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Hi I'm Todd

I'm a mentor and teacher. I'm an athlete and musician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 22 year old student, athlete, musician, and businessman in the making. I grew up in Nevada, and have four brothers and three sisters. I am passionate about basketball, my family, and God. I play the piano and guitar. My schooling is focused on Organizational Behavior as a part of a Business Management degree, but I love learning about almost everything. I love being outside, enjoying nature, interacting with other people, being active, and exercising. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because it is this church that has brought me to the feet of the Savior. As a young teenager I read the Book of Mormon for myself, desiring to know if the things it taught were true. The result? After reading that book I walked away with an unwavering belief in Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. It was not a belief or faith that I received from parents or Church leaders, but it was given to me from God. This belief and testimony has given me the strength to live a Christlike life, abstaining from many things that would detract from the Spirit of God in my daily living. It has provided me with a peace of mind, a hope and optimism about the future, perspective to patiently and cheerfully wade through trials, a sense of self-worth, and freedom from burdens. I continue to be a Mormon because of the way it strengthens my faith in Christ and because of the answers I have received from this church. I know where I came from before this life, what the purpose of my life is, and what will happen when I die. I know what I need to do in order to be with my family forever. I know how to help my family be safe and protected from the world. These answers and so many more help me to live a happy and successful life!  

How I live my faith

I live my faith through listening. There are so many people who just need to be heard and have someone who will care, be understanding, and not judge them. I feel like sometimes the world clouds peope's vision, making it difficult for them to feel like God is really there and listening. During those times I believe God sends individuals to stand in His place to be that listening ear and supporting arm. I love when God allows me to be that person. I also live my faith by the service I give missionaries. I am a teacher at the Missionary Training Center. My work every day is to help 19-25 year olds learn how to help people come to Jesus Christ and help them experience the blessings of His sacrifice. It is one of my greatest passions!  

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Todd
We absolutely believe in the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ. Just like taught in the Bible the Book of Mormon teaches about the Savior, "There is no other name under heaven by which man can be saved in the kingdom of God." Where we sometimes differ from other faiths is the way that we receive the blessings of Christ's grace. The book of James in the Bible teaches, "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." Christ also taught people about the importance of acting on faith in order to be saved. In Matthew 7 Christ teaches, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." So what is it that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believe concerning the doctrine of grace? We believe that Jesus Christ lived the only perfect and sinless life. We believe that He suffered for the sins of all mankind, which provided him with the power to forgive us of our sins and transgressions. We believe that this grace or power can be extended to every individual as they accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. We also believe that Christ outlined the way to accept Him as our personal Savior. Yes, you must first have faith in Jesus Christ, but then you must also "do the will of our Father which is in heaven." This includes repenting of our sins, being baptized, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and as the scriptures say "endure to the end." Show more Show less