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Hi I'm Grant

I'm a husband, father, web designer, beatboxer, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a web designer with a degree in Family Life and Human Development. I live with my best friends: my wife and baby boy. Beyond my studies and work, I love to sing, perform, and, strangely enough, beatbox. Faith and family are important to me, and I love my life as Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

First, I'm a Mormon because I have a firm conviction that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is truly Christ's church on the earth. I've felt the confirming power of the Spirit tell me that this is the case. I have no doubt about it. In addition, I'm a Mormon because of the fruits it brings into my life. By living the principles taught by Christ in the New Testament as well as the restored truths brought to the earth again through Joseph Smith, I find happiness in my family, strength to overcome my trials, the motivation to work hard and to believe in good outcomes. Truly, life is good when I choose to follow Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do my best within the responsibilities that God has given me. First, I try to be a good husband and father by expressing love to my family, sharing the load around the house, and working hard to be a stable provider. Next, I live my faith by serving in my calling at church. A "calling" is a responsibility that each member of a congregation receives and is basically opportunity to serve other members. Lastly, I try to be a good person and follow the example of Jesus Christ. I always want to be sensitive, forgiving, and trustworthy. I'm not always perfect at these things, but I can honestly say I try my best and find joy in doing so.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Grant
Mormons absolutely believe in Jesus Christ, that He was the literal Son of God, born to the virgin Mary over 2,000 years ago. This idea is at the very center of all the church teaches. Without this truth in place, the entire structure of the LDS church's doctrine would fall apart. In addition to being the Son of God, Christ is the personal Savior for every member of mankind. In other words, because of the sufferings during his life on earth and his eventual death on the cross, everyone who chooses to believe in Him can be cleansed of their mistakes and sins. Have you ever felt horrible about a choice you have made or something you did to someone else? Have you ever acted against your better judgement and felt guilt because of it? I know I have. Those are the kinds of things that Jesus Christ helps us remove from our lives. With His help we can "become clean" so to speak, and return our heart and mind to a more happy and pure state. There is no other way to do this. Christ is the way prepared by God for us to become clear the consequences of our bad choices. Also, in order for us to live again with God in Heaven, we must be clean from our sins and mistakes. Thus, it is only through Christ's power that we are saved, or in other words, made ready to live with God. Without Him, we would never have this hope for our future in the next life. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Grant
When Christ was on the earth, he not only taught us the way to live correctly, but also made it possible for us to be saved even when we have not lived as we should. His whole purpose and mission was to raise us up to God again. We could not do this without Him. Everything he did was to help us become better and to be happier. It makes me think of a gymnastics coach who not only shows his student how to do the various twists and jumps, but he is also there to catch and pick them up when they fall. While that's not a perfect analogy, I think it's a great way to show that Christ's purpose was to help us eventually become like Him, just like a coach's dream is to make amazing athletes out of his players. Christ want's all his children to feel the joy he feels. That is why we need Him.  Show more Show less