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Hi I'm Noah

I grew up in Ohio. I'm studying to be an actuary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for almost 5 years now and we have a 2 year old son that, when not having us read him books, enjoys climbing absolutely anything. While life can be busy, we enjoy spending time together as a family: camping, hiking, playing baseball/basketball/soccer, hide-and-seek, etc. While I was growing up I was much smaller than everyone else, but loved playing anything competitive. After a while I came to realize size didn’t seem to directly correlate with the actual results (and as an added benefit, I got bigger!), so playing football, baseball, and wrestling became a lot more fun. In college I ran track while getting my degree in mathematics. After school I taught math, chemistry, and physics, later becoming a school principal. I am now in graduate school studying applied statistics while preparing to become an actuary.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Catholic. In fact, I gave serious consideration to becoming a Catholic priest, studying for nearly two years. As such, I was initially quite skeptical of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After witnessing how members around me were living their faith, I read the Book of Mormon with an open mind, and began asking questions extensively. Each day I would read, ask the missionaries questions, then pray asking for guidance on various topics. Very quickly I realized I was becoming a much better person, and felt closer to my Heavenly Father than I had ever felt before. I developed a testimony of my own. I am a Mormon because I know the church is true, and have discovered this for myself.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in everything that I do. Every day, as a family, we sing hymns and study stories from the scriptures. We pray to our Heavenly Father before we begin our day, before we go to sleep, before we eat, before we leave the house—basically, we try to ask him for guidance in all that we do. Additionally, on Sundays I teach a Gospel Principle’s class for anyone investigating the Church, or looking to strengthen their understanding of the Gospel basics. We visit members of our congregation that are going through tough times, and volunteer in various community endeavors. While I certainly have plenty of room for improvement, I just try to become a little better each day.