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Hi I'm Forester

I grew up in a small town, surrounded by Latter-Day Saints. I'm getting ready to serve a mission. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love sports! During high school I tried everything I could; basketball, football, soccer, wrestling, and track. I even hold the school record in the 800 meter run (aka the hardest race ever). I hope to run track in college, after I get home from my mission. I've always enjoyed reading and writing. I spent a lot of my free time in the library reading everything I could get my hands on. Funnily enough, my mom used to punish me by taking away my books (Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are some of my favorites). I plan to serve a mission, and share the Gospel, that has done so much for me, with others, then attend college. I pray to have a beautiful, strong, family, and be married and sealed in the temple. It's my dream to be an author, and write books for the up and coming youth of this world.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been surrounded by the church all my life, and I knew enough of the "textbook answers" to get by when my parents dragged me to church. But then one day I realized "getting by" wasn't good enough. I've always been a huge fan of sports, and one day a comparison between this life, and a game of basketball, really hit me. I'd always known that if you just went through the motions during practice, you wouldn't measure up in the game. And it all finally dawned on me that from a religious stand point, I was barely going through the motions. I knew that I wanted to look back on this life, just as I did a basketball game, that I could honestly say I'd given my all. Now I have a constant reminder to never be caught going through the motions.

How I live my faith

I love serving. I know for myself that Jesus Christ has given me (and all of you) the ultimate act of service when he chose to suffer and die for us on the cross. I came to realize that our purpose on this Earth is to become like Christ and that in order to so I must serve as he did. I know I can never do as much for another as he has done for me, but nothing makes me happier than doing for others, things they may not be able to do for themselves. I grow closer to the Savior, and in turn, show my faith, by trying to serve as He did.