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I just got home from the California Roseville Mission. Before my mission I went to college for a couple semesters. I also played rugby for 4 years. I like to go offroading in my jeep. I like to swim. I love hanging out with my awesome family and friends. I love playing the ukulele. One of my favorite things to do with my brother and dad is to go shooting.
I grew up in this church but I never really had a super strong testimony of my own. I was leaning on other peoples testimony's. I just was kind of going through the motions. Before I left on my mission I believed in the church but since I have been on my mission I have been converted to this gospel. I have really come to know that this is the one true church since i have been on my mission. I have prayed about the Book of Mormon since being on my mission to strengthen my own testimony of it and it was confirmed by our father in heaven that the book of mormon was true. I know this is the one true church that can bring us happiness in this life and it can give us the greatest gift of all which is eternal life with our father in heaven.
We go on missions because we want to help people have the happiness we have. We are all Gods children and so we want to spread the gospel to everyone. Most people think they dont know what we are teaching them but its something that we knew and accepted before we came to this earth. So we are just teaching people something they already knew! Missions are also the best thing we could do to prepare us to have our own families one day and it will best prepare us for life after our missions.
Well the Plan of Happiness helped me realize that I can see my friends and family who have passed on again. I realized this when my cousin peter died at only a few years old. It was really tough on all of those who knew him. He was a down syndrome baby and he was always happy and would bring a smile to your face. He was in good health and all of a sudden passed away in the night. It was hard but from this experience I felt like he came to earth for a few reasons and then it was his time to go and i knew that I would see him again.
Well when we make right choices we get blessings. God blesses us for making right choices and we feel good for making right choices so we know how it feels to do good. Then when we make wrong choices we dont feel good when we do them. We dont feel fulfilled like when we make right choices. It might feel exciting for a second to make sin and make wrong choices but when we do good it really fulfills us and will help us makemore right choices.
Before I left for my mission I worked in the nursery with the 18 months to 4 year olds for a year or so and it was the best! I also taught the 8 year old class for 3 months before i left for my mission which was way fun also. Now I live my faith by serving a two year mission.