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Hi I'm Cameron

I'm from a small, but beautiful town, in Idaho. I've ballroom danced for five years and loved every second of it! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been a Mormon from the day I was born; I am so very grateful for that blessing. I was baptized March 3rd, 2017 when I was eight. I am currently 18 years-old and I'm about to serve an LDS mission in Scottsdale, Arizona. I love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars (all the things I can nerd out on). I love being outdoors. Hiking in the mountains and white water rafting are some of my outdoor hobbies. I love to learn and grow. I have been a competitive ballroom dancer for 5 years, and can really shake my groove-thang. I'm thankful for everything I have. I'm also grateful for the opportunities I have ahead of me in life. I'm a big dreamer. I hope to major in biology and then head off to medical school. I've worked at Deseret Book for over two years. The experiences I've had there have helped me grow and become a better person. I love to help and serve others, it brings a good feeling to my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. I love this gospel. I love Jesus Christ and all he's done for me. I hope to never take for granted the love He freely gives me. I love Heavenly Father and the path He has set up so I can safety return to Him one day. I know with all my heart that this isn't simply another church on the earth. This is the true church and it is directed by Jesus Christ. In Third Nephi chapter 27 verse 7, Christ appears unto his disciples and tells them: "Therefore, whatsoever ye shall do, ye shall do it in my name; therefore ye shall call the church in my name; and ye shall call upon the Father in my name that he will bless the church for my sake." This is why our church is called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, so that the world might know who we follow and who we credit our good works to. I've felt the Spirit in my life. Perhaps one of the most significant events in my life was when I made a decision to serve a mission. I remember I was sitting in the Spring 2016 Priesthood session and President Henry B. Eyring was giving his talk on missionaries. Halfway through his talk, I heard a quiet voice. It called me by name and asked if I could participate in this great work. The Spirit was in me and I said back to it: "Yes, I can and I will." Then, of course I began to cry because inside I'm just a mushy teddy bear. Again, I love being a Mormon. I love this gospel. I love Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try to wake up everyday with a positive attitude (and a sincere prayer). I believe one of my purposes here on earth is to add light and goodness to the world. I believe that by living the gospel, it allows the Spirit to help me to be a light and direct others to the Light of the World, our Savior. I love living the gospel intentionally. I enjoy my ward, and feel so fortunate to have had such amazing church leaders. I know that my bishop and ward members are mindful of me and cheering me on in all I do. I hope to be that positive example and support to my ward members as well. I want to use my time here on earth to become better every single day. The gospel helps me in that pursuit, by giving me the knowledge of where I came from, who I am, and what I want to become. I am grateful for that eternal perspective.