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Hi I'm Isaac

I grew up in Utah. I love to cheer, stunt, and sing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost, I love to sing. Throughout high school I sang in two choirs that performed in my hometown, competed in Region and State, and performed at Temple Square each year. The summer after I graduated, I participated in a singing camp put on by the college I would be attending. Secondly, I love to stunt. I was part of the cheer squad during my last year of high school and absolutely love the physical exertion of throwing the girls in the air in complicated twirls and spins. I especially loved partner-stunting, where the only one lifting the girl was me, and how much of a challenge it was. Another big part of who I am is my love for math. Being someone who loves math, I was a minority in my high school, but I couldn't get over how hard it was. I really like to push myself, and math was one of those ways I did that.

Why I am a Mormon

My decision to be Mormon was almost automatic. I was born into a family who valued to church and that were active members in their wards. For a long time, everything I did was because it was normal to me. I had never known anything else and I simply did what my parents were doing. It wasn't until I was about 12 years old that I began to really understand what I was committing myself to. Throughout my teenage years, I kept gaining a greater appreciation for the gospel I had so luckily been born into, though not all of it came through keeping the commandments. I made a bad decision, one that I paid and still pay dearly for. But even with this bad decision, all it did was strengthen me. I knew that God loved me, I still know, and I know He loves every last child on this earth with an endless love. I will never forget that mistake, nor will I ever try because of everything I learned from it. And that is that everyone can be forgiven, and everyone can feel God's love.

How I live my faith

Even with everything I do, I still find time for church and my callings. From 12 to 16, I participated in leadership callings every year. Mostly my role was to help organize activities for my peers around my age and trying to reach out to those who didn't come. The point of most of our activities was to have fun and get to know the other young men, but another big part of our activities was for service. We would go cut wood for the old people of the ward, we would go do yard work, and even held a "service auction" each year. My senior year of high school I received a calling to be the president of a council that overlooked most of the youth in our area. Each day at our school, students had the choice to take a class hour out of their day and go to gospel lessons in a small building next to the high school. My job, along with the rest of the council, was to find ways to invite others to come, create activities for the current students, and, most importantly, to organize events where we would invite speakers to come share their gospel experience. It was a lot of work, but it really helped me to strengthen my testimony and get to know more people. After high school and when I was going to college, I received a calling to be a counselor in a presidency. The presidency was assigned to create activities and organize teaching assignments over the men in our ward. I was also able to go teach some of the men and women in my ward. I really started to appreciate the love Heavenly Father has for His children and how every one of them is important. Now, I am preparing to serve a two-year mission, the calling I have been looking forward to the most. For my mission, I will be leaving my country, my family, my comfortable home to go serve and help as many people I can.