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Hi I'm Grant

I like vehicle traffic I never get sick of eating free pizza, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently finished my masters degree in transportation engineering at Purdue University and started work at HNTB. I love playing volleyball - blocking somebodies spike, laying out the body for a dig, crushing a ball; soccer - a good team of passers is the best; table tennis - a quick action sport that always has spectacular hits and saves.

Why I am a Mormon

My faith cemented as a teenager largely from my understanding and conviction of two principles. The plan of salvation and the Book of Mormon. They both strengthened my understanding of God's love and sacrifice for me and develop principles of life to come closer to him. As a teenager, God's plan of salvation helped my understand the purpose of life and why I should behave obedient to God's commandments. It resolved concerns about life before this earth, the purpose of this life, what happens afterwards and the necessity of my Savior. I felt strong confidence in this plan, that I am a son of God and created in his image. I have felt strong assurances from the Holy Ghost confirming these truths to me. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon taught me the principles of the gospel, the consequences of good and evil, the promises of salvation. The strength that this book brings to my testimony is that it elevates my mind to reconsider parts of my life that I need to change to stand before God and my neighbors as a true Christian. I feel that direction often while reading as I do the Bible, especially the New Testament. The Book of Mormon is special because it is evidence that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of this day. This has been foundation principle for me.

How I live my faith

I like the phrase "you can gauge your testimony in Jesus Christ by how you treat other people." With that said, the nuts and bolts of some of the ways I consider I live my faith are frequent association and updates with family either by phone, text, letters or visits. My family is very important to me, so I try to stay tuned with what is going on in their lives and share some significant decisions and funny stories with them, sacrificing friend time over the holidays to be together. In the work place I keep my language clean in jokes and what I laugh at and try not speak ill of any employee or speculate on people. I give a honest days work seeking to give my best to the project and also expect my personal best. I participate in church activities such as Sunday service, weekly scripture classes, call or visit friends from the church who are new to the faith, don't have many friends, or are struggling with issues in their life. I can't believe I've written this much without mentioning prayer. Prayer is central to my faith in Christ and I know God hears my prayers when I am sincere, faithful and humble; I strive to pray more frequently like that.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Grant
I like attending church! How many 20 year olds say that? Visitors are always welcome! The church services provide an inspirational worship service of Jesus Christ and his restored gospel that is divided into three segments. The first segment has hymns, prayers, speakers on various gospel topics, and the sacrament. The second segment are classes on scriptures Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. These classes are divided according to age groups if you are younger than 18 years, otherwise you are with all the adults. The third segment has women and men congregate separately also according to age to study the gospel. The second and third segments have class participation in reading scriptures, sharing experiences, and answering questions if you desire. I feel the spirit strongest while attending church when I seek to apply the lessons being taught and help others attending. I have attended another faith's services and was warmly greeted. I sincerely appreciated and hope you have a positive experience as I have when visiting chapels besides my normal one. Show more Show less