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Hi I'm Quin

I'm a sports fanatic. I'm a traveler. I'm a husband, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a college student attending Brigham Young University majoring in International Relations. I am happily married to my beautiful wife, Lyndsey, who brings so much love and joy into my life. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love anything to do with sports, especially basketball, and probably spend too much time on ESPN.com. I also love all kinds of music, whether I'm jamming to punk rock or relaxing with classical. I love learning new things and trying things I've never done before.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an active Mormon family, so the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has always had a major influence in my life. As I grew older I began to see for myself that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that the Book of Mormon is true. I am a Mormon because I believe God has truly answered my prayers to help me find out if this is the truth. I have always believed that the Book of Mormon is true, but that belief has been confirmed by the feelings of the Holy Spirit in my heart. Now I know these things are true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as I try to be more like Jesus each day. I do pray consistently and read from the scriptures daily, but I think that is just half of one living their faith. The other half come from how we treat other people we come across throughout each and every day. Jesus Christ taught that we should love one another as he loves us and that is what I try to do each day. I'm not perfect and I still have a lot to learn, but that is how I apply my faith in my life

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace is essential to salvation, however, it is only half of the battle. The other half is to show our faith and commitment to the Lord, Jesus Christ, by the things that we do. One prophet, named Nephi, from the Book of Mormon said, "For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is grace we are saved, after all we can do." This means that it is gift and blessing from God that we can be saved, but that we have to do something for it, for example, repenting from our sins. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Well my personal opinion is that Mormon women are awesome, but I'm a little biased because I grew up around them and I married one. : ) But Mormon women pretty much like other women, except for maybe their Mormon values. They are often stay at home mothers because Mormons place a strong importance on the family and raising children. At the same time the Church places a huge importance on receiving higher education and feel that women are just as capable as men to be successful in whatever they desire to do. One important thing to my wife and me in our marriage is that we make decisions together and place each other on an equal level. My wife also is always proud to see women play important roles, especially in movies. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Yes, Mormons definitely believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Like all other Christian faiths, we believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. Because Jesus Christ suffered for our sins and died for us, we are able to repent of our sins. He is the only way that we can return to live with Heavenly Father after this life. He is the way, the truth, and the life. Show more Show less

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

One of the main things that tells me there is a God is seeing the world around me, specifically nature. Anytime I travel to new places or even just go camping, I have an overwhelming feeling that there is a God who loves and cares for us. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Unlike most churches that I am familiar with, our church congregations are split up geographically, so depending on where you live. A ward simply refers to the local congregation and a branch is a term used for small congregations. A stake is made up of several wards (and/or branches) and therefore covers the geographical area of all the wards within it. This allows for better organization within the church. It also allows us to develop friendships and help those in our ward/branch and stake. Show more Show less