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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 22 years old2010. I am about to start my first year in college. I live in between Niagara Falls and Toronto. I served a mission for the LDS church in northern Italy. I love hockey. I love sports. I was a rower all through high school and I'm thinking about getting into it again next year if I'm not all flabby! I love my family. My brothers are definitely my best friends. i love being with people.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have been members of this church all their lives. i was born and raised a Mormon. i grew up always believing the teachings of this church. I have to say that when i was a young teenager i believed it without question and felt it so strongly inside that the book of mormon was true and that this church was really established by god and Jesus Christ themselves. I just felt it. And i saw that the Lord answers prayers! As i got older that intense feeling kinda faded away and i didn't feel quite the same way anymore. I became a really skeptical person... skeptical about pretty much everything not just religion. I went on a mission because of what i "used to know". i said to myself "if it was true when i was younger then it should still be true, right?!" as i served a mission in Italy i really began to believe this church to be what it claims to be. I'm still really skeptical of just about everything under the sun, and I'm critical about everything that is important in life. Slowly as i served people i saw the Lord working and doing things that were impossible for anything but a God! i also was able to see what other religions taught and in a small small way sample what they offered, and it only served to show that the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints is the single true church. I know i can be wrong, but i simply believe this is the true church. If something better really ever comes along I would follow it. I just don't believe anything better exists.

How I live my faith

I really believe in showing kindness. I've always been a really self conscious person and when people aren't nice to me i feel like i did something wrong, and i know how depressing that is. i dont want people to feel that same thing so i try to honestly be as kind as i can be. one way that i live my faith is by keeping the commandments. i truely believe that the commandments bring happiness. Being chaste and by not doing drugs or drinking alcohol are just a couple commandments that i live. A lot of people are really suprised by that. I live my faith through prayer. i believe 100% in the power of prayer. i know i have a relationship with God. and no relationship can be strong without communication. i know that the God loves us and he's will to give us so much, some of what he's ready to give us just needs to be asked for.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

When Jesus Christ lived in Israel he founded the ancient christian church. He called righteous men to lead that church after he was crucified and physically left them. Those men travelled all across the known world to share the word of God and the church began to expand. but eventually people persecuted and killed those men that Jesus called to lead that church. without the guidance of the Lord's chosen leaders the church began to change. eventually the church was gone. what remained were man made religions. The Lord Jesus Christ came and visited a man named Joseph Smith and told him that he, Joseph, would be instrumental in restoring Christ's ancient church to the world. Joseph Smith became the 1st prophet in modern times. like Peter or James or John from the new testament or like moses or Abraham from the old testament Joseph smith preached what the Lord taught him. under the direction of the Lord Joseph smith established the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. Show more Show less