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Hi I'm C.J.

I was born and raised in Utah. I'm your typical, average, run-of-the-mill farm boy. And I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I love to work hard, be active, and have adventures. I love riding my horses and my dirt bike, animals, my dog, rodeo, fishing, guns and being outdoors. I also love movies, food, music, playing my drums, hanging out with family and friends, being helpful and useful, a hard days work, and a tall, ice cold Dr. Pepper or Mountain Dew after a hard days work.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm not a Mormon because I'm perfect. I'm a Mormon because I'm nowhere near perfect. I was born into the LDS church and into an LDS family, but ultimately one must always choose for themselves. I have done that. Growing up going to church and learning about Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father and the Gospel I never really doubted it. And when it came time for me to be baptized and to receive the priesthood and to go through the temple at various times in my life, it just made all the sense in the world to me. The best feelings I've ever had and the happiest I've ever been has been when I know I'm trying hard to do the right thing and when I've been actively participating in the Gospel.

How I live my faith

I participate in my home ward family by trying to be nice to everyone, by becoming and being a true friend whenever the opportunity presents itself, by carrying out my callings, assignments and responsibilities, and also by reaching out to less actives and non members, especially those close to my own age. I try to always be worthy of the priesthood I hold and my priesthood responsibilities. Even though I continually fall short of the mark that Jesus Christ has set, I feel like one of my responsibilities is to recognize that and apply the atonement as much as needed in my life. I think it is that way for all of us. Part of being obedient and humble, we must be aware of and feel responsible for our mistakes and short comings, sincerely ask our Father in Heaven for forgiveness, be truly sorry for what we have done and have an honest change of heart. Then you must leave your mistakes behind you, move on, try harder the next day and forgive others of their short comings.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Just like how there were prophets of old and we still need to be guided and directed by a prophet today, the same goes for the twelve apostles. There were twelve back then and there are twelve today. And just like the prophet, the world now a days doesn't need them any less than the people of old needed them. They help the prophet and are able to make it so that the church authority can be in many places at once. Show more Show less