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Hi I'm James

I want to make a difference in the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to college right now, trying to figure out what career path to take. I love listening to music: classical, alternative, reggae, jazz, etc. I've served a mission in Mongolia and learned that there are wonderful people everywhere. I like to play sports, especially Lacrosse. I'm very interested in politics and government.

Why I am a Mormon

Credit should be given to my parents, who brought me into a loving, Gospel-centered family. My father was a convert and was brave enough to follow the Church when it meant leaving all that he grew up with. From my parent's stories, the scriptures, and others I've talked to, I have grown to believe and know that the Lord blesses those who sacrifice for the truth. As I have joined those people in making sacrifices as a member of this church, I have found this to be true and love the truth of it. Through the failures and successes of my life, I have felt the hand of God gently, or more strongly, guiding and protecting me. I want that guidance and protection. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to take my church callings seriously and be responsible although it's so much easier and appealing to slack off. I serve as my wards Sunday School President so I teach a class every other week in rotation with another teacher. I also help to make sure our Gospel classes are uplifting and spiritual so that everyone can benefit. I meet with several members in our ward as their home teacher and help them with whatever they need, usually sharing a gospel message once a month. I also volunteer as a translator for missionaries from Mongolia as they prepare for their missions at the Missionary Training Center.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

James
It is a selfless act of service that helps us keep our focus on God's plan for His children. The Gospel is meant for everyone and baptism is a part of the Gospel. By performing this service, eventually everyone person, dead or alive, will have the choice to receive this ordinance or not. Show more Show less