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Hi I'm Cory

I am a native to Mesa, Arizona. I have 10 brothers and sisters. I was called to serve in the Kansas Wichita mission!

About Me

I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and have been there just about all my life. I'm a big fan of snowboarding but everyone knows that Arizona isn't known for that! I was accepted to BYU-I and then felt a strong impression that the mission was something I needed to do and now I've been called to serve in the Kansas Wichita mission!

Why I am a Mormon

First and foremost, I'm a Mormon because I love the Gospel and I know of its truth. However, I didn't always feel this way. I was raised a member of the church but I fell away for a few years. I was in and out of it for a while until I realized I was missing something in my life. I noticed the light had gone from my life. When I let the Gospel back into my life and Christ back into my heart, EVERYTHING changed. I have never been happier. I've come to know the Savior's love and the Atonement's power in my own life. This Gospel has been such an amazing blessing in my life and I am so grateful for all that it is.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in my ward to the best of my ability. I was called to be the Family Home Evening Coordinator. Now that may seem like an easy calling but let me tell you that it's not! Since I started my papers to serve a mission, I have had so many opportunities to discuss and explain so many different beliefs of the Gospel! It's been way awesome getting into conversations with people who have heard things about the church that I'm able to explain into further detail.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Cory
A Mormon church meeting consists of three separate meetings. It usually begins with what is called Sacrament meeting, or what other religions call Communion. During that meeting we partake of the bread and water for the Sacrament. For the rest of the meeting, we listen to speakers who are assigned topics and we sing hymns. We welcome any and all visitors and we are accustomed to having families in the congregation. The next meeting consists of Sunday school for youth and adults. Each youth class is divided up by age group while the adults are in one. During this time, a nursery is also provided for children, ages 18 months to 3 years. The last classes are Relief Society for women and Priesthood meetings for males. We welcome all visitors to attend as little or as much of the church meetings as they want. Show more Show less