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Hi I'm Teancum

I've grown up in Utah. My knowledge may be simple, but my testimony is strong. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grown up my whole life in the same house, centered in good ol' Utah. I have homeschooled all through grade school as well, but received an official graduation from both high school and the seminary institution. I was accepted into several universities. I worked hard as a young man to receive my Eagle Scout award, and I'll always remain a scout. Education, and just knowledge in general holds great importance to me.I'm a student at Brigham Young University Idaho majoring in physics, but I am currently preparing for my mission for the Church. I will have the pleasure of reporting to the Florida Tallahassee mission. I love to go hiking and absolutely love nature, and the stunning views you can be rewarded with at the end of a long hike. I'm a camper and go as often as I can....unless it's snowy....it's not exactly oodles of fun camping in the snow. My best friend I'd have to say is my family. If I have the choice to spend my time with anyone it will no doubt be them. I enjoy talking with them, playing with my younger sisters, and just doing things together. Last of all...I should say, my favorite thing to do is to do something kind, to help someone out, bring them up, just to bring a smile to their face and brighten their day. That's what brings me the most satisfaction in life. I'll call myself a Mormon, but I more proudly bear our name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church many times people immediately think that this is why I belong to this church and am a good person but I find this false. I have faced many trials, confusions, doubts, and hard times in my life. I would bear my testimony as a 4 year old that I loved my family, the church, and my toy cars. As I grew older, I continued to be obedient to the gospel, and to attend church regularly. I must thank my parents deeply for being faithful on taking us children all to church regularly and for the gospel nurturing I received from them in my home. Their example to me to choose the right, and their guidance for me to do the same. When I was 12 my father asked me if I studied my scriptures. I told him that I didn't because I knew that they were true so I saw no reason in reading them. He taught me then that we do not read the scriptures to know they're true...we all need our own personal conversion, and we need to learn of the gospel and draw closer to God by studying them He then challenged me to daily study my scriptures for 1 month and report how it went. I began to do as he instructed...I read them half heartedly but I did it all. I learned in church to study scriptures with a prayer in my heart, with a want to learn something. I decided to experiment on it. That night I tried doing it and it was different I learned something from the reading, I felt the Spirit of the Lord. I began to have a genuine interest in the scriptures, and continued to study them, this time with purpose. In seminary I learned how to read them more effectively, to study them with a prayer in my heart and a desire to learn. They have changed who I am, they have helped me through the rough patches in my life, what I learn, I practice. As we practice our testimony it becomes part of our character, thus being conversion. To this day I have not missed a day of scripture reading since that snowy morning I was 12 and I am who I am because of what I have learned from the Word of God.

How I live my faith

During my time in the Church I have been blessed with the opportunity to be able to serve in quite a few leadership positions. As a youth I was called to be a president and a counselor in all 3 of the different age groups, and as such I participated in planning activities for the youth of my ward, and saw to their needs on an individual level. I was called to the stake youth committee, to oversee and plan activities for the youth of our stake. I learned to work with a large group of youth to plan numerous activities to build faith. During my time in church I have found it important to let my testimony and my faith burn bright. Although I may not bear my testimony each time I have an opportunity, I strive to always live my testimony. As I have lived my testimony, my conversion has been strengthened. Conversion is not only for those not of the church, but for the most faithful members of our church. I attended seminary institutions regularly for 4 years, and received a diplomat of graduation. During seminary I had my testimony and knowledge strengthened, as well as my connection with the Holy Ghost. Currently I am days away from serving a full Time LDS Mission that I have worked hard to prepare for. I know that I can never be ready enough...but I look forward to growing so much during my mission, and have strived to learn as much as I can before I leave. I am excited to serve our Lord.