Hi I'm M. Vroom
I'm a cartoonist and a Mormon.
I am currently a missionary for the LDS church. I have been out in the field for quite some time. One of my biggest hobbies is drawing. I like to draw anything from cartoons to comic book superheroes. My dream is to draw and write for a big comic book company such as Marvel or DC, or even start my own. I have finished most of my AA in liberal arts with plans on moving forward to a degree in animation. I have drawn a comic series about "super missionaries" in my mission. They describe the different events that happens to missionaries while on their missions. I also do a monthly newsletter for this mission i am in. I like writing, it is another one of my hobbies.
Why I am a Mormon? Hands down... it's because I believe in the book of Job and the Prophet Joseph Smith. We are all given different struggles that we are to overcome. Some harder than others, but all can be over come, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ ensures us that possibility. I love the story of Job, because all can relate to that story. Job had it all. He was a righteous and worthy man. He had many riches, children, and flocks of all kinds. He had it all. One day according to the book of Job God and the devil were talking. God was really talking up his servant Job, but the devil was pretty angry and challenged God that if Job lived a life of poverty then he would not be so faithful to God. So then God took up the devil's challenge and allowed the devil to inflict any sort of pain and anguish to him as long as Job wasnt harmed. So then the devil went out and did his deeds. Job lost all of his land and crops, live stock, servants, and his family. However, Job still gave thanks to God and worshiped Him with all his mind, might, and strength. Then the devil went back to God and said that it wasnt fair. Job needed to be struck physically for him to curse God. So then God gave the devil that ability to strike Job with all manner of illness as long as Job was not killed. So then the devil went and did his bidding again. So Job got leprosy, boils, and all manners of disease. Yet Job still worshiped God and was diligent. We all know that eventually Job was blessed a double fold of all he lost. Double crops, double servants, double wives and children. We read that his life was doubled spiritually as much as physically. If we read in Job chapter Three of Job's own grief and torment, "why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?"v. 11. We read that he was so greived and depressed that he started to wish that he never had been born. We can't imagine how bad it must have been for Job. However, some of the greatest scriptures in all of the old testament follows Job's afflictions. In D&C 121, Joseph Smith calls upon the Lord in his afflictions. The Lord replies in His ultimate love, "My son, peace be unto thy soul thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment... thou art not as yet as Job." The Lord then continues to bless Joseph and gives him counsel and direction. "Know thou, my son, that all these things shalll give thee experience, and shall be for thy good. The Son of Man hath descended below them all... Therefore, hold on thy way, and the priesthood shall remain with thee for their bounds are set, they cannot pass. Thy days are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less... for God shall be with you forever and ever" D&C 122:7-9. Remember that our trials make us stronger and our weaknesses grant us experience. God still cares about us and loves us. In times that we are down and depressed the Lord is there to lift us up. All we should do is to pray to Him, study the scriptures, and work through the trials with a smile on our face and a prayer in our hearts.
Well as a missionary I am constantly serving others! I look for opportunities to share my testimony and to help everyone. It doesn't really matter if they are a member or not! All are equal in the sight of God and that is what I believe. I study from the scriptures everyday. I pray often and I go to church every Sunday. I love living my faith. Obedience brings forth blessings from heaven. I strive to be as obedient as I can.