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I am currently a student at university. I am studying Chinese. What am I planning to do with that you ask? Why go to medical school of course! I have the best job in the world as a teacher. I have recently developed a huge interest in soccer, but I have always been a huge fan of American football. I also love to read. I have been home from a mission for my church for about two years now. That was an awesome experience!
My parents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In other words, I grew up as a Mormon. When I was in my mid teens I went to church, but I did not adhere to all of the "rules." For one reason or another I decided that I may as well find out if the church I had been going to my whole life was actually true. I remember the summer before I went into high school one of my teachers at church challenged all of the boys my age to read the Book of Mormon. I guess there was the added incentive that if we all did so we could shave his head important to a teenage boy I suppose. I remember reading the Book of Mormon that summer. There was something different about that book. There is a special feeling about it even when I read it today. After reading the book I remember praying and asking God if the book was true. I did not have a some immediate miraculous experience. In fact, I took a while to recognize my answer I should have recognized that it was true just by the way I had been feeling as I read it that summer. That fall my local church organization put on a musical production. The musical was about the Book of Mormon. Now I had sung in church plenty of times before that, but this time, these songs, it was different. The feelings I had while singing about the Book of Mormon had a great impact upon me. I knew that I had received my answer. This book was true! Once I knew the Book of Mormon was true everything else fell into place. I knew Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that the church he restored was true. Most importantly, I learned that God existed, and that He loves me and answers my prayers.
Heavenly Father wants all worthy young men to go on missions. He commands us to prepare. My original reason for serving a mission was out of a sense of duty. After a few months my motives for being on a mission started to change. I realized the people met on the streets were all children of God, my brothers and sisters. I began to understand how much Heavenly Father loves all of His children and how much happiness the message I was sharing could bring to individuals and families. The reason Mormons go on missions is because they love others and want them to be happy.
I try to be an example of Christ in everything I do. As far as church service goes... As a college student the congregations I attend switch every year when I switch apartments. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints everybody has an opportunity to serve in some way. I have taught lessons in church before, addressed the congregation, and organized family history records.