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Hi I'm Seth Hollist

I'm an average family guy, trying to have a positive difference on the world, and I'm also a Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I work in the corporate IT department of a internationally renowned makeup manufacturer. I have 3 year old twins and a 1 year old. I'm also politically active which keeps my life very busy, but I always make time to fulfill my church calling, spend time with my family, and help out our Missionaries where and when I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a troubled home, but also grew up participating within the LDS church. In my teenage years I struggled to figure out what I wanted from life and what I believed. One day I decided I either had to deny God and all the spiritual things I had experienced in my life, or I had to accept where God had put me and do what I knew he wanted me to. Obviously, I found myself unable to deny God, nor the many witnesses I had had of his great works in my life.

How I live my faith

Raising a family these days is a challenging notion with all the turmoil in the world that we all experience on an almost daily basis. Fostering a peaceful home were my family and I can escape from the world, and enjoy each others love and companionship is one of the greatest things a man can do with his life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ makes this possible, even in the mist of today's challenging world.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Seth Hollist
The Lord himself said in the old testament, "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse . . . and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." - Malachi 3:10 The real question to me, is why would you not want to give 10% of your income to help build up God's Kingdom on the earth today? I honestly do not believe I would have made it financially on many occasions without the blessings that come from paying a full tithing, and sometimes more, to help build the Lord's Kingdom. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Seth Hollist
I've often heard people talk about not being allowed to do things as a good member of the LDS Church, but I have a better reason for why I don't do or consume certain things: because I have made a promise with God that I will not. In return I receive blessings of not only physical health, but also of being spiritually healthy. Many people I've known have suggested that the church's "band" on certain things is restrictive, but I say it's freeing. Not being addicted to drugs, alcohol and other substances, allows me to stay focused on more important thing in my life. Staying sober means I'm in control of my decisions, making it easier to make choices that have positive consequences. Show more Show less