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Hi I'm Owen

I'm looking to be the best I can be, in whatever way possible. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Just at university at the moment studying engineering. Basketball is a thing that I have always loved playing and any chance that I can get the chance to play I will. I love finding out about things and I am a very logical thinker and have a thought process that thinks things out before I do them, but don't hesitate when I know something is right.

Why I am a Mormon

I am the only member of the church in my family, and it has been around a year now that I have known such wonderful things as I know now. I am the only child of a small and close family and it has been a step in my life that I have not regretted. I was introduced to the gospel by one of my closest friends, and I had never ever had a belief in God the concept was foreign to me! I was always a maths and sciences man and was perhaps afraid of the concept of God never wanting to talk about it or even consider it. Overcoming that was hard for me, but with persistence from my friend I was shown the truth. I cast aside my fears and just tried what the missionaries told me to do, and the rest is a wonderful history.

How I live my faith

Currently I try and follow the Lord as best I can, in showing love to all people. A simple smile and a warm handshake may be how far it goes with most people, but to show anyone love and warmth allows them to feel their worth in anyone's eyes. You don't have to be important to be special to someone, that just comes with a genuine concern for others physical and eternal welfare.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

It is funny that we have this nickname, it comes from the one thing that we have different to other churches in Christianity is that we have the Book Of Mormon. It is really more a nickname that has formed over time than our full name. It is funny because that name is not something that we really think about ourselves, in the church we know that it is Jesus Christ's church and accordingly it bears His name. Mormon is a prophet that has written scripture just as Moses, its like calling all of Christianity Mosesism, after all of the books of Moses! Now that just wont do :) Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

This is a law that protects families and individuals from emotional and physical hurt. It means that we are to have no sexual relations outside a marriage relationship, between a husband and wife. This may seem peculiar around these times, but it is more important than ever now if you think about it. We see because people haven't been brought up in a stable home with parents that are together they haven't had easiest opportunity to progress in life. This protects the family and make us realize that life is more than just that. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

They will not talk at you! But they will talk with you. What is the most amazing thing is that they are just willing young people willing to help in whatever way possible. They will ask you questions about what you care about, what your desires are and what you want out of life. The most amazing thing is that most of those things is apart of the message that they share is about how the Gospel of Jesus Christ can enhance and help you achieve more than you can imagine, this is what they share, things that matter most. Show more Show less