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Hi I'm Greg

I love life!

About Me

I am currently a student at university. I am studying Chinese. What am I planning to do with that you ask? Why go to medical school of course! I have the best job in the world as a teacher. I have recently developed a huge interest in soccer, but I have always been a huge fan of American football. I also love to read. I have been home from a mission for my church for about two years now. That was an awesome experience!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In other words, I grew up as a Mormon. When I was in my mid teens I went to church, but I did not adhere to all of the "rules." For one reason or another I decided that I may as well find out if the church I had been going to my whole life was actually true. I remember the summer before I went into high school one of my teachers at church challenged all of the boys my age to read the Book of Mormon. I guess there was the added incentive that if we all did so we could shave his head important to a teenage boy I suppose. I remember reading the Book of Mormon that summer. There was something different about that book. There is a special feeling about it even when I read it today. After reading the book I remember praying and asking God if the book was true. I did not have a some immediate miraculous experience. In fact, I took a while to recognize my answer I should have recognized that it was true just by the way I had been feeling as I read it that summer. That fall my local church organization put on a musical production. The musical was about the Book of Mormon. Now I had sung in church plenty of times before that, but this time, these songs, it was different. The feelings I had while singing about the Book of Mormon had a great impact upon me. I knew that I had received my answer. This book was true! Once I knew the Book of Mormon was true everything else fell into place. I knew Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that the church he restored was true. Most importantly, I learned that God existed, and that He loves me and answers my prayers.

How I live my faith

I try to be an example of Christ in everything I do. As far as church service goes... As a college student the congregations I attend switch every year when I switch apartments. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints everybody has an opportunity to serve in some way. I have taught lessons in church before, addressed the congregation, and organized family history records.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Greg
Baptism is a formal physical act; we are immersed in water just like Jesus Christ was. By being baptized we demonstrate that we want to follow Jesus Christ, that we will help each other, and that we will try and remember Him in all that we do. God promises to help us as we try our best. Show more Show less