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Hi I'm William

I was born and raised in Michigan, and have been exploring roads and trails in my running shoes all my life. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I currently live in Utah where I am a college sophomore studying finance with the hope of one day being directly involved with the corporate finance of startup businesses. I am the youngest of four kids, providing me with constant role models of the kind of person I'd like to be. I absolutely love being outdoors and participating in pick-up games of soccer, ultimate frisbee, football, and anything that requires both energy and teamwork!

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are members of this church, and raised me and my three siblings in it as well. Through my childhood, I attended church each week and went to youth group activities primarily because it was what the rest of my family did. As I progressed through high school, I started to wonder whether or not I truly believed in the teachings of this church, or if I simply convinced myself that I did because it was all I was exposed to. I began to put thought into my decisions regarding the church, and I questioned everything that was taught and said in church services. I fostered a sincere desire to come a true knowledge of the church's teachings. It was an extremely gradual process, and there was no specific moment when all of my answers came at once, but I slowly came to know of the truth of this church. Living by the principles of Mormonism has brought joy into my life, and has allowed me to bring joy into the lives of others around me as well.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by accepting my divine potential as a son of a Heavenly Father who loves me and knows me perfectly and individually. Everyone has the capacity to emulate Christ's teachings and personal attributes in their own lives, even though we may be imperfect human beings. I had the privilege of being a Sunday School teacher for college freshman that were all my age, and doing so helped me to understand that no matter what one's background or goals may be, the ability to love and serve those around us is constant. I live my faith by embracing this principle in my life and applying it to daily social interactions with both friends and strangers.