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Hi I'm Paul Kent C.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Paul and I love to spend time with my family and friends, and we were recently able to go on a vacation together to Alaska, what a beautiful land! I am a university student trying to figure out some of the "big" decisions in life such as; what career should I seek after, who I am going to marry, and where the road of life will be taking me over the next few years. I enjoy reading, learning and am thinking about majoring in Russian but then going on to medical school. I spent two years recently as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Say Saints in the vast and wonderful land of Russia.

Why I am a Mormon

Here the simple and direct answer would be that I am a Mormon because I have come to know for myself that it is true. My parents were loving and taught me to diligently seek and I would find, they taught me how to study, how to work, and they then lived what they "preached". As I then studied the Book of Mormon day after day, year after year, and as I apply the teachings found on its pages, my faith is strengthened and I come to see how much happiness the gospel has brought into the life of my parents, brothers, sisters, and myself. As I served as a church missionary in Russia I had countless experiences with so many of God's children that confirmed to me that God was reaching out to his children and has restored his church on the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. Just as Christ taught the people to not only study, but to be "doers of the word", I have put into practice the doctrine of the Mormon Church and have come to know that it comes from God. It is most certainly his will and word.

How I live my faith

Well, I think that living my faith simply involves the daily efforts I make to learn about and follow Jesus Christ. As I learn about how he served other people, I also love to find ways that I can lift those around me, and comfort those that need comfort and support. For the last two years of my life it was such an amazing blessing to be able to go to Russia and teach others about Jesus Christ and how we can live his gospel. As I have learned about a living prophet on the earth today, and the need for authority from God, I have tried to learn what God would have me do through prayer and scripture study and then do my best to follow the answers I receive. One small example of living my faith would be my efforts to honor my mother and father. I try to be helpful around the house when I am at home, invite a spirit of unity through my actions, avoid the evils in the world that I know I should stay away from, and tell my parents and siblings that I love them often.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Paul Kent C.
When I attend church, I do so to worship with my family and friends. Since we want to show respect to our Heavenly Father as we worship, I wear a white shirt and tie, along with some suit pants. I always try to wash my clothes before church so that I can show God outwardly, like a symbol, of how I am trying to become clean and white from my sins. Even though I make mistakes every week, I wash my clothes and dress with a white shirt to show my continued efforts to become better and more pure. As Mormon's we celebrate most all holidays and respect the holidays that others have for their cultures and faith. My favorite holidays are Christmas and Thanksgiving because it is a time that I can be with my family, remember the birth of Jesus, and give thanks for those who came before me. Being a missionary in Russia, they celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January, and so I felt like I got to have two Christmas's! (25th of December and 7th of January) When holidays of different cultures are celebrated, as a Mormon I respect those holidays, love to learn about them and then participate if it is wholesome and uplifting. Show more Show less