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Hi I'm Connor Dean wilcox

I'm heading on a mission on October 10th to the Mexico Puebla North mission. Spanish speaking and I'm super stoked!

About Me

I graduated in 2017. I am 18 years old getting ready to serve an lds mission to Puebla Mexico. I love sports, I played soccer on a state team, basketball for fun, and ran on the track team doing long distance, hurdles, sprints, and javelin. I am interested in psychology, special Ed, medical sciences, and engineering. I am undecided on what I'd like to do for a career and plan on going to snow college after my mission and will take general courses while deciding. I love life and find joy in the smallest of things, I love nature and camping, rock climbing, surfing, the ocean, people, places, and new things. I have one half-brother and a sister, and I am the youngest.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who are active in the church. I remember as a young kid trying to get out of going to church by pretending to be sick. My parents would say, "oh I'm sorry buddy, you stay home and get better but no playing video games." And I would instantly pop up and say,"oh I'm feeling better now." Growing up church was important to my parents so I would always go. Recently, the past 2 years or so, I started going because I wanted to. I loved the people and I loved the gospel. I always believed it was true but wanted to strengthen my testimony and be able to really know of its truthfulness. I always went to seminary and loved the things k was taught there. I began a more serious study of scripture and in particular the Book of Mormon. I prayed to know if it was true and if the gospel of Jesus Christ was true. I often had small feelings of," Connor you already know it is true." I always have a warm feeling when reading, and I'm happier when living the gospel. I know those around me are happier as they live it too. I have had many small, and a few bigger experiences and I am sure the gospel is true, the church of Jesus Christ of later day saints is the true church on the earth. I know it is and won't deny it. That is why I am a Mormon, and that is why I am going out to serve a mission for the Lord.

How I live my faith

I go to church every week and love it! My ward is super cool and I get along with them almost always. We go on camps as scouts and as a quorum at least once a year. I am a priest and we just got a new presidency so I was just released as the 1st counselor. We had to be at the church at 8:00AM for our presidency meeting which I always struggled getting to on time. I do my very best to always be a good example and live the gospel I know and love, meanwhile accepting all people the way they are and not passing unrighteousness judgment. I find reading my scriptures every day and really putting in the effort to study them has improved my life a lot! Praying often and always having a prayer in my heart has helped me be a better person and care for others as well. Another great opportunity I had was to go to EFY and it was great! Since then I always try to listen to efy and lds youth music and find it to be more uplifting than most other music I used to listen to. I'm preparing for my mission by attending the temple often and even had the great opportunity of working there as an ordinance worker and I couldn't have hoped for anything better.

What is being a Mormon like?

Connor Dean wilcox
To be completely honest, being a Mormon is awesome!!! I have friends who are active and frienda who aren't, I have friends in all groups of society and I love them all not matter what. I can see though, that those who are members and who really live the gospel are happier in general. When tough times come we always have hope through the Savior, and support and comfort from the Holy Ghost, loved ones, and friends. Some people look at the standards of the church as "restrictive" and it does look that way sometimes. Sometimes as a Mormon it isn't convenient to follow the teaches and it is often difficult, but it is always worth it. It's hard to describe the joy of living the gospel and being a member of this great church. Being a member is a choice I never regret. I owe all the wonderful things in my life to the church, my family, my home, my friends and hobbies, and everything thing I have is from God. I will be leaving on a mission soon, flying to Mexico. I will be giving up my whole life, my friends and family, common conveniences, comfort of home, but I never regret it. A lot is expected in being a Mormon but more is given. It is often hard but always, always worth it! Show more Show less