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Hi I'm Colby

I play sports. I crack jokes. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I like to play basketball. Ball is life. When I return from my mission in El Salvador, I plan to attend college at either BYU or BYU-Idaho. As far as accomplishments go, I haven't done anything that is extremely spectacular. I graduated from high school, I'm an Eagle Scout, and I've never been to prison.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I want to be. I think I'm past that age where my parents are simply taking me to church. There comes a point in this religion where you need to decide if you want to be a part of it or not. That decision needs to be made at some point, because this religion does ask a lot from you. A big part of why I'm a Mormon is Joseph Smith. I know that a lot of times, the topic of Joseph Smith seems to scare people away from the Mormon church. For me, it only makes me want to be a part of it more. I know Joseph Smith did what he said he did. I know he saw God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ, and I know he translated the Book of Mormon. If you have a testimony of Joseph Smith, everything else will fall into place. It is either he was a prophet, or a liar. I know he was a prophet called of God. I have a strong testimony of the Atonement. I know Jesus Christ suffered and died for us so we could return to live with our Father in Heaven again. I know that they both love us and want us to return. Most importantly, I do have a strong testimony of Jesus Christ. People tend to say Mormons aren't Christians. We are. I am. I have a testimony of Jesus Christ, and that he lived, lives, and will continue to live and love us for all of eternity. I know that this Gospel is true, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I think participation is important, both religiously and in the community. When I was younger, sadly, I wasn't as involved in the community as I should have been. I look back at that with a bit of regret. However, I feel that I was a pretty active participant in my ward. I held leadership callings through most of my teenage years. I've developed teaching and public speaking skills that I can only thank my church for. I think living this faith is so much more than simply obeying the rules that people tend to list. It is so much more than that. When I live MY faith, I apply it to my life. This faith is not a list. It is something that you apply to your life. I used to live it like a list, and it is not the same. When you simply apply this faith to every aspect of your life, it changes you. For the better.