Hi I'm Chugg
I was born and raised in Northern Utah, by a family that is very loving and has always supported me in my choices. I am 21 years old and I love to play Football, Basketball, and Golf. But most of all I love to Snowboard. I have also found a new love for the study of religion.
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised in the church but that is not why I am Mormon today. I have had many things happen in my life that have lead me to where I am today. My testimony of the Church came as I put the promise of Moroni to the test. All my life I have heard people tell me that they knew that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the True Church on the earth today. I have always been a very skeptical person and I wanted to know if what I was hearing was true. I had never fully read the Book of Mormon cover to cover until I was 19 years old when a friend of mine asked if we could read it together. As we read together she would share her testimony with me at different times and it always brought good feelings, when we finished I took the time to go back and read Moroni 10:4-5, and then ask my Father in Heaven to know of the truth. My answer came in a way that I never expected, I felt more joy and happiness then I had ever before felt, and since that day I have had a knowledge that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was called by God to restore the One True Gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. My Testimony continues to grow today as I share what I know to be true and study the scripture, and the words of the living Prophet and Apostles.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
I have been asked a lot why Mormons serve missions, growing up I always thought it was just something we needed to do. I have learned that that is not why we serve missions. We serve missions because we have something so amazing, something that can bless the whole earth, how could we not go forth to share it. Growing up I always thought I wanted to serve a mission but I was never really sure. When I got closer to my mission I didn't know if it was something I still wanted to do. After I received a witness of the truthfulness of the Restored Gospel, I then knew why it was so important to do. Serving a mission isn't easy but I don't look at it as a sacrifice. It is such a great blessing to be able to go and share with people what I know to be true. The answer really is simple of why Mormons go on missions, we go on missions because we love everyone and we want everyone to be blessed with the comfort and knowledge that comes throught the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Please share your feelings/testimony of Joseph Smith.
I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God. I know that he was called to restore the one true church of Jesus Christ on the earth. There are many things that are spoken against the prophet, to try and prove him wrong, the funny thing is over the past 180 years no one has been successful. Why? Because he is a true prophet. There are millions of people all over the world that testify just as I have that Joseph Smith is a true prophet. One cannot deny the millions of testimonies. So why do millions of people have this testimony? Read the Book of Mormon and you will find out!
How I live my faith
The biggest way that I live my faith is by sharing what I know to be true. By being able to serve the Lord in Alabama I have met many great and wonderful people who have a faith in our Savior Jesus Christ. As I go and talk with these great people it gives me a chance to testify to them of how our Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ love us so much, they love us so much that they don't want us to be confused about religion, they don't want us to walk blindly. They have called a Prophet to this earth in our day and time to lead and guide us. Sharing this wonderful message of happiness with many people has taught me how living my faith is so important.