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Hi I'm Ezra

I love to fish, I love food, I love music,I love to be outside, i love haveing fun, I'm Texan, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

So my name is Ezra but I go by Ezra. I was born and raised in Texas! There’s a pride that originates when you’re from Texas. I can be shy at times but once you get to know me, you'll come to find out that I am a fun, cheerful, and rather sarcastic kind of guy. I'm very laid back and like to take life at a slower pace. I truly believe that if we slow down, we'll be able to more fully enjoy life. When I was younger, I had 3 teeth knocked straight out, roots and all, while playing soccer. Now I have a fake tooth and proud of it! I ate a 1 lb burger in 4 min and 28 seconds, with fries. I love food! One of my favorite things to do is go fishing with my dad in the Gulf Of Mexico, on a boat and be on the ocean for hours!! I can speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese! and... I love being a "mormon"

Why I am a Mormon

Having grown up "Mormon", I didn't see the effect it had on me. Something that I've noticed was how everyone in their own due time, gains a testimony of the church, gospel, Book of Mormon, and so forth. That is if the individual wants to. I didn't really have a full conversion until a little before I came on my mission. I started to ask myself, 'why would I want to be on a mission? wouldn't I just be wasting my time? why is this important anyway??' I came to the conclusion that if I didn't wholeheartedly know that the things that I had "believed in" were true, I would not come on my mission. I didn't read the whole Book of Mormon, an angel didn't come down and tell me that it was true, but I asked in a simple prayer to my Father above for a confirmation of everything I was doubting, questioning, and had already thought to be true. In a life full of trials, pains, and afflictions, one must have some source of haven from all of that. As I've noticed how the gospel plays a huge part in the life of my family, I've come to know that the full Gospel of Jesus Christ creates that safe haven in the homes of those who choose to live the gospel. My prayer was answered. Gaining a testimony was simple for me because I had already known it was all true yet I needed to know for a surety that they were. I know, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Preach the gospel, and when necessary, use words. I try to be an example at all times and live what I know to be true.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Ezra
"...ye have the testimony of all these thy brethren, and also all the holy prophets. The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator." -Alma 30 vs.44 Yes you can blame the creation of all things to this "Big bang theory" but Newton says it all with his First Law. Newton's First Law states that an object will remain at rest or in uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force. SOMETHING had to put everything into its place. It wasn't going to be put there on its own. Look around, taste, smell, feel, listen, breathe... everything points back to the fact that there is a God. Show more Show less

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

Ezra
Giving 10% of your income to the Church is called Tithing. Now why do we donate it? Simply put, God has asked us to. Something interesting that I see in the scripture Malachi 3:8-10, is, the wording of the scripture in verse 10. “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” If you look at the wording, when has God ever said, “… prove me now herewith…”? This is God telling us to prove him of this commandment. Nowhere else in the scriptures can you find God saying this about his commandments. There’s a scripture in the Book of Mormon that says, “For he will fulfill all his promises which he shall make unto you…” (Alma 37:17) and the promises are that the windows of heaven shall be opened and shall pour out blessings that there shall not be room enough to receive them. Consider another scripture that says, “And secondly, he doth require that ye should do as he hath commanded you; for which if ye do, he doth immediately bless you…” (Mosiah 2:24) This is a commandment that requires faith and hope. Show more Show less