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Hi I'm Cole

I'm six and a half feet tall. I love doing art, playing music (specifically upright bass and piano) and sports and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to do art! My dad is a professional sculptor and because of that I've grown up around art my whole life. I love to sculpt and draw. There's always a special feeling when I do art. Stress can just melt away as my fingers fly over clay, paper or metal. Everything becomes less demanding as I do it. Just a little thing that can be better here, a fraction of a centimeter deeper there...something that makes me smile. I also love to play the upright bass! Not only that, but I tend to dance while I play. (I've heard it's pretty ridiculous.) I've played soccer my whole life, despite my height. I love to play hackey-sack with my friends though. I'm also a missionary for the Church in the Taiwan Taibei mission! I've had the special opportunity to also serve in Colorado Springs for the first couple months of my mission! Every day is an adventure! Someone once invited me to think of three things that no matter how I felt, would always bring a smile to my face. I've only thought of one so far, but it's the wind. Whenever I feel the wind blowing through my hair, carving beautiful waves through fabric and rustling leaves, pulling sand in beautiful patterns or swirling snow, it makes me smile. It's something that I always thank my God for. The scripture John 3:8 has quickly become one of my favorite scriptures because of this. Every day is an adventure! :D

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS church. My grandfather was converted in Holland when a member of the church was the only person willing to bless my great-great grandmother on her deathbed despite her being a different faith. My grandfather was 14 years old when he and his family was baptized. I came to church every week for 14 years because my parents did. I knew it was the right thing to do, I just didn't know if it was the true church. When I turned 14, I knew. I knew that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the only true church. My testimony cannot be solely defined by one experience, though. Collectively, it is the most precious thing that is mine.

How I live my faith

This is a really hard thing to pinpoint. I live my faith by serving others. Ummm.....not just that but, like I said, it's hard to explain. All I can say is that the people who meet me or see me know immediately that something is different. (I only know because they say it.) I try to be a friend to everyone but especially those who need one. I like to help them find other friends too. I live my faith by reading the scriptures daily. Striving to understand them better and, in turn, helping others too. When people feel low, I try to be there to help pull them back up. I try to do this by having fun with everyone. My sister wrote me on my mission some advice that she received from our dying grandfather. "Always smile, your smile is your umbrella. Always remember that." I try to help people have umbrellas.