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Hi I'm Wyatt

I grew up in Michigan. I'm a jack of all trades, master of none. I play Dungeons & Dragons. I'm a computer nerd, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently serving a full time mission, I'm 21 years old, and I have been a Mormon all my life. I was born in America, lived in Australia for a while and now I'm back in America. I like to tinker with electrical things, I hope to be an electrical engineer one day. I went to collage for four semesters before I came on a mission, most of my classes dealt with computer science and electronics. I enjoy reading, especially fantasy and science fiction novels. To make things short I'm really just a nerd, if you can think of something nerdy, I've probably done it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. While I was young I just followed the example of my parents, not really knowing why I was or what it meant to be a Mormon. As I got older I, at first, didn't care why, it was just what was expected of me. Then I became a more logical person and I started to ask "Why am I doing this? Why does it matter so much?". I became the kind of person who, if there isn't a good reason for me to do something I wouldn't do it. So I started asking questions and studying the gospel, and when it came right down to it, I asked God, if the church is true, if the Book of Mormon is true, if there is a prophet on the earth today. I asked Him and by the Holy Ghost He gave me the answer, ... yes it is true.

How I live my faith

Well, I'm currently serving a full time volunteer mission. What that means is that for two years I spend all day every day, going around helping people come closer to God and Jesus Christ by feeling the peace in their lives that the gospel brings and feeling the healing power of the Atonement of Christ. I'm not perfect by any means, but I have felt the healing power of the Atonement and I want others to feel that as well.

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

Wyatt
The things that tell me that there is a God are the things that a lot of us look over and don't even notice. The wonders of the world tell me that there is a guiding force that created this planet. The peaceful moments in life when you are sitting in a quite place and feel that unexplainable feeling that you don't usually feel. For me that is time is when it's raining and I think about the great process that happens and begins with the rain. That tells me that there is God. Looking at the stars tells me that there is a God as well. I spent some time looking at the Hubble Telescope pictures, and for me it just doesn't fit that all of that, the beauty of the stars and the immensity of space, just happened by chance. There had to be some power that guided the creation of these things, that is what tells me that there is a God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Wyatt
When I think of the nature of God, I imagine him in the way that I viewed my dad when I was younger. He knows everything, He can do anything, and He loves me more then I can possibly understand right now. That goes for all of us, God is our loving Heavenly Father, He wants us to be happy and to have everything that he has. He has a plan for us to be happy and to get what he has, we have already started that plan, we have bodies like His. The difference is that His body is perfect and immortal, and ours are not. God loves us and wants us to be with Him, because we are His children. He wants us to be happy and to make good choices, He wants us to trust Him and allow Him to help us. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Wyatt
Mormon women are wonderful! The best example of a Mormon women for me, is my Mom. My Mom is a great women, she is smart and strong willed, but also loving and genuine. She raised her children with the full support of her husband. She stayed home to take care of me and my brothers and sisters, when she very well could have gone and had a great career or been a partier. But because she knew God's plan for all of us, and because she knew the joy that came from having children and fulfilling her role as a mother, she nurtured us and made sure that we had the best that could be provided. Mormon men and women are completely equal. Some might think that that is not so, because women don't get the priesthood or lead in the church. But that does not mean that women are less than men or visa versa. In this life men and women have different roles or responsibilities. Men are given the priesthood so that they can fulfill their roles as leaders of the church. Women also lead in the church, in the Relief Society. The Relief Society Is the oldest and largest womens society, and it is completely lead by the women of the church. Men and women are equal, they just have different parts to play in the play of life, and both are to support the other in there role. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Wyatt
No, we love and help everyone. We believe in what is called "pure religion" by Paul in the New Testament. Which means we do all that we can to help people, we do humanitarian aid across the world and right in our own neighborhood. Christ said that that the second great commandment is to love your neighbor as you love yourself, we strive to live that commandment. Show more Show less