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I am the 5th of 6 boys in my family. I grew up in a good home with parents that love me. My hobbies are camping, four-wheeling, hunting, swimming, and just spending time with the family. I went through school procrastinating and being lazy. I didn't start taking things serious until my senior year, and then I really had to work hard to make up for my mistakes. I was in scouts my whole life and was slowly making my way to an eagle. After high school I worked in a plant that makes plastic bags for about a year and a half. I am serving a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
I'm a Mormon because of The Book of Mormon. There is no way someone can read this book and apply what it says, praying to God for understanding, and not come out a better person at the end. While reading it I found the story of Alma and those that followed his teachings. They were placed under bondage by a wicked group of their own people, but as they did what was right and depended on the Lord for guidance and assistance their burdens were lightened. Their faith in the Lord made me want that for myself, and made me choose to pray and ask if it is true. God answers prayers, I know because He answered mine. Another reason is the stress they put on the importance of families, and keeping them together. I love my family very much and I want my future families to have good morals. I know that this church teaches them that and to do what God asks of us as his children so that we can live with him again. We also know that Families can be together forever, I love that because I never want to lose my family. The blessing of knowing that I can have them in the eternities gives me peace in life.
I don’t know what each missionary’s personal reason is, but I do know it is because they love God, Jesus Christ, and they want everyone to be able to feel of the joy that comes from living the gospel. We go because "we have the knowledge of Christ and what he did for us and we want to share it so other people can have the knowledge and peace of mind that we have. If you have something in your life worth sharing, why keep it to yourself. We know it is true and we want others to be as happy as we are with the knowledge it brings." ~ My Mom
As a youth, I was the president, or counselor to the president, in a few youth organizations where we participated in scouting events and learned of the doctrine of Christ. As a young man I became an advisor to one of these groups and on Sundays I taught lessons to them about gospel doctrines and principles. As a young man of age 19, I was called by God Through a living prophet to serve as a full-time missionary. This is where between us and our family we support ourselves for two years and go out teaching what we believe to others and invite them to pray and to know the things we teach are true. Our purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ, by helping them receive the restored gospel, through faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the holy ghost, and enduring to the end.