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Hi I'm Gavin

I'm a performing arts fanatic, Spider-Man fanboy, and a child stuck in the middle of 11 siblings. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Colorado, but I've done my fair share of moving around the State since then. I primarily lived in Alamosa most of my life, but coming from a divorced family, I visited Colorado Springs, where my father lived, to spend time with him and his family there. I was involved in the performance arts since I was small. I was taught piano since I was 5 years old, and I have always enjoyed dancing and singing. I soon moved to Castle Rock in my Junior year of high school. There my performance arts skills grew as the program was much larger. I became incredibly involved and grew as a person overall. Academically I was challenged for sure, but I was able to hone my skills in writing and public speaking. I had always questioned the practicality of these skills in the workforce. That was until my Senior year. I was blessed with the opportunity for a Professional Internship. There I was able to work at a Law Firm, and it was then that I recognized my calling. Being an Attorney perfectly complimented all my skills, and it was then that I prioritized my remaining education to fit that mold. I applied to BYU - Provo and was accepted in. I applied for a mission and will be in Lima, Peru for the next two years, securing my financial and spiritual future for years to come.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have not found the same feeling in any other church as this one. I was born into the LDS Church, but I have frequently attended other churches of my peers and studied doctrines of nearly all churches to derive the most truth that I can find. Through all my research, I cannot find another church that makes as much sense as the Mormon church. All my findings are irrelevant, however, because no other church feels the same as this church either. The Spirit that is here is unique, it is everlasting, and it is wholesome. I have never been able to replicate that with any other doctrine. And so throughout my life I have decided over and over that the LDS church should be the one that I follow and believe. And I do. With all my heart I believe in His gospel in this church as shown through the restoration of Joseph Smith. I believe in the reorganization of the previous church, the Church of Jesus Christ. I believe in the power of prophecy, revelation, and priesthood authority passed by the laying on of hands. I believe in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. But most of all I believe in the Savior and His plan for us, and it is because of this plan that I claim this faith as my own. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by service. Service in all ways possible. Service to my family. Service to my church leaders. Service to my peers, coworkers, and teachers. Everything I do is an attempt to serve my fellow man. Service can take many forms, however. Whether it be taking care of myself so that my family doesn't have to worry about my well-being, or accepting callings and leadership positions in my church to better serve the people in my community. I work hard at my grades to ease the burden for my teachers to worry about the success of my education. I do my job at work to the best of my ability, and take responsibility for mistakes made in execution. I try every day to be the best friend I can be to all people, not just my close friends. I work to better myself, and through the betterment of myself, I can improve the situations around me, no matter who I am dealing with. Through betterment of myself, I can serve everyone to my max capacity. I have recently chosen to dedicate two years of my life to this service as well. I will be going on a mission for the LDS Church, and I will spend every waking moment in service to everyone but myself. Such overarching care for others is something I strive for, and is best exemplified through the example of Jesus Christ. He spent not a second thinking about his own problems, but rather he worked every day to ensure the happiness of everyone that surrounded him. I strive to follow the example of my Savior, and I do this through the primary action of service.