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Hi I'm Preston

I am getting a major in history. I plan on being in the UN. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am getting a major in history. I want to then go on to law school. After graduation, I want to practice international law and work for United Nations. I enjoy scuba diving, horseback riding, water skiing, reading books, and watching movies. I have love scuba diving and seeing all the incredible forms of life underwater. It's amazing!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the LDS Church. I have always known it to be the true church. When I was young, I wanted to know which church was the true church of Jesus Christ. I decided to read the Book of Mormon to find out. For my eighth birthday, my parents gave me my first set of scriptures. I was so excited to receive them. I started to read the Book of Mormon to know for myself its truthfulness at the young age of eight. That same year I finished the Book of Mormon. I took Mormon’s promise to the challenge. I prayed and asked God if the Book of Mormon was true. I felt nothing. This greatly concerned me. My parents and family had taught me that if I read the Book of Mormon and prayed, that I would receive my answer through the Holy Ghost. I prayed again, and yet again, I felt nothing. I decided to read the Book of Mormon again. When I was nine, I finished the Book of Mormon for the second time. I knelt on my knees to pray to gain an answer, after finishing this sacred book of scripture. This time, the same thing occurred. I felt nothing. I began to cry out of frustration, concern, and fear. I deeply wanted to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon. After wiping my tears, I prayed again. This time I cried to my Heavenly Father, pleading for an answer. At that moment, that tender moment, the Holy Ghost whispered a profound statement. He told me, “You already know.” Instead of tears of anger, tears of joy spilled out of my eyes. I had been told that I had always known the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. It was true, I had always known.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. I keep the commandments, study the Scriptures, pray daily, attend church weekly, follow the counsel of the prophet, fast, visit the temple, and much more. I try to always do what is right, even in the face of the adversary. When trying times come, I turn to the Lord with full faith and confidence that He will bless me and support me to overcome such trials. I am also living my faith by serving a mission for two years. I have seen many miracles as I have taught the wonderful people of Chile the basic principles of the Gospel. I sacrificed two years of my life and time with my family so that others can live with their families for an eternity. Before my mission, I used to teach a class filled with ten small children at church. There, my team teacher and I taught simple doctrines to these wonderful, energy filled kids. As we bore testimony of the reality of Christ, the children would feel the Holy Ghost and know the truthfulness of the love of God. I live my faith daily. I look for ways to serve those in need. A friendly smile or a pat on the back help others feel loved. The least we can do to live our faith is to help others feel the love that God has for them.