Hi I'm Garrett Beecher
I'm 22 years old. I grew up in Auburn, Washington which is about 45 minutes south of Seattle. I'm the oldest of five children and I have recently begun my own family by getting married! I am currently just a regular college student pursuing a degree in Organizational Behavior with a minor in Japanese. I'm a huge basketball fan, all growing up my walls were covered with Michael Jordan posters and now my DVR is full of Lebron James highlights.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon for one simple reason: The gospel of Jesus Christ in its most true and simple form is taught by this church. I am a critic and analyst by nature. My ability to point out flaws and problems has even driven me to pursue a career in business consulting. So, naturally, I have spent many hours reading the literature the Mormon church produces, namely The Book of Mormon, in order to find out the truth of this religion. As I have studied and poured over the words of these scriptures and as I have listened to the words of living prophets, I have felt feelings of courage, joy, and hope that have proven to me the truth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These overwhelming feelings drive me to live my faith in Jesus Christ. Instead of me solving problems through reason and logic, this restored gospel of Jesus Christ has solved so many of the problems in my life! More than any number crunching or philosophical reasoning ever could!
Please share your feelings/testimony of Joseph Smith.
The story that Joseph Smith saw God the Eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ has always been interesting to me. I've always WANTED it to be true because that would mean that someday I could possibly see my creator too! It wasn't until about two years ago when I heard Joseph Smith's story and testimony portrayed through song that I felt I had for sure discovered the truth of the matter. Familiar, warm, joyful, spiritual feelings were proof enough for me that Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw!
How I live my faith
I have made Sunday a day of special worship. In addition to attending church, I have made the commitment to never work on Sunday no matter what the outcome. Instead, I find rejuvenation and fulfillment through studying the scriptures, listening to spiritual music, discussing spiritual matters and family goals with my wife, taking walks to enjoy the godly creations all around me, visiting the lonely or afflicted etc. I try to live my faith at all times and in all places, but to me Sunday has become an exceptionally important day to show my devotion to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ!