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My family consists of my three beautiful sisters, my awesome mum, genious dad and me. I have been blessed with the oppotunity to serve a mission in the Paris Mission, France. Before my mission I used to love watching AFL on the weekend and playing basketball with friends. During the week I went to university and studied Chemical Engineering. I love studying the applications of engineering in daily life and I find it amazing that nature is so structured and everything has its own function and purpose. I have a firm belief that such perfect structure cannot be the product of total chaos without an omnipotent and omniscient engineer.
I am a mormon because I love my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. I have no doubt that I will see them again one day. Jesus Christ is my perfect example and I try to be like him every day. I find that when I choose to follow him and make decisions even when I know they will be hard, I am always able to accomplish the thing that I set out to do. I love my family and if I wasn't able to be with them in heaven, I dont think it wouldn't be heaven at all. I grew up in the church and never really believed all the things that were taught to me, but when I found myself making bad choices in my life, I started to feel miserable. I got to a point where I saw the happiness of those around me and I just knew that I was missing something in my life. Eventually I realised that when I gave the Gospel my full attention and really tried to listen and do what my teachers taught me at church, I was so much happier. Then through my prayers and the Holy Ghost I gained a undeniable witness that the Church of Jesus Christ has truly been restored to the earth and that I can live with God again. I know that god lives, and with that knowledge, I have been able to find true peace and happiness. This has helped me to help others find happiness and by doing so I have received more joy in serving others than I had ever thought possible.
I have a testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I don't know what more can be said about Joseph. He had to endure so many things in his life because he saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. He spent months in Jail and eventually he was killed because he would not deny the fact that he saw God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. If he was a liar, why would he not deny this, rather than having to go through so many hardships? I find it inconceivable that Joseph would put his life on the line, if he had not seen what he claimed he had seen.
My choice to serve a mission came from a desire to repay my debts to my Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. I know that without him, I cannot return to live with my Heavenly Father. When I gained my testimony, my greatest desire was to help others come to a realisation that through Christ's atonement, we can find unmeasurable Joy and Happiness. A mission enables me to not only share the wonderful message of the Gospel with others, but also to show that I am willing to serve my Father in Heaven faithfully.
I live my faith by attending church on sunday, reading the book of mormon every day and putting myself in places that I know I can feel the spirit. I love to share what I know to be true, so I am serving a volunteer mission for the next two years in France. By sharing what has given me great joy in life I feel as though I am truly living what I believe and know to be true.