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Hi I'm Sam

I was born and raised in Utah. I love mountain biking. I love meeting people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from a family of 7, and I am the 4th child of 5. I love being around all of my family members. Biking is one of my favorite things to do. Whether on the streets, on a trail, or on a mountain, I love biking. I am a graduate from high school, and I plan to attend college. I have always loved going to school because I enjoy talking to others and getting to know people. I also love learning, which is a recently acquired trait I learned because of a great teacher. I also want to be a high school teacher because of her and my own love for education and people, so earning a degree in teaching is my goal. I enjoy learning languages the most, and I hope to be fluent in many more languages than just my native one, including one Asian language. I enjoy learning from good books as well, but I don't often read. Most of all I love getting to know all sorts of people; people are far more important to me than money will ever be.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon, but that is not the only reason I continue to be one. I am a critical thinker, and I really don't like wasting time, so I would not still participate in the Church if I did not know that it is good. Being a member of this Church is not a waste of time nor energy, and it brings me feelings of joy often as I strive to be a better person because of it. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. True and continuous joy comes only through Him. I love living the way He taught people to live because it allows me to find peace in the hectic world all around me. I know from my own experience that this is Jesus Christ's Church, and I absolutely love giving my time to Him in order to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

My neighborhood has many opportunities for service, and I am often asked to help in many ways. I have pulled weeds, tilled gardens, lain down sod, and helped to repair a swamp cooler for people in my ward or neighborhood. I have learned to enjoy this service after doing it for quite a while. I also go to the homes of two single people and talk with them at least once a month. I go with one other man from my ward, and we talk about our lives, about what's gone on in the month since our last visit, and I share a brief lesson about the gospel. We do this with a large family in our ward as well. These visits are one of my favorite aspects of serving in the Church because I love to get to know the people I talk with better.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Family is where the greatest happiness can come from in life. My family knows me best, so naturally I have a better time being with them than with any others. Having a strong and loving family brings absolute joy, so we seek after it. Even when family brings pain to us, we recognize that we can learn from it, and we work through it the best we can, always striving to make our families stronger. Show more Show less