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Hi I'm Paul

Houstonian. Lover of books and really old dead civilizations. A bad poet, but talented napper. Best of all: I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love reading; from history and philosophy, to the latest bestseller, and I adore writing: poetry, fiction, and non-fiction alike. The cello and piano also bring me lots of joy whenever I can play them, and when I have time, love to arrange some of my favorite hymns for those instruments, my favorite being "How Great Thou Art" with "Nearer My God to Thee." I played golf and tennis growing up, but never very well!! The same goes with cooking unfortunately. When I'm not doing those things I love to draw or paint. Actually, let's be honest when I'm not doing one of those things I am probably supposed to be doing homework for my classes as an English and History major at BYU.

Why I am a Mormon

Because being a Mormon is the best way to be happy!!! Seriously, it gives such a sense of purpose, identity, belonging, responsibility, and a support group! It answers life's most fundamental questions in a way that is inclusive, yet unique. God loves all of His children and wants all of us to achieve joy in this life, but the only way to do that is to listen to what He says and then try to obey His counsel. I am happiest when I try to live by the precepts of our faith.

How I live my faith

I love to serve both in and out of church whenever and wherever I can, but my all time favorite callings have been as a Ward Organist and Pianist. Outside of those, I have also taught in Sunday School lessons, been a ward missionary, and was a youth leader. But it's not just on Sundays that I think about church though! Recently with Hurricane Harvey, I have been able to help lots of people clean up and clear out all the damage that the storm brought. On top of that in the church we try to visit others every month to check up on them, and that responsibility has been a joy, as I've both been helped and been able to help. Most recently, I am about to serve a two year mission for the church in Mexico! I am so excited to learn from the people there and share with them what makes me truly happy.