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Hi I'm Cameron Brown

I'm from a small town in Idaho. I've been called to serve a mission in Richmond, Virginia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a college student, but I have been called to serve a mission. For the next eighteen months, I'll be sharing the good news with the people of Virginia! When I get home, I want to finish school, get married, and have kids!!! For now, I work at a little burger joint, but I hope to be a wedding planner and own my own reception venue. That's the goal! I love music and art, pretty much any kind. I love singing, dancing, playing instruments, painting, and drawing. I'm also passionate about writing, specific poetry. I'm a big journal writer. I've filled almost twenty journals so far! Many of my poems come from my journaling. Poetry for me is the best way to express myself. I find that writing helps me put things in perspective, and helps me think a little more clearly. Lastly, I love to travel! I spent a semester abroad teaching English to kids in Lithuania. A piece of my heart will always be there. I can't wait to grow to love Virginia as much as I learned to love Lithuania.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born into a Mormon family. I grew up in the gospel, so living it was natural to me. However as I grew up and learned more about the world, there came a point where I had to decide for myself if the church was "for me". I was fourteen when my real conversion started. I remember being on a walk with a few friends and thinking "What if the gospel really is true? What if Christ really does come again, and I'm not ready?" I decided to read The Book of Mormon for the first time to know for myself. I read it wherever I could - in the car, before bed, during breakfast. I expected to feel fireworks and lightning once I finished the book, but instead all I felt was a soft feeling of peace. I decided I wanted to feel that for the rest of my life. Now that I'm older and am preparing to serve a mission, I've had to revive my testimony of the gospel and bring myself closer to Christ. In my studies, I have found the Book of Mormon to answer any questions I had or settle any doubts I had about doctrine. It clarifies truths taught in the Bible, and acts as a second witness.

How I live my faith

Since I am in college, I have been going to a young adult ward, which has been really nice! It's fun being with only college-age kids, where I "fit in" a little better. However, since the semester ended, I've been back home enjoying my home ward with my parents. I don't have a specific calling in the ward, which means I don't teach any classes or have any leadership positions. I am enjoying going to my regular classes! I frequently have friends leaving to serve missions, so sometimes I get to go watch their "farewell" addresses, which are talks they give to their congregation before leaving. That is always so fun!! Besides my Sunday activities, I try to bring the gospel into my everyday life. I've found that consistent daily scripture study and prayer have helped me have a clear mind and a happy spirit. I try to attend the temple once or twice a week, because I am lucky enough to have a temple in my hometown! At the temple we get to help perform sacred ordinances for people who were not able to perform them in their own life. Often, we perform these ordinances for our own family members that are passed on, because we believe families can be together forever. I think living your faith means being kind to those around you and refraining from harsh judgments or gossiping. Christ spent His whole life serving others, and that's what I strive to do!