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Hi I'm Will Daybell

I was born in Utah and raised in Virginia. Now I'm about to graduate college and face real life!

About Me

I love running, hiking, seeing movies and doing fun things with my wife. I have never been more happy in my whole life. I once heard something like, "you can´t give the Lord a crumb without receiving a loaf in return." Its true.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints becuase I know that what it provides is pure truth. Frankly, it´s not the wonderful support systems it has for the needy and those left wanting. It´s not the amazing friends I have made by being a member. It´s not being able to be a missionary and go to another country and learn a totally new language. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ because my loving parents and brothers and sisters helped me to understand that it is important to seek after truth, because truth is of God. No man has, can, or will ever be able to convince one another of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, only the Lord can give us a testimony, through the Holy Ghost. I have read the scriptures found in the Holy Bible, and the Book of Mormon. I have pondered the message that they contain, and then I have asked God my Father if these things are not true. He answered my prayers and now I know with all security that He lives, that He sent His Son to the earth to show us the way, and to pay for my sins and weaknesses. I know that Jesus Christ established His Gospel to the earth, and even though His church was not found on the Earth for a long dark period of history, through a prophet named Joseph Smith, He has once again revealed to us His wonderful Gospel, and that by following and living it, we can be forever with our families, back in the presence of God after this life.

How I live my faith

I try to talk to as many people as I can, and along with my wife we help others to see how living a good life has blessed us, and how we are happy because of it. I also try to smile often :)

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Will Daybell
The Temple or House of the Lord is just that; a place that worthy members of the Church of Jesus Christ can go to in order to feel an added measure of the Spirit of God. We go there to feel close to God and to seek help in resolving problems or if we need guidance. The Temple is also a place where the heavens meet earth and relationships between a man and woman and families become eternal, without end. It is in the Temple that families become "sealed" together for time and ALL eternity. Ordinances are also carried out for those of our dead brothers and sisters who have lived on the earth without the oportunity of hearing the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Vicarious ordinances (or ordinances for the dead) have been a part of the church of God from before the foundation of the world. Jesus Christ´s Atonement was a vicarious service and in a similar way, members of the Church who go to the temple and perform ordinances for the dead become "Saviors on Mount Zion" by allowing our dead brothers and sisters the same oportunity to accept or deny the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Will Daybell
Because of the great Atonement of Jesus Christ, we will all live again. We will always have a body of flesh and bones because Jesus Christ burst the chains of physical death. It no longer has it´s icy hold over us. Jesus Christ has also given us the ability to practice faith in Him and His Atonement, repent, be baptized for the remission of sins, recieve the Holy Ghost as a comforter and guide, and to endure to the end. God has given us the gift of agency, or the ability to choose for ourselves. We can choose to follow the Christ and have eternal life by complying with the principles and ordinances of His Gospel, or we can choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and death of the Devil. So what is eternal life? Jesus Christ said himself that "this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." We only have to obey the commandments of God and strive to live according to the will of God. I know that eternal life is a free gift of God. He only asks that we choose to be really happy by obeying the commandments Has given us. Show more Show less

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

Will Daybell
When Mormon missionaries come to your house, one of the first things they will do is invite everyone that can to come and listen to their message. Their message after all is meant to bless the whole family. After that they will share a prayer, and try to get to know you a little bit and start to share their message about God, how He loves us and has put us in a family so that we could learn the Gospel in the best environment. They will share with you how God has always lead His children with a prophet. One of the most important parts of their message that they will share with you is that God hasn´t changed, and continues to guide His people with a living prophet. They will talk to you and try to answer any questions that you have, and invite you to learn more. They share another prayer with you, and thats it. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Will Daybell
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has the same exact leadership organization that existed in the ancient Church of Christ that Jesus organized. The people of Christ´s day face a variety of challenges and hardships and therefore needed much guidance and help from inspired leaders who knew the Savior personally. As you might have noticed, today´s world is much different from the world of Christ. We have new threats that are constantly trying to tear down the family and sadly the majority of society has begun to call bad things good and good, virtuous, right things bad. Today we need more inspired guidance than ever before in order to help our family be united and a place of love and rest. Therefore, we still have 12 apostles to help guide us and give us counsel to live a more "Christ-centered" life. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Will Daybell
Testimony is what so many of us are really searching for in this life. Some kind of identity, who we are, what we are, etc. Testimony what you obtain once you come to feel that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true. This testimony is a gift and it is given to us from our Heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit. Answers come in various ways, but the most common way to recognize them is by how we feel. If when we pray, or read the scriptures for example, we feel peace, calm, and even love, we can know that God is starting to give us our testimony. The only way to help it grow is to continue doing those things, along with going to church and participating there. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Will Daybell
If you don´t know any Mormons personally, you still have a few ways to learn more about the church in person with an official representative. You can ask that representatives pass by your home, through the website Mormon.org. You can locate the local church building in your area and pass by sometime in the morning on almost every Sunday and you will find someone that can help you out. The most important thing is that you don´t be timid because all members of the church are eager to answer questions and help you understand more. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Will Daybell
The priesthood is the authority to act in God´s name. That means that when we do things in God´s name (like baptism for example), we actually have God´s permission to perform that ordinance. The following might help you understand better; lets imagine you and I are driving down main street. You are just a regular person, late on your way to a dinner appointment. I am the ice cream man. I see that you ran right through a red light, and so I start tailgating you, trying to get you to pull over. You decide to pull over to see what the ice cream man wants. I ask you for your license and registration. Are you going to give it to me? Why not? I do not have the authority to give you a ticket or stop you or anything. Now, lets change the roles. I am a state trooper. Now are you going to give me your license and registration? Because I have the authority to give you a ticket, and carry out the law. Putting all comical metaphors aside, the Priesthood is given of God to man to bless the lives of His children. Only the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been authorized by God to perform all Gospel ordinances like baptism. Everyone who wishes to learn more about why priesthood authority is so important is urged to talk to the Mormon missionaries; they can help you! Show more Show less