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Hi I'm Riley

I'm a 20 year old. I love to play sports and board games. I love old music, I love food, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving in the Jamaica Kingston mission. I'm love serving the Lord and helping others to experience the joy that comes from the gospel. I love hanging out with my friends, and I love playing nerdy board games and card games with my family. Some of my favorites are settlers of Catan and Dominion. After my mission I will be going to college at Utah State University. I LOVE THE BEATLES!!! I love all kinds of old music, especially classic rock from the 80's, but The Beatles will forever be my favorite band :) I love singing and I like to play the piano. I love to make lame jokes all the time. I love food, and I am very good at eating it. One more funny thing about me is that I love to plant and grow pumpkins and gourds. I know that is weird, but I'm just fascinated at how the vines grow so fast and I love all of the different shapes and colors I can get.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it feels so right. I am so happy! Not only me, but the whole Mormon community that I live in has a very happy attitude towards life, and I absolutely love to be around all of this positive, uplifting energy. I am also a Mormon because I know there is a God, and I know he loves us, and our church teaches that very well. I also have a strong testimony in Jesus Christ and about the Atonement, and how much he suffered for us and our sins, just so we could be happy and live with Him and our Father in Heaven again. The church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints teaches us about how we lived with our Heavenly Father before we came to this Earth, and also about our life to come after we die, and it is very comforting to know that we will all live again.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week, and I do all that I can to feel the spirit throughout the week in between Sundays. I try to live worthily, and I repent when I have made mistakes. I try to let the light of Christ shine through me by being happy and positive and doing my best to uplift others rather than drag them down. I'm not always perfect at it, but I do my best. I share my beliefs with as many people as I can, because I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ makes individuals and families happy. I can definitely see the positive results in my life that come from doing what is right, and I want to help others be happy too! Currently I am serving the Lord by serving a mission in Jamaica for 2 years. I spend my days teaching others about Christ and inviting them to pray and draw nearer to God. When I return home from my 2 year mission I will be busy with school (probably) a job (hopefully) and working towards getting married and starting my eternal family (definitely) but I will make sure that I am still spreading the light of Jesus Christ through my actions and words. Righteous living is what makes us truly happy, so I try to live righteously. I want to be happy!