimony of my own until I went looking for it. At age 14 I was advised to read the Book of Mormon and ask God if it is not true. So, I read the book cover to cover and knelt down and prayed to God. I asked him if what I had read was true and if the LDS church was true. When I was done asking a feeling of immense love and peace settled over me. My heart was so full and I could not help but smile and weep with joy. The Holy Spirit spoke to my mind and heart and told me of the divine truth of Book of Mormon, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church of God.

How I live my faith

From the age of twelve I have been assigned leadership positions over my age groups and attended lots of meetings with other leaders of various age and gender groups to plan and discuss quit often. From age 15 to 17 I lived across the street from an elderly couple who were members of our church. I helped with yard work and house work and helped where I could with the husband who was too old and frail even to walk. I helped his wife care for him all the way until he died. That couple were dear friends of mine and I morned his death and continued to help where I could until I moved away.