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Hi I'm Mark

I was born and raised in Utah County. I love to run. I love the United States Constitution. I love my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Utah County all my life. I've lived in my current house since September 10th, 2001 (we moved into the house the night before the attack on the twin towers). I have a mission call from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints to the Guatemala, Guatemala City South Mission. I report to the Guatemalan MTC August 19th, 2015. When I return from my mission, I have a partial scholarship to study at Brigham Young University. I plan to study Accounting. I am the oldest of four, and I love to play board games with my family. I love to run. I ran cross country for two years in high school and I've run Ragnar Wasatch Back three years in a row.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the doctrine of the Gospel brings peace and direction to my life. It gives me a sense of purpose, and a list of lifetime goals to live for and the perspective to live life for what is most important. The Gospel has always made sense to me, and while I am not perfect, the fundamental core of the Gospel; which is faith in Christ, repentance through His Atonement, baptism by immersion, receiving the Holy Ghost and priesthood ordinances, and enduring to the end; has always felt true to my soul. I know that God's plan for His children is in action upon the earth today, and that His work and His glory is "to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" (Moses 1:39) I feel His love in my life every day, and I continue to find joy through the Gospel Plan of Happiness.

How I live my faith

I have been a Mormon all my life. I have been an active member and participant in the young mens organization in my ward. I have been on many campouts that have been some of the highlights of my life. I've served in several leadership positions in the young mens organization, and I just completed my Eagle Scout. I am a newly ordained Elder, which has allowed me to refocus my efforts to be a home teacher, which I have been since I was 14 years old. I've been able to visit a middle aged single sister, an elderly couple, several young families, and even a single dad. Every family I've taught has been unique and have given me new insight on God's plan for His children. I live my faith by serving in my home and by being an example to my younger siblings. I hope to set a standard of missionary work and missionary preparation for my younger brother as I prepare to serve in Guatemala.