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Hi I'm Gavin

I'm a Mormon missionary

About Me

I'm twenty years old and I am on a mission in Florida. I was born in Utah and grew up with the best family ever. I love my Mom and Dad they have given me so much in this life, God sent me to some amazing parents. I love my siblings too, my older brother and three sisters. I am the fourth of five kids. I am lucky to have an awesome sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law to be part of my family. I'm an Uncle of four nieces and four nephews. I love them. I grew up in a small valley in the mountains. I want to be a dentist. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon Church and figured it was true all my life. When I was a teenager I got a little lost. I can remember one night in the spring when I was 17. I was about to graduate High School and start being on my own and life kind of hit me. I didn't know what I was doing with my life. I was going to go to a movie with some friends but I went home, instead of going to the movie, and my Book of Mormon was sitting by my bed and I started in the beginning and read all night until 3 or 4 AM I Got on my knees and prayed. I talked with God about what was going on with me. And he answered. I felt the Holy Ghost come over me so strong a lot of peace and nothing else mattered at the time. I knew that the book was true. And I made some changes in my life to live it. I know that this is the Church of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I know that God lives and I know that the way to be happy in life is to follow Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Right now I live my faith by spending all of my time being a missionary. I visit people to find the ones God is preparing to be baptized. I knock on doors, talk to people in the store and the street, I visit other Mormons and help them share the gospel with their friends. I live my faith by going to church on sundays reading the scriptures and praying. I live it by repenting for all the things I do wrong and keeping my baptizmal covenants. And by seeking the guidance of the Holy Ghost. And by loving everyone

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Gavin
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the greatest thing thats ever happened on this planet. And the Greatest thing in my life. After living a perfect life Jesus Christ suffered the pains and sicknesses of every human was crucified and was resurrected. It's necessary because we all sin and have need for repentance to be able to be clean and pure and live with God our Father after this life. It's central to everything. The Atonement is what everyone in the world needs. It brings peace and Happiness and forgiveness. When people apply the atonement in their lives it gives them happiness in the everyday things like work and being with their family. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Gavin
My Faith is increased any time I feel the Holy Ghost. The thing that has helped my faith grow more than anything is praying and reading in the Book of Mormon. The happiest times in my life are when I am consistantly praying sincerely every morning and night and in between. And making the time and effort to read the scriptures. I love it. Any time i feel down I just ask myself when was the last time I had a sincere prayer and read the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less