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Hi I'm Cameron

I grew up in the Las Vegas area. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Even though where I live is hotter than an oven for half of the year, I still enjoy being active. I like tennis, swimming, hiking, and a good game of ultimate frisbee. Hiking is a big part of my life: my house sits right next to a big desert that has plenty of mountains and trails. Any sport is fun for me, as long as the other players can put up with my uncoordination. I love reading. There are few things as enjoyable to me as sitting down for a while with a good book. I used to hate it, but now I love getting to know people and making friends. I was in choir for seven years, so I like to think I have a decent voice. I don't play any instruments, but I love music, and I can be picky about what I listen to. Alternative bands like Coldplay and Foster the People are my favorite. I attended BYU for a year after high school. While I was there I didn't declare a major, but I'm considering going into green aquaculture. I love it at BYU, but my education is currently on hold while I'm serving a mission for two years. My family is the best part of my life. I have two great parents and three sisters, one older and two younger. I'm pretty close with all of them. We also have a smallish dog who is arguably the most adorable animal ever born.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon simply because I have seen and felt enough in my life to know that Jesus Christ is very real, and that his power and love are very real. I have been blessed with his love and my Heavenly Father's love over and over again when I follow Them and Their commandments. I love it. Being in this church is also a real blessing for my family. They are surrounded by people who love Jesus Christ and are striving to live like him and be good people. Through active prayer and the witness of the Holy Ghost, I know that this church is God's church on the earth. It is true. The Book of Mormon truly testifies of Jesus Christ, and every word is true. It goes hand in hand with the Holy Bible, another testament of Christ. Joseph Smith was truly called as a Prophet of God, and I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet on the earth today. Most of all, I know that Jesus Christ died for me, that the power of his Atonement can change your life, and that he loves me, and you, and all of us, more than we can ever comprehend.

How I live my faith

In my congregation at home, I had many assignments over the period of about nine years that I lived there. I was an active part of the Boy Scouts program, and eventually earned my Eagle. I was also a leader in the youth program at church, and I had a lot of fun there. There were a couple families in my congregation that my father and I were asked to visit often, and I loved doing that. They are great people. We would usually share some treats and a spiritual message with them, but if they were busy we would just drop by to say hi and see how they were doing. One of my favorite assignments was to teach the three year olds on Sunday during church. It was hectic, but I grew to love those kids for their innocence and hilarity. In my congregation at college, I was part of a committee that looked for service opportunities and encouraged or led people to be a part of them.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

All I would add to this is that we are here on this earth to learn and grow by making good choices and bad choices. Personally, I've learned a lot more from my mistakes, even though I try to avoid making them. However, mistakes are still mistakes, and though God loves us, we cannot dwell with a perfect being if we are unclean. That's where the Savior comes in. He suffered all things, and then died, all for us. He can take our mistakes away, but not the things we have learned from them. It works. I can testify of that. Show more Show less