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Hi I'm CJ

I'm a soccer player. I'm a musician. I'm a college student. I'm a future missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 18 years old and I am preparing to serve a mission in Madrid, Spain at the end of September. I graduated in May of 2014 at 16 years old and I recently completed my Freshman year of college at Arizona State University this past May. I am very athletic and energetic and I love to play soccer and volleyball. I also was a competitive gymnast for about 7 years. I really love being outdoors and experiencing whatever nature has to offer that day and looking up at the stars at night is the best. Music is a major part of my life as it really encompasses everything that I do. I love to listen to music as well as sing, play piano, guitar, and drums. I'm quite the nerd when it comes to video games and I enjoy playing online with my friends in my free time. One of my favorite past times would have to be being around friends and hanging out with them. Friends are an important part of my life and I'm always looking to make new friends and meet new people.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church my entire life and yet every day I continue to become more converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I have learned about the gospel my entire life, it has created that foundation of learning for me so that, even now, I am eager to learn and I continue to learn every day. The gospel of Jesus Christ is true and I have come to know that personally over the years and I love being a Mormon. I have that knowledge of what to do in times of trials and in times of need that always brings me comfort and knowing what I know right now, I would never want to give up the peace, happiness, joy, and comfort that this gospel brings into my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by continuing to do my personal study of my scriptures and teachings of the prophets, saying my personal prayers every morning and night, and attending my church and priesthood meetings. I have had the opportunity to hold leadership roles within the church growing up and I have helped plan different activities and prepare different lessons for my friends. In addition to that I also keep up with my home teaching appointments and keeping in touch with those people as well. I strive every day to become a better version of myself by keeping the commandments, keeping my covenants, staying strong and firm in the gospel, and holding true to my personal standards so that I can obtain the blessing that I know are in store for me.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

When people have a testimony of something, it means that they have their own personal witness of something. It's kind of like bearing testimony in court. In both cases you bear your testimony of the truth of the matter and how you know that what you are saying is true. Show more Show less