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Hi I'm Nephi

I live my dreams, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 20 years old. I'm the 4th oldest of a family of 12 kids. 9 boys and 3 girls. I'm studying computer engineering and computer animation, i love hearing, writing and playing music. Some of my hobbies would be any type of sport, soccer and dodgeball preferred, I'm a balloon artist and entertain kids and adults where I can. Many consider me a jack of all spades. I have been blessed with many talents and abilities, one of those is to find out how to do/fix something when I don't know how to. I'm an eagle scout and do my best to help my community and those around me. Most of my time is used by jumping into things without really knowing what happens next, I exercise faith and hope everything runs in my favor, if not then the lessons learned are very valuable and I continuously use them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in a family who were members with good parents who taught me a lot of Christ and his love for me. In my teenage years however, my time of running off of the faith of my parents ran out. I had to find out for myself if what I've learned was true and for me, or if I needed to search for something that fit my style. Over months and weeks I pondered and prayed, asking if this was what i'd been taught for many years. One night, I was really struggling, I'd learned in the scriptures that god answers prayers, but why was he not answering mine. With this question in mind I went and prayed. During a moment of silence in my prayer where I was trying to feel the spirit speak to me or touch my heart or something, suddenly I knew. In a voice almost as audible as someone talking to me it said, "Why are you asking? You've known your whole life that this is true and that answer still hasn't changed" as I realized what the voice had said, a warmth flowed through my entire body, in my basement on a cold winter day in Utah, as a loving god reached out and answered a 17 year old boy. I know that each one of us has a purpose here, that we are each an individual son or daughter of God, who loves us and is waiting to reach out and to help us every second of our lives, all we have to do is ask. I know my Savior lives, that he died and was risen again to prepare the way for each of us to learn from our mistakes and become better so that we can one day, live with Him again. This knowledge gives comfort and power. What I have seen and what I have heard, I know, and I cannot deny it. If I did I would lie and forsake the gifts and blessings I now have. I've seen the gospel of Jesus Christ change lives for the better. Yes trials still come my way, but with the Spirit by my side, there is no way I can fall, and I will persevere until this knowledge comes to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, and there's still a lot left. I love my Savior...my lord, my god.

How I live my faith

I'm currently a full-time missionary, searving my mission in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Mission. I'm helping others to increase their faith in God and exercise that faith by repenting, being baptized, receiving the gift of the holy ghost and enduring to the end. Also, giving service is an excelent way to show a little bit of the Gods love for his children. I chose to leave my life and family for two years so that others could have their lives with their families for eternity.

What is faith?

Nephi
Faith is knowing the light will turn on when you flip the switch. You don't always know that the wiring is connected correctly and it takes a little action. If you were to say that the light won't turn on and the wiring is wrong, how will you know if you don't flip the switch. sometimes it's scary, but it's worth it, I say that by experience. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Nephi
We believe that this is the church of Jesus Christ restored to the earth again. Was Christ paid? No. Then why should we be paid for the things that He does? We are just His tools on the earth, He works through His servants here in the earth and we would be selfish to give credit to ourselves. Selfishness is an attribute that is opposing to what Christ wants us to be. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Nephi
All are more than welcome to church, it is where we learn and grow and progress to become better people. Only worthy members of the church can enter into temples. why? because there are certain covenants taken in the temple that if people were to know but not ready to live then they would condem themselves for having a greater knowledge than they were prepared for and wouldn't know how to use it. It's like learning Algebra without learning the basic fundamentals of why 2+2=4, etc. those who didn't learn those basic fundamentals, would fail their Algebra class. that is why, to enter into the temple it takes time to prepare, otherwise to know too much too soon, it would be misunderstood and we would fail the test of our life. (figuratively speaking) Show more Show less