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Hi I'm Will

I am from Valencia California. I have worked and volunteered with special needs individuals of all ages, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an active person that has always loved sports and working with special needs. In high school I played football and was a thrower on the track team. Then in the summer when I wasn't playing football, I was volunteering for an organization that ran camps for special needs adults. Both were very important to me and were huge parts of my life that changed me. I played line all four years of high school and loved every second of it. Then when football season was over, I discovered shot put and discus. before I knew it, I was a dual sport athlete and loved being busy. My days consisted of waking up for 5:50 AM seminary, morning weight room, school, whatever sport I was playing, and then homework dinner and whatever church activity I could make it to before going to bed to start the process all over again. Now I currently go to college at Southern Utah University as an economics major and love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of how I have seen my life blessed as I held on to my faith and beliefs. Yes I have struggled and fallen more than I would like to admit, but every time I come back and repent and try to improve myself, the feeling and comfort of the lord I feel is undeniable and powerful. I also believe in eternal families and I believe that the road to having an eternal family that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints offers is true and divine. I Believe that the lord wants all of us to be with our families and him forever, so he would not put us on this earth without a way to be united forever with our loved ones. I love the Lord and his gospel which allows us to be forgiven of any thing we have gone through in our lives and I believe he watches over us and knows each of us individually.

How I live my faith

In high school I was either a president or a counselor in every quorum I had ever been apart of because the ward I was a part of had so few youth. I did not consider myself the most "Mormon" person in the church or frankly too religious. Around my junior year there was a boundary change that moved me away from the youth I had grown up in and the only ward I had ever known. At the time I was devastated and struggled to have a desire to go to church. Then in my senior year of high school I was called to be a youth committee member that helped plan church events for all the local youth. I had expected the calling but had hoped I would not actually receive it. At first I complained and did not want any part of it, but I decided to put effort into it anyway. As I served in this calling I found myself becoming more invested in that which happened at church and I developed relationships with other youth and leaders that strengthened and changed my testimony forever. I found that the lord had tested me but I had held on long enough to be blessed and strengthened enough to overcome this personal trial I had. Now I am preparing to serve the lord and his people in Guatemala in the Quetzaltenango mission and could not be happier or more excited for this new calling!