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Hi I'm Vance

I grew up in New Mexico. I graduated from high school early and entered college. I am currently a full time missionary.

About Me

I am the oldest of five siblings. I enjoy books, soccer, games, and hanging out with family and friends. I was home schooled for several years of my early education. I attended an online high school that let me work at my own pace and took extra classes each year to graduate early. I graduated at the age of 16 with 29 college credits behind me and entered into New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology to begin my degree in Petroleum Engineering. I am currently taking a two year break from my secondary education to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America and currently hold the rank of Eagle Scout.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt God's presence as I have tried to live according to the principles of the gospel. Over the years I have studied and pondered over my religion and I have never found any thing in the gospel that I would not feel like a better person by following. I know that God and his son Jesus Christ both live. I have felt their love in my life as I strive to be the best person that I can be. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and the the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon are both testaments to Christ's divinity and a light to us in these perilous times.

How I live my faith

At church I have participated in the youth organization and was the youth leader of the 12 - 15 year old boys in my congregation. I have gone out many time with my father and grandfather to visit the members in my congregation and to share messages of the gospel and spiritual support with them. I have also spent time aiding the full time missionaries in my area in the past. I try to live as Jesus Christ did by serving those in my community with love and compassion.