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Hi I'm Boyd

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a proud uncle of nine living in Orange County, CA. Besides studying the law, I love music, surfing, and playing basketball. I also love to sing and learn languages besides English (I speak Spanish, Spanish Pig-latin, Portuguese, and I'm currently learning Italian). I was born Mormon, but that was not the clincher for me. After studying the scriptures, praying, and seeking the truth of God, today, I can proudly proclaim that Jesus is my Savior and Redeemer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am "Mormon" because I identify myself as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the name of the Mormon church. I believe in this Church because I believe in Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Redeemer. I firmly believe that He walked this earth and that He created and organized His church through His Apostles and other seventy (Matthew 10:1, Luke 10:1). And furthermore, as a Mormon, I believe that after many centuries of not having Christ's official church on the earth with these apostles and prophets, Christ restored His church through a man named Joseph Smith, beginning in 1820. My Mormon faith is inextricably connected and centered on my Redeemer, the Savior of mankind, even Jesus Christ. I have come to see myself as I really am through His help, through His grace, and through His Holy Spirit. I have wept tears of joy for coming to know Him better and I have felt His love as I have read the Bible and The Book of Mormon, which contain His teachings. As a Mormon I am just like every other person in the world. I have personal issues, crises, problems, and obstacles that I face on a daily basis. Having faith in a supernal power hasn't lowered the quality of my life, but enhanced it. My belief in God and membership in this Church have made me a better brother, a better student, a better employee, and a better citizen of my community. Ultimately, my faith is all I have to stand on and I know that I stand on sure ground, even the rock of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My faith in God has greatly changed my life's perspective. Many people in the world today are overly preoccupied with temporal things (money, career, entertainment). While these things are important to a degree, I constantly remind myself of God's ultimate purpose for me by reading the scriptures and following His Spirit. Consequentially, living my faith each day influences me to spend my time loving others rather than hating or arguing, it teaches me to serve more and receive less, and it helps me to repent of my sins instead of indulging in worldly things. At first, living this kind of life can be really different, even a huge adjustment. Although I have attended the Mormon Church since birth, there came a time when I needed to exercise my own faith and have a desire to follow God. Today, desire and faith has grown into a greater knowledge that God does live, that Jesus has died for my sins, and that through His sacrifice, I can return to live with my God again.

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

I love a scripture that says, "...all things denote there is a God." The beautiful earth is an evidence that God is a masterful Creator and loves all of us so much. He has provided us our lives, our bodies, our families, and our inner faith that altogether prove that He wants us to succeed and be happy. Personally, I know and feel that God exists and loves me when I take time to speak with Him through earnest prayer. There have been many times in my life when I prayed to God and He gave me lasting comfort, enough to make it through happy and hard times. Show more Show less