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Well, many of my friends would call me the average odd ball of the friend circle. I love a good joke and I have a few myself, contact me if you want to hear one of said jokes. I love getting a good exercise in each day, but not in the morning, I hate exercise in the mornings. I guess you could say that I came from your average Mormon home, with three brothers, great parents and a very strange dog. I grew up in Utah and am currently serving on my two year mission for the church in the Georgia Macon Mission, my goal in this is to help bring others close to Jesus Christ and feel the love that He can offer us. But on the side, once I get home I plan to major in Business management and have a degree in cooking. I would love to run my own restaurant one day. I also do love a good video game with my brothers! Super Smash Brothers is the best with 3 brothers all around the same age, My mom hated it when we played because the neighbors could probably hear us we got so into the game. I have a very competitive nature so if you play any game, at all, with me, It will be interesting. I especially love Ultimate Frisbee and Riding a Bicycle. Well, I guess you could say that's me in a nut shell.
I have heard many times some say, "you're only a Mormon because you were raised in it.", I was indeed raised in the church but that's not why I am in the church. The reason that I am a Mormon is because I have felt the saviour's love be an active part in my life, and I went to my Father in Heaven with a question, and that question was. "Is the Book of Mormon true?" because if the Book of Mormon is ture, everything else in this gospel will fall right in place. So I asked, and I also begged for a forgiveness of my sins and shortcomings. What happened after that is truly indescribable. Every doubt that I had regarding myself, and this church was immediately gone. And, if felt as though, Light, had filled me intirely. I felt a forgiveness of my sins, and the most clear nad perfect answer to my question. From that moment on I knew this church is in fact true. That's why I'm a Mormon.
I'd have to say that all of the Savor's teachings has been a huge influence on my life. But there are two that I would really like to focus on, those being, Love one another, and then, ask and ye shall recieve, Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. The reason why these two stick out to me the most is because, Jesus Christ loved us all so much that he gave his life for each and every one of us, and we are all children of God therefore, brothers and sisters, I can't imagine what life at home would be like if I had hated those in my family, It would have been miserable. But when I look at it in an eternal perspecive, since we are all children of God, if we hate each other now, the next life would be really awkward. And since I have developed a greater love for my fellow man I want to help everyone, "when you are in the service of your fellow man, you are only in the service of your God" I have taken that to heart. The other one Ask and ye shall recieve, that really focuses on prayer, and there is a promise there, God loves us so he will hear our prayers, and he WILL answer them, it isn't usually in the way we expect, and sometimes we are too busy looking for the way we want it answered that we overlook the answer that is standing right in front of us. I can promise everyone that reads this, has had their prayers answered, in one or another, God has answered your prayer, some prayers may go unanswered for some time, but God's time is not our time. Prayers do get answered, I know that, it has shaped my life and changed it in ways I could never expect, I look back at my life and I can very easily see that God loves me and has in fact answered many of my prayers.
The Book of Mormon, the way that it has brought me closer to God, There have been so many instances in my life where it has brought me closer God, some are very personal to me as well. The most frequently occurring thing that has brought me closer to God through that book is that so many times I can feel God speaking to me through it. Anytime I get really frustrated or I'm feeling depressed, and I do this with the Bible as well, every time I sit down, say a prayer to God and letting him know what I am feeling right then and there and how hard things are, after I say that, and I open the Book of Mormon, I feel him comforting me through the words in the book, even if what I feel come to me isn't even related to the words that I read. It really opens the door to allow the spirit and God into your heart and let you know that things are going to be ok, or if I need to change a few things in my life to be in more harmony with His teachings. So it really just lets the spirit enter and tell me what I need to know at that moment. That's the one that has helped me through all of my difficult times, I do have other experiences, but those are really personal.
The best way I can answer that is by sharing my reasons for going on a mission. At first, it was my dream, I sat in primary class, that's where they send the young kids to be taught in a way that they will understand, and the people would talk about missions and everything that they are and how important it was. I was only thinking, that's what I want to do with my life. So, for me it was fulfilling a life long dream. But as I was out longer I started realizing that there is more to than just that. My love for Jesus Christ grew and I started to really love the people I'm around and I couldn't gain a greater love for them and my savior and not share this message which has changed my life and made me a better person. Childhood dreams and a love of the savior, That's why I went on one.
There are many ways to live this faith, but the most important one is to really follow the principles and the commandments that God has given us. They are here for our benefit and will help us grow closer to him. One thing that he has asked us to do daily is to pray and read the scriptures, That is how I have been able to grow closer to my Saviour Jesus Christ and gain a better understanding of what he has planned for me and my family. I am also serving a mission for my church right now. I am doing this because this gospel has brought me so much joy that I want to share that with those that are willing to hear this message. But living the faith comes down to obeying the commandments because we love Jesus Christ.