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Hi I'm Connor

I grew up all over the U.S.. I am a brother of 6. I am an undergraduate student. I love woodworking and gardening. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I've lived in 11 different states since birth. I've seen much of the U.S., and you could say I'm use to change. A good student throughout school, I participated in soccer (mostly midfielder) and band (Trombone! Go low brass) in Middle and High school. I picked up my interest in woodworking from a shop class my senior year. Eventually bought a lathe and some shop tools with my dad, and now I can make just about anything you want. Like many High School graduates, I struggled for a long time to decide which career I wanted to pursue. I was good at math and physics, so engineering seemed appropriate. I loved growing things and organizing spaces to look and feel their best, so landscape architect was tempting. I want to help people and give to my community somehow, so the medical profession came to mind. For now I have settled on becoming a dentist. A long road, perhaps, but one which I feel will be rewarding. I'm working on a business degree for my undergraduate before applying for dental school. Besides those interests, I love the outdoors (camping, hiking, a little fishing), I think planes and space travel are super cool, video games are very entertaining, dancing (waltz, swing, cha-cha, etc.) is actually very fun, and I'll play play whatever sport you want me to.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I know this because of the peace and joy and clarity that enters my life when I live by its teachings. I could have chosen so many times to walk away from this church, to choose an easier or seemingly more exciting path. But I knew then, and know now, that this is God's work. The prophets and apostles today, just like God's servants in the Bible, are led by the Savior's guiding hand. He knows each of us, and has so much in store for us as we seek to follow Him. I have read the Book of Mormon and the Bible, and have felt the truthfulness of their words by the Holy Ghost. They are such great records to remind us and teach us of Heavenly Father's love and care for His children. I have felt the power of Jesus Christ's Atonement in my life. His ability to forgive and to strengthen us as we turn toward Him and try our best to follow Him is incredible. I am a Mormon because I am a child of God, and I know that He loves me, and I know that He loves you too.

How I live my faith

First and foremost, my faith begins with my own thoughts and actions. I pray daily to my Father in Heaven, and I try to study the scriptures and the words of His prophets each day. When I take time to do this, my day is always better. I also try to see others as Christ sees them; with charity and love. Somebody cuts me off in traffic? They may be having a stressful day, I hope they feel better soon. There's some sort of argument or contention at home? I should try to see both sides, and be particularly kind to my family. Maybe do some act of service for them without expecting praise for it. At church and in my community, I have had so many opportunities to live my faith and serve others. I served as a Cub Scout leader for a while for a group of great young scouts. I have been able to be part of many service projects, from painting an old widow's home for her, to helping somebody move in or out of their home, "gleaning" fresh produce for a food bank, helping build an outfield fence for a local park, singing patriotic carols at an assisted living facility, and much much more. I also have had the opportunity to lead in some of our church services. I have been able to help conduct the music in our meetings. Sometimes I am called upon to teach lessons about the Gospel that I love in our Sunday school classes. I am assigned to go and visit a handful of families in our congregation, to meet with them and just talk about how their lives are going and how I can help them in their goals if possible. I have given many blessings to worried minds and sick individuals who need God's help in their lives. In so many ways I've been able to serve and truly strive to do as the Savior would do. I often fall short, as we all do, but every opportunity to be a little better and help others do likewise is worth it.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Connor
Of course not! No more than a Methodist or Baptist worships the prophet Moses. Joseph Smith was just that, a prophet of God. A man just like any of us, except that he was chosen by God to restore His true church. Just like Abraham was called to be a prophet, and Noah, and even the Twelve Apostles. They were all great men who did great works, but we do not worship them as we do Jesus Christ and God the Father. Show more Show less