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Hi I'm Isaac

I'm the oldest of seven children, a musician, an aspiring scientist. I'm a Mormon missionary.

About Me

I'm an eighteen year old kid who's trying to figure life out. Acting on faith, I'm preparing to go on a mission to Ghana! That's a long way away from home for someone who grew up in cold, crisp, clear Idaho. I like to stay physically active by hiking in the mountains, playing tennis, and keeping my community disc ultimate (Frisbee) club going. When I get done with my full-time mission, I'm planning on going to college in the area of cell and molecular biology. I love playing musical instruments and singing in a local men's a capella group. But I mostly play clarinet, bass clarinet, and tenor saxophone. I've even been accepted to some prestigious state, multi-state, and national conferences. It brings me a lot of joy to connect with people through music. But it brings me even more joy that I am able to spread the gospel in Ghana for the short two years that I can.

Why I am a Mormon

The one thing that probably brings me the most joy in the church is that I'm able to learn and grow and become more like Jesus Christ. It makes me so happy to know that I am becoming what He wants me to be, and to see the results of that in the way I think and act. It gives a much greater purpose to life than whatever small, menial ambitions I might have. I have a Heavenly Father who rules supreme over heaven and earth and all things that in them are! And He has big plans for me, too. In this self-centered day and age, our society is losing the focus and direction that comes through personal revelation and guidance. Being effective instruments in God's hands is one of the greatest honors we can ever aspire to. His spirit will guide us in our "mind and in [our] heart" (D&C 8:2) what is true and righteous. So many people rely solely on their own narrow vision that they lose sight of the beauties that eternity has to offer. I have more. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I get the amazing opportunity to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ into people's lives. And I don't have to worry about anything else for two years straight. It's going to be an experience unlike anything I've ever had to go through. But when I trust in God and do as Christ would do among his children, I become more than I could ever be on my own.