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Hi I'm James

I grew up in Redmond, Washington. I am a missionary for the LDS church, serving in the Cebu Philippines Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love hiking, swimming, and playing any sort of sport. I took piano lessons for 11 years, and enjoy playing modern pieces. I absolutely love listening to music of pretty much any genre. I plan on attending BYU Idaho (Provo if I can transfer!) once I'm back from the mission. I have a family of four sisters, no brothers, and an awesome mom and dad.

Why I am a Mormon

Being born and raised in the gospel, I've always been able to have guidance in my life not only from friends and family, but also from my Heavenly Father. Though I may have been brought up living the gospel, it is still up to me whether to follow the teachings I've been tought. I am so happy to know that choosing to follow Jesus Christ's teaching is the best decision a person can make. His Restored gospel on the earth today has brought me countless blessings. To me, this gospel offers joy, forgiveness, healing, and comfort. I am blessed to know for myself that these teachings are the truth, and the way back to living with our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I've enjoyed living my faith by serving in a number of callings, and participating in youth activities. I was in young men's leadership groups a few times, did home-teaching with my father, and helped do many service projects both for the church and the community. Now, I'm happy to be serving as a full time missionary in the Philippines!