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Hi I'm Grant Hamilton

I'm a Colorado native and am currently serving in the Taiwan, Taipei mission.

About Me

After receiving a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, I want to continue my education by earning a PhD in Neuromechanics which degree I want to use to help design prosthetics that are controlled by the users brain. I enjoy playing volleyball, running cross country and ultimate Frisbee and hope to someday attend professional ultimate match. After learning to ski at age 4, I was "converted" to snowboarding when I turned 10 by my dad and I have never looked back. I enjoy longboarding, rock climbing and hiking the many 14,000 foot mountains only hours from my childhood home.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active Mormon family. My whole life I went to church and did what I was told. I wanted the church to be true but really didn't know whether or not it actually was. As I grew up, I went through some harder times as everyone does. Middle school and high school are stressful and defining times in our lives and I was no different. The only way I can describe what I felt like during much of this time is worn out. I was trying to do everything for myself and it wasn't really working. Slowly, thanks to countless "coincidences" and great friends, I started leaning on the Lord when the hard times came. My life is far from perfect but I have no clue how I accomplished anything before I met Christ. I know that Christ loves me and that He loves you too and that He wants to hear from you.

How I live my faith

My current calling in my ward here at school is as a Gospel Doctrine teacher. This means I have the opportunity to teach a lesson to 15 to 20 other college freshmen every other week. Although these lessons are typically only 45 minutes long, it has been hard for me. I am not the most talkative person and being rather shy, it was especially difficult for me at first. I have found, however, that as I do my best to prepare for and teach these lessons that I have been blessed to get better at teaching and I have started feeling much more comfortable in front of my peers.