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Hi I'm Sam

and I'm a Mormon!!!!

About Me

I have the greatest family and they mean so much to me. I grew up playing soccer and basketball, but soccer is my real passion. I love playing sports and doing things outdoors. Right now I am currently serving a mission in Michigan. I love it and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. A mission has brought me so much happiness, I love being able to do the Lord's work and to serve the people of Michigan. The people out here in Michigan are so great, I have grown to love them so much. Each day i get to meet new people and share with them the greatest message that is on this Earth. When i get home from my mission i plan on going to school to become a psychiatrist, and while doing that i hope to get married and start my own family.      

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church and brings so much happiness. It has brought me and my family more happiness than I ever could have imagined. It has made my family so close and has made all of us better people. It has good standards that bring happiness and joy to my life. It has made me a kinder and more loving person. I am a Mormon because I know that God has called a prophet to Earth again. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. I know that through God's help he was able to translate the Book of Mormon. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I have read it and prayed about it and know for myself that it is the true word of God. I know that God hears and answers mine and your prayers. I know that He loves you and knows you by name and is looking over you, blessing you each day. I know that Jesus Christ is our Saviour and Redeemer and that he Atoned for all of us here on Earth. I know that through Christ we can be cleansed of our sins so that we can live with him again. I am a Mormon because i have felt the truth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Ii can't deny that. 

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying and reading the scriptures each day. By thanking the Lord for all he has blessed me with and by obeying his commandments. Each week I go to church and renew the covenants that I have made with the Lord. Each week I strive to be better and to be more Christ-like.  

What is faith?

Sam
Faith is believing in something that you cannot see. It is hoping and believing during the good times and even through the hard times.   Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Sam
Family is so important because it is one of the first things that pertains to godliness. We are all God's family here on Earth. We have the chance to have our own children and be parents just like our Heavenly Father. My family has brought me so much joy and happiness. They are always there for me and teach me so much. I can always trust and rely on them. They keep me going each day and inspire me to be better. Family is so important because it brings love, joy, and happiness into our lives.  Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Sam
 The first vision is what Joseph Smith saw when he went into a grove of trees praying to ask God what church he should join. Joseph Smith was reading from the Bible and came across the scripture James 15, which says, "if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God...". This scripture stood out to Joseph Smith and he read it over and over and pondered about it. Finally he decided to do what the scripture says and just ask God what church he should join because he didn't want to join the wrong church at the time. In Joseph's words this is the account that he saw. "I saw a pillar of light, exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which decended gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me I saw two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description. Standing above me in the air, one of them spake unto me, calling me by name, and pointing to the other said, Joseph this is my Beloved Son, hear Him." At this time Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ and was told that he was to join none of the churches at that time. This vision that he saw was the beginning of the Restoration of the gospel, and reading the account of Joseph Smith brings a spirit and feeling that is amazing. That is the Holy Ghost confirming to you that what Joseph saw really happened. I know without a doubt that Joseph Smith did see God the Father and Jesus Christ at that time.  Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Sam
 I do believe that we have a living prophet on the Earth today just like Moses. God from the beginning of time has always called a prophet, and we read in the scriptures that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If God is the same yesterday, today, and forever it would make sense that he would call a prophet to lead and guide His children in this day as well. I know without a doubt that we have a prophet called of God on the Earth today. If you listen to the words of the prophet and his apostles, that we have on the earth today, you will feel the spirit of God through their words and teachings, and that will confirm to you that they are truly called of God. It is such a blessing to know that we still have a living prophet on the Earth today. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Sam
Mormon missionaries proselyte because they know how much joy and happiness that this gospel brings. They know of the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon and the prophets' teachings. They know how much this gospel can change a person's life. They do it because it would be selfish for us to keep the message that we have to ourselves. This is the Lord's church and gospel and everybody in this world deserves the chance to accept that message. Being a missionary myself, it brings so much joy to share the message and find someone who has been in search of it and see how much joy and happiness that the gospel brings to their lives.  Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Sam
 The best way that we can come to know our Father in Heaven is through sincere and consistent prayer. He wants to hear how our days are going, he wants us to communicate and talk to him. Prayer is a huge part of my life. The other way we can come to know our Father is by reading and studying the scriptures. Heavenly Father speaks to us through his prophets. As we pray, read, study, and ponder the scriptures we will see our relationshiop with Heavenly Father grow. You will feel His love more abundently poured out upon you and you will come to see how much He truly loves you. Also, we can come to know our Father in Heaven by following the council of the leaders of the church. They tell us each month what we can do to, to come to know our Father in Heaven.  Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Sam
 The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture that is comparable to the Bible. It was written by prophets called of God who lived in the ancient America's. Just like the Bible was written by prophets over in Jerusalem and the middle east and that area of the world, God also called prophets to lead and guide those people who lived on the American continent at the same time. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. The entire book is about Jesus Christ, and it is the most correct of any book on the Earth today. The Bible was translated and put together by a group of men, but the Book of Mormon was translated by a prophet of God. I have read and prayed about the Book of Mormon and i know that it is the true word of God. I know that it will bring more happiness into a person's life by reading it and living the teachings in it. It has brought me more happiness than i could have ever imagined. Show more Show less