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Hi I'm Koda

I grew up in several different families, own my own business, ride mountain bikes and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I traveled around in a motor home with my family when I was little. It wasn't a good situation as they were always doing drugs, but somehow God got me away from all of that. When I was 5, a Mexican family took me into their family. I joined the church when I was 11 (by myself). The members took real good care of me over the years, and eventually, when the circumstances were right, I joined a family from the church. There, I learned how to work. With the help of my Dad and humble earnings from mowing lawns, I started my own musical instrument business online. With that, I went to University and then a mission as a volunteer in Toronto, Canada for 2 years. I love to use eBay, think of business ideas, ride mountain bikes, snowboard, hike and play the Trombone.

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't born into this faith, but as I practiced some of the teachings of the church, I saw a change in myself that I liked. My life before I was a Mormon: If you looked at me when I was 11, you wouldn't be able to tell that I was unhappy. I was enthusiastic and always in on the fun things to do, but something on the inside was empty. That lasting happiness, or contentness that so many people look for. I needed to forgive, I needed someone there to help me, I needed direction. All of that and more, I continue to find in the church. My life has never been better since joining the church.

How I live my faith

I believe that the best way of life lies within lining up our desires and passions with the Lord's will. Service When I am down, I try to serve others and help them on their way through this life. I found out through this that others have many more challenges than I do, and that helps me to be grateful. Love I try to see people for who they really are. I have found that if I initially don't like someone, all it takes is a spending a little more time with them. As I do this, my understanding widens, and I see them for who they really are; Children of God.