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I love Jazz Music, I was lead Alto saxophone in the John Coltrane combo at snow college (a branch of Julliard) I was also second chair alto in the Big Band there. Im also into Heavy Metal, christian metal that is. I was going to be a studio musician since i can play piano, sax, drums, and a few others but family is to important to me both the one im apart of and hope to have to be taking care of them with a small and unpredictable salary. So ill probably go into medical. I believe that moderation is one of the greatest principles the gospel has ever been brought into light through our savior and brother Jesus Christ. I believe in working hard and playing hard weather it be music or school. I also believe that if your not having fun no matter what your doing that your doing it for the wrong reasons. I believe very strongly in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints, one because it literally makes sense that God speaks, not spoke. And I encourage anyone to read this wonderful book if they wish to grow closer to their savior. I know my redeemer lives, and currently I'm serving a full time mission in Albuquerque New Mexico to try to bring others to this wonderful knowledge that I myself have acquired. I was born in the church, but that doesn't mean that I took that for my testimony. My testimony was gained just the same as anyone else, by finding out for myself. God doesn't lie, if you lack wisdom ask god.( James 1:5) If you want to know what we teach is true ask god he will tell you by the holy spirit. And you can take that to the bank. Anyone who wants to grow closer to Christ should read the Book of Mormon, I submit my firm testimony that whosoever does will grow closer to their God than by any other book, including the bible. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself then ask god, the Eternal father, your father, in the name of Christ if it be true, and if you ask sincerely, with the intent on acting on any witness you receive he will manifest the truth of it unto you. Try me, ask god, what do you have to loose? I love my savior and know that Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet of the almighty God, and I know this without a shadow of a doubt, because I asked, and I got my witness. And I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Because I have gained a witness of the truthfulness of this gospel in which i preach, because I had the faith to ask my Father in Heaven if what I've been taught was true. Because the gospel makes me a better student, friend, brother, missionary, and eventually husband and father.
I can tell you why I'm on a mission. 1: Because I love God and my Savior 2: Because I know that what I believe is true and has blessed me so much that I know it will help others. 3: I know that families can be eternal, and I want others to know this too. 4: I know that our God, is a God that lives and loves us, and has sent us a prophet in these latter days. 5: We must prepare for the second coming of our savior, and the best way to prepare is to teach. 6: Because I have been called of God to teach what I know, to "impart of my substance, I know that I carry the Holy Priesthood of God and it is my responsibility to magnify my calling and help others with the power I've been given. Where much is given much is required. Two years is a long time, away from family, friends, school, work, basically everything we know, to go out on a mission. And I know that what I teach and have to come to know through the Holy Spirit is true, otherwise I would not have come. But I know what I do is great and worthy cause and I know that I'm eternally in the debt of my Heavenly Father. But I've come to the realization that quite literally he is my father, and if that be the case everyone I know and don't know is my brother or sister, and that makes it personal. I'll do anything for my family.
Sometimes what brings harmony is trial. A year before I came out on my mission, my sister was diagnosed with Hogekins Lymphoma or Cancer, our family had been fighting frequently and weren't on very good terms with each other. We weren't going to church, or fulfilling our callings. and I wasn't preparing for a mission or doing anything to further myself or my family and had forgotten the importance of god. That diagnosis put things in perspective, we as a family started to see what was really important, I actually saw my sister for the wonderful, strong person she was, and our family came closer to god and each other. We started attending church and doing the things we were supposed to, and god blessed us and pushed us through that rough time. If I could, I would take away the pain my sister felt and the horrible treatments she went though, and the side effects like loosing her hair during high school. I'm a man and I don't think that I could have handled that at that point in my life . But I'm so grateful that we were humbled and healed both temporally and spiritually. The lord brings you low so he can bring you higher. sometimes we don't look at things with an eternal perspective, and are blind to it, but god has a plan, we just have to trust him. And endure our own "Refiners Fire".
I obey what my savior taught and try to live up to what he would want me to be. I try to develop the attributes my savior had and try to be more Christ-like. I use the talents and abilities I've been given to lift up others and to glorify my Father in Heaven. I stand for what I believe in and try to share the knowledge and blessings that I've been given as much as possible. I attend my meetings and am serving a mission, to better myself and my fellow man by preaching the fullness of the everlasting gospel, and by doing service to help the physical part of the people i serve along with the spiritual. I try to be like Jesus, That's how i live my faith, and though I'm not perfect i strive to be the best I can be.