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Hi I'm Riley

I grew up in Teton Valley Idaho. I love to be involved in my community. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In high school I played three instruments, sang, ran cross country and track, participated in student council for four years, and was a boys state delegate in 2014. I also love to act and was a part of my high school theater for four years. I like to hike, fish, and explore anywhere I haven't been before. I am passionate about music specifically the cello I play. I am also passionate about my country and the government.

Why I am a Mormon

I have lived in the church my whole life, but living in the church and being converted to the church are two different things. I used to live in the church casually going through the motions not giving much thought to my church meetings or the scriptures. That changed in my early teenage years, when I was struggling with many things. On one particular night I felt lost, confused, and worthless. Many dark thoughts passed through my mind that night, but one thought cut through the darkness. It was a thought to pray, and inspiration that I know was from the Holy Ghost. That night I knelt and prayed for the first time in years. I prayed for forgiveness, I prayed for peace, I prayed for help. Almost instantly all of these things came to me, and I could feel the deep unconditional love of my Savior. This was when I became a true member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I knew my Lord loved me and knew me. I knew that this church was true, and I knew that I would never be alone. The church means so much to me. It provides inspiration, peace, and refuge from the tumultuous world. I love the church, my savior, my Heavenly Father, and the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I love the church. I love to serve. I've only been called to some young men leadership positions In which I would help to plan and coordinate service projects, or other activities for fun and for the church. My most recent call is my mission call to the Washington DC South Mission. I hope and plan to serve my Lord to the best of my ability in this calling and hope to bring a message of love and peace to people in my country's capital.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

While all young me and young women are encouraged to serve a mission, it is ultimately their choice. I have many LDS friends that have served and mission and many that have not. In either case the love expressed from the church doesn't change. Everyone whether they have served a mission or not is treated equally and with respect and love. Show more Show less