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Hi I'm Cody

I was born and raised in Idaho. I am the fifth of eight children in my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving in the Kentucky, Louisville mission, and loving every minute of it. I enjoy singing and music, photo-shop, working on cars, and being an uncle to my four nephews and niece -- three of which I haven't even met! I am the fifth of eight children in my family, and have two older brothers and two older sisters, and three little sisters. I earned my Eagle Scout in 2012, and was able to share a Court of Honor with one of my older brothers, as well as eight other young men from my ward.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know it is true. It sounds pretty cliché I'm sure, but I have been a part of and seen miracles that simply prove that the church is true and that God loves His children. In my own life, as a toddler I was diagnosed with a mental disability related to Autism. My parents thought I would never marry, or lead a life of my own in that sense. As I grew up through childhood and adolescence, I kept on improving and "growing out of it." When I was 14 or 15, I was given a Father's blessing, and in my blessing, it was pronounced that as I was faithful, this trial of a disability would be lifted from me. I have been faithful, and as I was filling out my missionary application, I was able to do that without having to list my previous disability with permission from my pediatrician and Bishop, and am "clinically free" of that disability. Am I perfect from it? No. I still have trouble sometimes getting the punch-line of a joke, and sometimes am not the best at keeping eye-contact with those I talk to in a pressing situation, but I know that Heavenly Father has helped me get to the point where I am free from the trial and lead a life of my own. I don't know why I was so fortunate, as I know this doesn't happen to everyone out there, but I do know that God loves each and every one of his children. Don't ever doubt that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by having served in many different callings, and most recently, accepting the call to serve an LDS mission. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to serve in many different youth presidencies in the LDS church. In my community this last year, I served as the president of two different service organizations at my local high school. One of the most fun and character-building opportunities I've had, however, has been to be able to be a staff member at a Boy Scout camp every summer during 2010 to 2013. That was a great experience. I was for two summers a Rifle Shooting and Shotgun Shooting merit-badge instructor, and during 2013, spent one week as a camp Commissioner. Also while there, I was able to serve as the head of the Order of the Arrow program at camp, and thoroughly enjoyed that. Most importantly however, with every calling and opportunity I have been able to participate in, have been the people I have had the pleasure to serve and interact with. This world is not perfect, but there are still many great people out there.