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Hi I'm Garrett

I'm from Bakersfield, CA, I'm a BYU student, I someday want to have my own restaurant, I speak Russian, & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Bakersfield, CA but moved to Orem, UT a few days after I turned 17. I live and die by sports, especially American Football. I follow my teams passionately, and thoroughly enjoy weekend road trips to see them play. I am currently Russian at BYU. My latest career plan is to get involved in non-profit management and take on the world's poverty by storm. I love cooking and want to open my own restaurant or cafe someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my entire life, although I wasn't always too sure that it was for me. I love the church because it doesn't tell you that if you don't believe, this will happen to you, etc. The church stresses our personal relationship with our Heavenly Father and personally finding out, directly from him whether it is true. I have seen the church bless my life, and give me hope when I look at the world around us. I also see in the church a system for self perfection through which we can be some more like our Heavenly Father by serving. The church teaches that true science e and true religion are the same thing, but we do not have a full understanding of the scientific laws that God has set in place. For me, it is the balance of secular and spiritual knowledge and an all encompassing way of life, not just something you do on Sunday.

How I live my faith

I was blessed to be able to spend two years in Ukraine teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people there. It was the most fulfilling thing I have ever done in my love and I think about it and learn more from it every day. I try to serve others as much as I can while striving to improve myself through daily prayer and scripture study and weekly church attendance. Throughout the years I have had various callings (assignments to serve) in the church, beginning at the age of 12. These have ranged from being a secretary in a class presidency to a first counselor in the presidency of a congregation.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Garrett
To me, the temple is the most important place on earth. It is where we are able to married not only for this life, but for all eternity. The thought of having a family and being with them forever is something that has always been important to me. The temple is also where we are able to perform baptisms, and weddings for those have already passed away so they have the opportunity to not only receive the Gospel and receive eternal life, but be with their families for eternity. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Garrett
The Bible is scripture. Plain and simple. It is the record of the Lord's dealings with people in/around Jerusalem. The more I read the Bible, the more my testimony of the Book of Mormon is strengthened as they enlighten and strengthen the doctrines taught in each other. The church today has the same organization as the church Christ established, as written in the Bible, which is a major foundation of my testimony. Show more Show less