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Hi I'm Cameron

I live in the Midwestern U.S with my wife and 3 young children. I love my church!

About Me

I am a 31 year old who lives in the mid-western United States working in Marketing at a Consumer Packaged Goods company. I have a beautiful wife and three fun small children. I grew up on the East Coast of the U.S. and come from a big family with lots of brothers and sisters. I played lacrosse in college, and I love to play and watch sports. I love learning about a wide array of different subjects including art, music, and literature. I have lived a number of different places internationally and enjoy speaking foreign language and experiencing different cultures. I also enjoy reading, watching movies, and I'm a huge fan of jalapenos and buffalo wings. When I have the chance, I really enjoy the occasional cattle drive and going to the zoo. My wife and I were married right before we graduated college and then we moved abroad for about 3 years. We had our first daughter overseas and since returning to the U.S. have had two more! We now have 3 kids under the age of 5 and though our house is a little crazy, we love our life. My wife is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and known for her fun outgoing personality. My kids are known for running around all over the place (we have a bouncey house in our basement)! We have so much fun together. We recently moved to a new city and are settling in nicely and making new friends and really beginning to enjoy our new home.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a child, I dreamed of achieving great things. That changed a bit when while serving as a 19-year-old missionary for two years in the Far East, I knocked on the door of a young Korean family. The husband invited me in and we sat on the floor. After speaking for a few minutes, he slowly pulled a book off the shelf and smiled as he carefully handed it to me. It was a biography of an ordinary woman I had never heard of and had long since been forgotten in the annals of history. He spoke movingly of how her life of service gave him purpose. With tears in his eyes, he related how on her deathbed she uttered, “I don’t want to go to heaven. I want to go to hell so I can help more people.” 10 years have passed since that day, but as I have read books and visited monuments dedicated to those who have achieved greatness, my hope for success has somewhat changed. We speak fondly of those that uncover scientific mysteries, invent tomorrow’s innovations, and build sustaining enterprises. But we speak haltingly of those that have touched our lives deeply through simple kindness. Yes, I still hope to achieve great things. But my true measure of greatness will lie in the kindness I show to others. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I have come to find that two things matter in life. First, character matters, and second, relationships matter. The quality of your character and your relationships in large measure determines your happiness and joy in life. The restored Gospel of Jesus Christ defines what character is and which relationships matter and then tells me how to develop them both. By following the teachings of Jesus Christ revealed through living apostles and prophets I am a better person and have better relationships than I could ever have otherwise. I have been able to truly become better, happier, and closer to those around me. I know this not only from prayer but from living my church's teachings. I love my church!

How I live my faith

My faith to me is not just a part of what I do. It's a way of life for me and my family. Here a a couple of ways we live our faith: - Every week we have a family night that we call "Family Home Evening." Every monday night, this is a time share a brief spiritual message, sing a song, pray, and do a fun activity all together. It helps build our faith and our relationships with each other. - We visit members of our congregation once a month to stop in, see how they are doing and share a brief spiritual message. It's a wonderful time for both my wife and I to make new friends and strengthen our friendship with those around us. - I also have a responsibility in my congregation. The organization of my church is unique in that there is no paid clergy. As such, many of us our assigned or "called" to have a responsibility within our congregation. My current "calling" is teaching and mentoring the young men (ages 12-18) in our congregation. I help plan fun scouting activities during the week, religious instruction on sunday, and provide friendship and mentoring. Most of all I help to build their faith in God. I spend many hours a week with the young men in our congregation and have had a wonderful time. - We go to church every week for 3 amazing hours. The first meeting we meet as a families and take what we call the sacrament which renews covenants that we have made with God. The second hour we break off to individual Sunday School classes- for kids and adults. The third hour we meet as men and women separately to again have more discussion and gospel study. With each meeting we have a chance to learn, study, and discuss the gospel and what is does for our lives. My wife and I love it, and my kids love it. - Most of all, my wife and I try to look for ways to help others. Though we have a long way to go, we make efforts to donate time and money to those in need of help and to be kind, considerate, and helpful every day of our life to those around us.