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Hi I'm Canyon

I grew up in Utah. I love the gospel, and I love running. Called to serve in Ventura, California, Spanish Speaking! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Currently about to serve a Spanish Speaking Mission in Ventura California, and I don't speak Spanish! I grew up in the gospel, and played soccer for 13 years, then converted to running. I love training, racing, chasing goals, and just going on relaxing runs in the mountains. I enjoy math, physics, and engineering, and plan to study some sort of engineering after my mission at USU! I like doing projects, for example I've built a double salmon ladder from the show American Ninja Warrior, and have plans for an ultimate cliffhanger. I love the outdoors, especially mountains and lakes. My favorite song is California Trees by Walk off the Earth, and I enjoy listening to Mat Kearney, Matt Nathanson, Train, the Goo Goo Dolls, and similar. But my favorite radio station is K-Love 107.5!

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in John 7:17, where Christ promised everyone that if they will live the gospel, they will know of its truth. While I grew up in the Gospel, I haven't always had a testimony, until I really started living the Gospel, studying the scriptures, and praying, and I have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost testifying of the Church's truth. And so I will always testify to others the truth, and will continue to live the Gospel, studying and adhering to the words of our prophets, and sharing this good news. As Paul said; "for me, to live is Christ." I want to always show this, and hope that others can always see Christ in me.

How I live my faith

I am preparing to serve Jesus Christ by laboring for the people of Ventura California for the next 2 years, and am so glad that full 24-hour service to my Savior can be my primary and only focus, without the distractions of school, family, work, or other obligations. I am thankful for the opportunity to do this in the Spanish language and focus my service and teaching to the Hispanic people of the area. I love the gospel and have been learning the doctrine and experiencing it's joy for my whole life. I am so excited for the opportunity to share my love of the Gospel and teach it to some of our Heavenly Father's beloved children. I also try to live an example of the Gospel, and have been blessed with the opportunity to answer questions and even help resolve doubts of friends, coworkers, and teammates. I believe people notice others actions, and that Christlike actions especially stand out, and can have a lasting impact.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Canyon
1 Corinthians chapter 15 teaches us that "in Christ shall all be made alive" and our mortality will "put on immortality." Even though our bodies are mortal and subject to physical death, our spirits are immortal, having no end nor beginning, for if we had a beginning then we would have an end, like our mortal frames. But we lived, co-eternal, with God before this life, and will live forever, in some degree of glory, after this life. We believe that while "immortality" is just "not dying," "Eternal life" is immortality in the presence of God. As 1 Corinthians 15 teaches, there is a glory of the sun, a glory of the moon, and a glory of the stars. These are the representations of the kingdoms of glory we inherit after death; "So also is the resurrection of the dead." (v. 41,42) The glory of the sun, or the Celestial kingdom, is where God and Jesus Christ dwell, and where we may dwell if we follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and of our current prophet. Show more Show less