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Hi I'm Cory Richardson

I just graduated from high school and getting ready to serve my mission which I've been called to Toronto Canada. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being active and doing sports. I like running, riding bikes, longboarding, playing soccer, basketball, hiking and camping. I did cross country and track in high school. I love to hang out with my family, especially with my siblings which I have three. Other hobies I like doing are playing frisbee golf with friends, listening to music and playing the cello, guitar and ukulele and I love dancing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church or as a Mormon and at first went to Church because my parents and family took me. Then as I grew up, my testimony and knowledge of gospel grew. I gained a strong personally testimony for myself of this church instead of just relying on my parents of what they believe. My testimony of this church really grew at a church camp for young men age 16-20 called Camp Helaman. My first year I went there at age 16. One activity you do is called the Enos Experience which you go out in the camp somewhere by yourself where it's peacfull and just read scriptures and pray. I really had a question for God and truly wanted to know myself if the Book of Mormon was true. So I poured out my heart to God with a sincere heart to know if The Book of Mormon is true. Then I felt a warm peacefull feeling enter my body. I knew then it was the Holy Ghost testifying to me that the Book of Mormon is true and this church is the true church on this Earth. I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father who loves all his children. He created this Earth for us and wants us to return to live with Him again. He loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to save us. I know that Jesus is our Savior and that He did take upon all the sins of this World for us and died on the cross for us that we sinners can live again like He did and be forgiven for our sins. This wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for the Atonement. The Atonement is real. I use it everday of my life because I'm not perfect but trying to be. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. You can recieve a answer too by the Holy Ghost if it's true or not if you read it and pray with a sincere heart to know if it's true. I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God and that he did restore the true church and proper authority on this Earth. Thomas S. Monson is the true prophet today on this Earth. I say these things in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a good example to others where ever I'm at. Whether it be at school, home or at church. I watch what I say and have clean language. I respect my body and keep it clean and pure like a temple. I don't do drugs, use tobacco or drink alochol. Also I don't have tattoos, body piercings and try the best I can to have clean and pure thoughts. I respect everybody the best I can. I try to hang out with other people who have the same standards as I do or higher. I serve in my church by minstering the sacrament every Sunday. Also I minister the Sacrament and vistit elderly peoople who can't make it to church because of their health conditions every Sunday.