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Hi I'm Noah

I come from a military family. I love Historical European Martial Arts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a hobby seeker. I love to try new things. My favorite hobby is HEMA, where I fence with a longsword. Juggling, history, canoeing, writing, hiking, board games, sports, reading, talking, and music are all things I love to dabble in. Playing my harmonica around a campfire with friends, performing in talent show with a ukulele, playing an intense game of Risk or Ultimate Frisbee, or teaching someone how to properly hold a sword are all my ideas of a good time. And anything worth doing is worth doing with those you love. Whatever I plan to do for fun or adventure I want a good friend to do it with.

Why I am a Mormon

The easy answer to "Why am I Mormon?" is that I was raised that way. My parents converted when they were youth and made up their mind when they married that they wanted to raise us active in the Church. However, that answer doesn't really cut it. I am not a Mormon because my parents say so. I am a member of Christ's Church because I have a personal testimony of its truthfulness, its goodness, and its ability to change mankind for the better. In my life alone I can trace my path of change from the time I first started consciously experimenting on the things I had been taught all the way until now. I would act on the commandments and teachings and then watch closely for the promised blessings or effects. My life has been blessed beyond measure in my short life and there is nothing that could convince me otherwise. There is no better way to have happiness and success in the home than having it founded on and governed by the principles of the gospel, the teachings of the Savior and His prophets. There is no better way to receive personal peace and joy.

How I live my faith

I love going to church activities. As a one of the youth leaders, it is my responsibility to both make sure the activities are worth going to and that everyone feels welcome and has a good time. The other guys and I are like a group of brothers and we have a blast doing things like hiking the Appalachian Trail, camping, and board game nights as a group. We also do more serious things together like Boy Scouts, Missionary Prep, community service, and teach one another the things we learn in the gospel. As a group, we make a point to not only make new people who visit feel welcome like a returning family, but we also strive to help them feel Christ's love. On a more personal and individual level, I try to be honest and kind with those I interact with each day. Those who need an extra smile or kindness are all around each day. Serving others is a passion that is my way of following the Savior and acting on my faith in him.