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Hi I'm Scott Gandolph Jr.

I am a missionary serving the Lord in Provo, Utah, a sports fanatic and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am 20 Years old and I am serving a mission for this Church in The Utah Provo Mission. I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers and two wonderful parents. My hobbies include working at the family restruant Gandolfo's Deli, playing and watching sports and just being outdoors. I am looking forward after my mission to studying at college in Utah and to get an Accounting Degree.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints so the blessings of the gospel were always available to me. It was not until I was about 17 years old that I really delved into what the Lord had in store for me. I prayed and seeked to strengthen my testimony. I felt this was right for me after I gained a witness by the power of the Holy Ghost that it was true. I am happier than I have ever been in my entire life. I love the gospel and I love the Lord.

How I live my faith

 I come from a smaller town in North Carolina. Our church is very united as a whole and we get along very well. I was able before I came out onto my mission to teach the 5 year old children about the church. Christ's Ministry in the New Testament is true when he asked the little children to come unto him and forbid them not. They are innocent and emulate our Savior. I learned so much from these kids. Along with that I read my scriptures and pray daily trying to pattern my life in a good way.

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

Scott Gandolph Jr.
The church was not founded by any ordinary man but it was restored to this earth by a prophet of God, Joseph Smith. This restoration was promised by God throughout the scriptures and the church will never be taken from the earth again. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Scott Gandolph Jr.
 Missionaries save money themselves to go out and to serve the Lord. It costs a lot of money and is a sacrifice but I know that sacrifice brings fgrth the blessings of heaven. If a family cannot fund someone to serve a mission after all that they have done, the church will provide for them. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Scott Gandolph Jr.
There are a lot of questions we may have in life as we go about our daily activities. The three questions that we run into the most as full time missionaries for this church are, "where did I come from? why am I here? and where am I going when I die?" A lot of marriages are done on earth only until death parts us. It doesn't seem fair to not be able to be with our families forever. God is a just God and he wants his children ALL of them to be with him forever. We are all loved. don't ever forget it. = Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Scott Gandolph Jr.
Mormons serve all those who need service. Charity is the pure love of Christ. When the Hurricanes hit Lousiana members from all over the country went to support those who were in need of assistance. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Scott Gandolph Jr.
When Christ established his church when he walked the earth he called apostles or followers to help spread his work amongst all people. Missionaries go out and help people build or gain a better relationship with God and their elder brother Jesus Christ. Missionaries are to serve the people that they come into contact with and help people walk by faith and not sight. They proselyte because the Lord commands them. It is so awesome to be a missionary. = Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Scott Gandolph Jr.
When we attend church it is our way to worship God and to keep the Sabbath Day holy. We are able to be part of a group of brothers and sisters that want what we want. We share the same values and desires and its a way to be able to show God our love for him. In the temple on the other hand is a way to bridge the gap between heaven and earth. God dwells in his holy temples and it is a way to receive personal revelation or answers to lifes questions. I know that as we attend temple we are able to do vicarious work for the dead and to receive divine means of help or grace more abundantly. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Scott Gandolph Jr.
The Book of Mormon is another testament of our Savior Jesus Christ and is a record of God's dealings with his people in the America's. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Scott Gandolph Jr.
 No we don't support any paticular political party. One of the basic principles of the church is to exercise your own agency. There is opposition in all things so we can choose for ourselves. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Scott Gandolph Jr.
Our prophet today is President Thomas S. Monson. He was prepared from youth to be the leader he is today. He was called and sustained to be an apostle when he was in his thirties. He is a man of substance who follows the spirit. I know he is our latter day prophet and is called of God to lead and direct this church. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Scott Gandolph Jr.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints basic principles in Faith. We can have faith in our Heavenly Father, and also in his son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Growing up in the church I had a lot of faith in my dad and mom that they would rear me in the right way and would help me learn to lead a good life. We can have faith in many people but I would say the prophet, Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ are the more important ones. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Scott Gandolph Jr.
We have always been able to have prophets in biblical times leading and guiding the children of God. When Christ was killed there was not a prophet on the earth. In the Book of Daniel it speaks of a stone being cut out of the mountain never to be taken away which references the need of a latter day Restoration. It was testified of in the Bible. The Bible bears witness that the Lord loves his people to once again call a prophet. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Scott Gandolph Jr.
One of the basic beliefs of the church is that we believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe to be the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. The Bible has been translated many times but gospel scholars have shown that the King James version is the closest to the truth and holy scripture in itself. The Book of Mormon and Bible are like Mac and Cheese. They go great together. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Scott Gandolph Jr.
Faith is believing that good can come to whatever happens of you. It is a belief in something that you cannot see but know is there. Faith leads us to take action within our lives. Show more Show less