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I'm a college student studying Accounting. I enjoy listening to music, playing the piano, singing, and spending time with my family. I was recently married. My wife is going to school and studying dietetics. Healthy food is growing on me.
I was born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of my friends weren't. Growing up, I didn't always understand why I chose to live differently, but it was something I was taught and I followed it. In High School, I began to have my own experiences with the power of prayer, and with the peace that comes from reading God's Word, especially the Book of Mormon. That's when I began to know for myself that the way I was living was the way God wanted me to. As I would ask Him for help with decisions I had to make, I began to recognize His answers and learn the way He communicated with me. Understanding that has opened my life tremendously, as He can now lead me and help my family to be safe and happy. When I left home and went to college, my relationship with Heavenly Father grew much stronger. I sought His help with many life decisions, I began to be more confident in the answers I received and to live my life the way I felt I should. I prayed about serving a mission, and I felt His answer that that was what he wanted me to do. On my mission, experience after experience testified to me that all of this was true, and real. I have had so many experiences in my life when I have felt direction from Heavenly Father, when I have prayed for specific things and seen those prayers answered, when I have felt a joyful, burning feeling inside my heart when I've asked if this church was led by Jesus Christ. I cannot deny those experiences, and as I've followed them they've led me to more and more happiness.
One way my wife and I keep harmony in our home is by having family prayer and family scripture study. Right now we don't have any children, but reading and talking about the scriptures together has brought the Holy Spirit into our lives. It gives us a beautiful context in which to resolve conflict and differences. Praying together allows us to put our trust in each other as one of us prays and one of us listens. We are able to show love for each other by praying for specific things that the other person needs. For some reason, we can't be upset with each other and approach our Heavenly Father together. Doing this always brings us closer together.
Jesus Christ served others, and that is something important to me. Whenever I see a homeless person, I try to give them a dollar. I don't have very much money, but it's something that I can do. Whether they use the money for food or whether they waste it on something else, I know I've tried to help my Heavenly Father's children. He'll judge them on how they use that dollar--I don't need to. I always try to open doors for people or express gratitude when they do something nice for me. It's what Jesus Christ would do if he were here. I strive to have a good relationship with the Savior and with Heavenly Father. I read from the scriptures every day, and pray morning and night. I attend church meetings each Sunday, and I take notes and write down the feelings and promptings that I receive. Attending Sunday meetings really helps me to worship and to be the person that Jesus wants me to be. I attend the nearest temple as often as I can. It is a place that has a unique feeling, unlike anywhere else in the world. Inside, I feel completely at peace. I feel safe, out of Satan's power or influence. I love being there. Each temple really is a House of the Lord.