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Last Login: Aug 27, 2015
Well, hello. It's nice to meet you and make new friends. The kind of person I'm really interested in, though, is a girl who likes the idea of serving and perhaps even joining foreign missions. Do you like hiking, writing, or talking? So do I.
|Location||Somewhere, KS, USA|
|Height||5' 11" (180 cm)|
|Relationship Status||Single - never been married|
|Religious Involvement||every week|
|Field of Work||Engineer|
|Ethnicity||Caucasian / White|
|Timeliness||I am usually on time|
|As for fashion||I don't care about the latest fashions|
Something on the order of ice skating, going to a hockey game, cooking and eating a meal, Christmas caroling, or riding bicycles out somewhere and back, etc. None of these things are extremely special to me, but the idea is that I don't want to be staring across the table at someone and talking about the weather. (Although I like to talk a lot, sometimes it's hard to keep it going with someone I don't know well.) Conversation is important and there'll be a time for it soon.
You have to be honest with the other person and yourself about the potential of the relationship based on everything you know, and proactively do the right thing based on your findings. Not doing the right thing soon enough can leave you either stuck with the wrong person or not stuck with the right person.
First, it means that Jesus' coming is no more than a lifetime away for anyone now living (if not because He comes in the clouds imminently then because a resurrection is the next thing that a person who dies experiences), and so my first responsibility in life is to take part in sharing the Gospel to save others out of love for their souls.
Second, as an Adventist, I believe that being saved is not only from death, but also from a former style of life. Christ came not only that we may have life, but that we may have it more abundantly. God has plainly revealed through the Holy Bible and His prophets how a Christian should live, and although He requires me to be obedient, I know that the rules are a loving and merciful thing on His part because His way is the only way that works and leads to happiness. Everything the Bible says is therefore and true and important, and I must demonstrate this first by example and second, where necessary, by presentation of arguments.
To be honest, the more I live, the more I see that a Christian's life cannot be predicted much in advance, so I'm reluctant to attempt a solid prediction. It's not fundamentally wrong to have a plan for things, and there are some things we should plan, but I've seen in my life and in the lives of others that God often has a different plan that, if followed, turns out to be better than anything that would have been done apart from it. God knows that it's easier for us to grow without us seeing what will happen down the road, and He also likes to step in with a solution at the last minute so that we have an opportunity exercise and show our faith in Him. Two and a half years ago I returned from an overseas student missionary job (although I graduated from college prior to accepting it), and plan to continue working on some things closer to home with the intent to get back into mission of some form, but I can't say what form that might be five years from now.
I think my favorite passage is Deuteronomy 8 because it's like a summary of our relationship with God and reveals some facts clearly early on in Scripture. God has given or allowed us to go through trials that test us, but He is there through it all and gives us exactly what we need and saves us. Our abilities are gifts from God, and when we profit by them, we must remember to Whom we are indebted. Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
I try not to ignore anyone who tries to IM me, so if I don't respond it's probably because I'm doing something else and haven't noticed yet. Last time I checked, the membership agreement forbade the use of contact information on profiles themselves, so I won't use it because I think it's unethical to do so. When I'm active on this site, it sometimes means that I'm editing my profile, so in that case, check back on this section to see what the latest plan is. Sorry, I don't change it every day even if that's boring.
I'm looking for someone with a similar cultural and ethnic background.
Assuming that you don't live in the same town, online "dating" requires one to express interest up front, talk for months as "friends," and eventually travel to meet the other person--just to be able to learn some of the same things that would've been obvious to know about an offline acquaintance without expressing any interest at all. Therefore, even if I talk to you for months, please assume that we're still working up to the level that we would be at as schoolmates, and that I still talk to other friends who are girls too. When we discuss and agree on a commitment, things will change. I hate the feeling of competition and undevotion that comes from getting to know someone that you're attracted to without having an exclusive commitment, but I haven't found a way around that either. If you know how, feel free to suggest it.
I've decided that I'm not willing to accept the risk of getting involved with someone who doesn't have a useful photo in her profile. I want to warn you ahead of time.
Just a note about my political leaning: "Liberal" and "Conservative" don't seem like adequate descriptors to me. I would probably be considered a Libertarian.
I'm not sure if it's possible for anyone to definitely say whether my eyes are green or blue.
As far as English writing goes, I like grammar and style rules, but only if I can choose my own.
Although I like to talk and write, it doesn't always come easily me if I'm talking to you and I don't know you very well. I appear quiet to the casual observer, but I can be loud and funny with the right people. I thrive socially in groups two or three at a time.