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Hi I'm James

I was born in the U.S. I'm a high school graduate. I love my nerd hobbies. I grew up as LDS (or Mormon). I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grown up in the LDS Church (otherwise known as the Mormon Church). I'm a High School graduate. My hobbies and interests include, but are not limited to: movies (most kinds, especially action), superheroes (specifically Batman and The Flash) and comic books, reading books, playing video games (on occasion) and puzzles and other mind games that involve stretching my brain. I have earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. I am preparing to serve as an LDS Missionary for the next two years. I am looking towards going to school to learn to Forensic Science (more commonly known as a CSI, or Crime Scene Investigator) and enrolling in a Police Academy when I return home from my Mission. But, a lot can change in two years, so you never know.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? It's very simple, actually. I have come to know for myself that the things I have been taught my entire life are true. Through studying the scriptures and praying to know that they are true, and by having a sincere desire to be open minded to the answer I might get, I have felt an overwhelming peace and calm every time I do something that I have learned my entire life, a warm, tingly feeling through my entire body that confirms to me that everything I have learned from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and through the servants of the Lord, people inspired by our Father in Heaven, those feelings confirm that it's all true. If I don't feel those feelings when I'm presented with "doctrines" and "ideals" that are supposedly truths about my religion, it is usually because of one of two reasons; either I'm not allowing myself to be receptive to those feelings of confirmation, or what I'm being presented with is false. I know that if anyone takes the time and is sincere in their desire to learn from the Mormon Church and to know whether it is true or not, they will be presented with an overwhelming answer, not in the form of word, but in the form of feeling. In the form of feelings from within themselves.

How I live my faith

I feel that I live my faith through my actions. It is my belief that the best way to inspire someone to want to know more about the gospel is through the things that I do. It is much more important for me to always do my best to be the best person that I can be than to hold a title. It is through our actions that we give meaning to the titles that we hold. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is my responsibility to make sure that my actions uphold the reputation of the wonderful organization I am proud to be a part of. Thinking of how a non-member sees me is very similar to thinking of how my younger siblings might see me. If I want to set a good example, I need to constantly be thinking of how my actions effect people besides myself. If I say that I support something, then I do something contrary and against what I support, why should anyone want to affiliate themselves with what I claim to represent? When people say that "actions speak louder than words", they are telling a great truth.