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Hi I'm Garet

I'm a football playin, weightlifting, Idaho farm boy, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived my whole life in idaho and im proud of it. I like to call Idaho the motherland because there is no where else like good old Idaho. My family is the best in the world and i love them with everything i got. They have taught me how to live like Jesus Christ lived and taught me how to be a good person. They taught me how to work hard and what it means to dig deep inside yourself and find strength. They taught me that by a good hard life on the farm and i enjoyed every minute of it. Im adventures and sometimes a little crazy. Yet i love life to the fullest and look for the good in every situation. There is so much saddness and deppression in the world. I fight it by finding joy in the journey of life not just last tell the end but to endure it well.

Why I am a Mormon

i am a mormon because i have recieved a burning witness by the power of the Holy Ghost that what i believe is true. I was born into the Mormon faith but just like each member of it i had to gain a personal witness that what i believe is true. It took me a long time and a lot of slaps to the head because of my stupid ways to finally humble myself enough to rely upon the Savior and his reddeming power. Nevertheless once i did i was filled with so much love peace and joy that i cannot begin to describe it. Since that moment a cold snowy night in a idaho farm yard. My testimony has grown 100 fold. My testimony at first was cemented and founded upon Jesus Christ and that was it. Yet since then i have gained a powerful witness that Joseph Smith is a Prophet of God and that he was called by God to restore Christs church to the earth. Since then i have gained a powerful witness that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and that each principle and doctrine that it teaches is true. That is why i am a mormon not because my parents are mormon. Not because i have friends that are mormon. It is because i found out for myself through study, prayer and the school of hard knocks that the church to which i belong is true. the Spirit of God has born witness to me that it is true and i will never deny what i know to be true.  

How I live my faith

i live my life day by day and prayer by prayer. Life is difficult at times for me and sometimes i dont even want to get up in the mornings. Nevertheless i know that i stand tallest when im on my knees praying for strength. My heart is always praying to God in all i do for strength for guidance and support. I also go around doing the best i can to bring joy to those who are in need. I love making people laugh and feel good about themselves. I love helping people like you to realize that you are great that you are worth it and that you are a child of God. that he knows you and me and he wants us to be happy. I live my faith by working hard in the weight room by giving my all on the football field and giving all my heart to the Lord Jesus Christ who strengthens me. Each one of us is GREAT you are great you have something that no one else has. Christ needs you to rise above yourself and standout. He needs you and me to be a light unto all nations to fill peoples hearts with hope love and joy. He needs us to forget ourselves and serve those around us. Help those who are in need and strengthen the weak. I know that you can do it. I know that you can change lives! So right now i challenge you to not let the world change you but to change the world around you! Be someone that those who come after us can rely upon and count on! Lets do it together!

What do Mormons believe about family?

Garet
We believe that families are forever and that marriage between man and woman is ordained of God. I personally feel and think that the greatest joy and happiness in life comes from family. Nothing brings me greater joy then when im with my family. They are a great strength to me for when life just gets to crazy to handle. They support me in football in weightlifting in my crazyness and in every aspect of my life. Families teach one another and uplift one another. I have no clue where i would be without my most precious family. Nothing makes me feel more like a man then when my father tells me he is proud of me. Nothing makes me feel more happy then when i make my mother happy. I know that families are ment to be eternal and that through the teachings of Jesus Christ that can happen. Just think to yourself right now how awsome it would be to have those whom you love with the most tender and beautiful feelings of your heart forever? Me it makes me SHOUT!!!! for joy! I know that if i do my best live a good life and am faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ teachings that goal will become a reality and you can have it also. You can have your sweetheart forever! you can have your precious children for eternities! The way is here and i invite you to try it out partake of what Christs has to offer. Its delicious!!!!  Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Garet
It truly is a simple thing to do but it will be one of the most profound and uplifting experiences you will ever have in your entire life. It will be an experience that you will never forget i promise you this. All you have to do is pick up a Book of Mormon and read it with a open heart and a open mind. truly study over its teachings and let its principles enter into your heart and mind. Concentrate on what you feel as you read this powerful book. Ponder upon the thoughts that enter into your mind as you think of what its saying to you and how it relates to you. If you do this then go into a quite place where you are the most comfortbale and at peace. Kneel and ask God the Eternal Father in the name of Jesus Christ if this book is true. I promise you if you truly have studied and pondered about the Book of Mormon and truly ask God with a open heart and mind you will recieve an answer that it is true and that Christs church is restored to this earth that Joseph Smith truly is a prophet of God and that he did in fact see what he says he saw and do what he said he did. You will recieve a feeling that you will never be able to deny or doubt a feeling that will last for eternities and will burn in you heart as a ember. you will recieve light and knowledge that you never knew you would. That is a promise. I can promise you these things because i have done it. I did recieve an answer and because of the power of that answer no force will ever cause me to deny what i know to be true! Show more Show less