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Hi I'm Riley

I grew up 20 minutes away from "Sin City". I am a student. I will soon serve the Lord on my mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am preparing to serve the Lord as a missionary of His Church. I love school and I am soon graduating at the top of my high school class. The time that I have, away from doing homework at the dinner table, is mostly spent with my family and friends. My other hobbies and interests include Martial Arts, in The United Fighting Arts Federation (Chun Kuk Do), Boy Scouts of America, Innovative Technologies, Video Production, and Broadcast News Media.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in this gospel, but that is not the reason that I still am a Mormon. As I said previously, school was hard. This difficulty mainly arose from me not knowing where I "fit-in". After what seemed like a long time, I decided that I needed to do something differently, or else i never would truly be happy. I began my search in that moment, and just like it says in the scripture, "seek, and ye shall find" (Matthew 7:7), I eventually found what I was looking for. I clung to the gospel, my prayers became more meaningful, and I soon felt true happiness. That happiness and peace that I felt back then, I still feel today, and just like how I knew that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true back then I know it is still true today. This church, and my efforts to come closer unto God and His son Jesus Christ, make me happy, and keep a smile on my face. I know this church is the church of Christ, and that it was restored by a true prophet of God; the Holy Ghost has testified to me that these things are true,and I cannot deny it. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Although I am still waiting to serve my "Full-time" mission for the church, I still consider myself a missionary. As a top student in my class, and the News Director of my school's Video Production program, people seem to watch what I do. My peers have often questioned why I do and don't do certain things and in those moments I have the opportunity to share the truth of the gospel with them... even if it is a little bit at a time. At first school was pretty hard, mostly because of profane and inappropriate things that were frequently said. After a long internal struggle I decided that after I told the people around me of my disapproval, I would simply ignore what was said and not talk about it myself. The people around me soon realized that my stance on those words and topics wouldn't change, and they knew that they made me uncomfortable. Now whenever my friends and/or peers are around me they try to refrain from saying or doing things they know I don't like; the things they say aren't "Riley approved". I always try to be an example, and not just at school.