Hi I'm John
I am the 5th of 6 boys in my family. I grew up in a good home with parents that love me. My hobbies are camping, four-wheeling, hunting, swimming, and just spending time with the family. I was in scouts my whole life and was slowly making my way to an eagle. After high school I worked in a plant that makes plastic bags for about a year and a half. I then spent two years teaching about the church, in Eastern Pennsylvania and southern Delaware. I am now working part-time and going to college full-time.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because of The Book of Mormon. There is no way someone can read this book and apply what it says, praying to God for understanding, and not come out a better person at the end. While reading it I found the story of Alma and some of those he taught that were converted to the gospel. These people were persecuted and some were either stoned or burned, but none of them denied their faith. Their faith in the Lord made me want that for myself, and as I read the story it hit me that this isn’t just a story. These people existed and they really did give their life for something they came to believe in only recently. God answers prayers, I know because He answered mine. Another reason is the stress they put on the importance of families, and keeping them together. I love my family very much and I want my future family to have good morals. I know that this church teaches them that and to do what God asks of us as his children so that we can live with him again. We also know that Families can be together forever, I love that because I never want to lose my family. The blessing of knowing that I can have them in the eternities gives me peace in life.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by trying to do everything I can to be more like our savior. As I read and pray about the scriptures I learn more about him and his gospel. Also, I live my faith by serving those around me. As a youth, I was the president, or counselor to the president, in a few youth organizations where we participated in scouting events and learned of the doctrine of Christ. As a young man I became an advisor to one of these groups and on Sundays I taught lessons to them about gospel doctrines and principles. As a young man of age 19, I was called by God Through a living prophet to serve as a full-time missionary. This is where between us and our family we support ourselves for two years and go out teaching what we believe to others and inviting them to pray and to know the things we teach are true.