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Hi I'm Kody Oquist

I grew up in Arizona, United States. I moved around a lot. I'm a drummer, photographer, and soccer player. I'm a mormon

About Me

My name is Kody, i am a drummer, soccer player, skateboarder, photographer, and a crazy adrenaline junky. I have a family of 6 (including me). I am planning to go to college to study photography. However i will be serving a mission from November 24, 2015 - November 2017. I am dominantly of Swedish decent. I am full born and bred American. I have moved around a lot in my life, I've never lived in one place for more than 3 years. I love to go camping or anything outdoors for that matter. I love being in the woods and I love hunting and being outside.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church through my mom and dad. However they never forced me to go to church with them. They allowed me to study the gospel and expose myself to other church's faiths and to explore my options in religion. I always felt so happy when I attended the Mormon church. To be honest, no other church meeting felt as pure and true as the Mormon sacrament. I had many friends who were apart of this faith and their testimonies helped me to want to be a Mormon. I prayed frequently for an answer on if the church was true. I wanted to believe it was so bad. In the Mormon church, you are allowed to be baptized at the age of accountability which is the age of 8. When I turned 8, my parents asked me if I wanted to be Baptized. They did not force me to be baptized, they left it to me to decide whether or not I thought the truth was true. I studied the scriptures every day and pray and pondered for an answer. Then one day, I was asleep and I woke up early in the morning. I was prompted to pray by a very still voice which made me feel very warm and happy. I got on my knees and prayed and asked for an answer on the gospel. Then after i had closed my prayer, the greatest feeling anyone can ever feel embraced me like a super warm hug. I knew that this was the Holy Ghost telling me that this church was true and that it was what I needed to do. So I got baptized the next week and continue to be as active as I was when I was searching for the answer. I love this gospel and everything that comes with it.

How I live my faith

I am a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I participate in any service opportunity my ward provides. I volunteer frequently to help anyone in need. I go home teaching frequently and whenever someone asks for help I am the first in line. I am asked to teach younger kids and share my testimony a lot.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Kody Oquist
The basic answer to this question is that the family is central to God's plan for his children. To me, the family is so important to Mormons, is because our families are their for us for everything. When we have a very loving family, our lives become very easy. We have people who will love us no matter what and we can go to them whenever we need help. A very close family allows an individual to grow in life stronger and wiser, they are taught by their family members and can then create a loving family for themselves. A family shares joy and sorrow. In families we love, serve, teach, and learn from each other. Personally, because my family moved a lot it was hard for me to surround myself with close friends in new environments, but because my family was so close, I was able to grow and go to them for help and be able to be myself and feel loved. They also taught me how to gain friends where ever I go, they've taught me so many things which I will be able to carry with me and I go through life. Show more Show less