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Hi I'm Grant

I'm a husband, a father, a teacher, and a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married since August 8, 2008 (08/08/08). I have three kids. I teach U.S. history at a public charter school. I enjoy reading, listening to music, learning new things, playing sports, and serving in my ward.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, by and large, because my mother raised me up to be one. When I was in high school I gained a testimony of my own by reading the Book of Mormon, praying about it, and striving to live according to the principles I found in there. My testimony was strengthened when I served a mission in Ukraine. I came to know how the Lord's church operated. I observed how the Lord worked through His priesthood. I came to know Jesus Christ because I was doing the things that He did while on the earth. A passage from the Psalms really sums up my reasons for being a Mormon. It is Psalm 116:1-2 and it reads "I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live." Indeed the Lord has heard my voice and supplications. My first son was born with a severe heart defect and has undergone major open-heart surgeries. Before the last one, the doctors gave my wife and I the grim news that our son had a 50-50 chance of survival. We fasted and prayed for our boy's recovery. The Lord reminded us of what He said in a Priesthood blessing He had prompted me to give our son and we knew that he would recover. God heard and answered our prayers and the prayers of many others. "He hath inclined his ear unto me [and still is inclining his ear], therefore will I call upon him as long as I live."

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying and reading my scriptures daily, attending my church meetings each Sunday, teaching others about the truths of the gospel, particularly my family members, and turning to the Lord for guidance in everything else. I serve as the ward mission leader in my ward. As such, I go on visits with the full-time missionaries and host meetings where the missionary effort is coordinated between ward members and the full-time missionaries.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Read the Book of Mormon. Pray to know whether God really did call Joseph Smith, Jr. to translate it. The Lord will reveal to you by the power of the Holy Ghost that He did indeed! Show more Show less