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Hi I'm Elder Birdsall

I'm a Mormon. I play the trumpet and piano. Music is a huge part of my life, I love how easily it can bring the spirit.

About Me

When I was young I lived in Nauvoo for 7 years. I loved seeing all the tourists come and go to see the nauvoo pageant and all the historical sites. I had lots of fun in Nauvoo with my friends and family. I moved to Utah right before 6th grade. That was a really hard time of my life because I had to leave all of my friends, the only ones I ever had. I was very shy at the time and it was hard for me to meet new people. That move to Utah has proved to be the best change I've had in my life. I've made so many more friends, I've become a much better person, and I've been able to serve a lot. There were lots of people who cared for me and my family. I was able to accomplish so many things because of the help of my neighbors and friends. I've played the trumpet since fourth grade and I ablsolutely love it. Last year I had the feature trumpet part for a song in jazz band and I had so much fun playing it! I've had stage fright all my life. I've always had solos to do in band ever since junior high. Those were really hard because of my stage fright, but I never gave up and kept doing them. Now solos in band are easy peasy. I'm so thankful I kept working at it, playing the trumpet is so much fun. I love the trumpet because I love it when I'm heard over everyone else. Yeah that sounds like the typical trumpet player, trying to play louder than everyone else haha. But it's really a great feeling when I play my solos out and and it sounds good and everyone loves it.

Why I am a Mormon

The greatest joys a person can ever know are felt by being a Mormon. I can say that from experience. I've had lots of really tough trials that totally kicked me down to the dirt. Through the atonement of Jesus Christ I've been able to overcome a lot of my trials and when I do I feel so happy. I feel the true light of Christ. I've also been able to overcome an awful addiction I had. That addiction could have easily ruined my life. But through Jesus Christ I was able to get over my addiction and fill it with better things. This has really improved my life and I've loved it so much.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I go to church to take the sacrament. Sacrament meeting only takes up an hour out of the three that I'm at church though. While there I also teach or learn about the gospel. Not because I didn't know certain things already, but to refresh myself on what I need to remember and maybe to open my minds to other parts of the gospel. The biggest part of my religion is love. Loving God, and your neighbors. I can live my neighbors by serving them, which can turn out to be a lot of fun. If I ever am going through a really tough trial it always help to stop thinking about myself and to serve someone else. Worry about other more than myself. I have lots of problems, but I am already working to make myself a better person with the help of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.