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Hi I'm Landon

I'm just happy to be here.

About Me

Well I'm a goofball I love to have fun and make others laugh. I love to help others out and I'm am enjoying being a missionary here in Michigan. As a missionary I get to talk about the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone who is willing to listen. I love snowboarding and hanging out with friends. I'm enjoying making so many friends as a missionary, I think it's really important to understand that I teach people about the Gospel because I care about them. I'm definitely a believer that good things are always about to happen. I've been learning a lot about the importance of being optimistic and viewing everybody the way God would see them. I grew up in rural Idaho. Outside a small city called Blackfoot. I'm pretty lucky to have a good family who taught me the importance of working hard and loving God. Although I may have been taught a good amount of discipline, the thing I love more than anything else is to relax and watch all that is around me. It helps me to count my blessings and be happier. The goals I have in life are really quite simple: be everyone's friend, continually increase in knowledge, have a family of my own, and ultimately be a great contribution to society. The Gospel really helps with all of those.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon because I find it necessary to know what my purpose in this life is. I was raised in the church all my life and I know it is true. I've had to ask God, my loving Heavenly Father for this answer. It has been witnessed to me through the happiness I see it brings into individual lives as well as my life. The Holy Ghost tells me everyday that it is true. I take great comfort in having all the answers pertaining to who I am, where I came from, and where I'm going. Although I believe these things with all my heart, I do not believe that Heavenly Father will look at his children in other faiths with any less love. I know the Gospel and Church of Jesus Christ are true and I rejoice in every opportunity I get to share this testimony. I hope all will realize the great unity we enjoy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I hope they will feel a longing to be one with us as we do our best to be one with each other and one with God. I know everyone would be happier if they lived the fullness of the Gospel receiving the blessings of the eternal priesthood being member's of Christ's true church. I'm a 'mormon' because I know this church is not just another church, but rather the vehicle Christ has prepared for us to receive all of His blessings throughout eternity and none are turned away. All will receive God's blessings if they choose to follow him. All are responsible for themselves and Christ has made it possible for all to work out their own salvation. Everything is here and nothing is missing.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being outgoing and friendly to everyone I can. I don't avoid anyone just because they think differently than me. I also live my faith by attending church every Sunday and participating in a lot of extra activities that the church does. I read scriptures and pray to help me get through challenges and learn more about the meaning of life. There is just some of the ways I live my beliefs.

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Landon
Ah, the ultimate question. One of the most special blessings that we as Mormons enjoy is a clear knowledge of where we came from, the purpose of this life and what happens to us after we die. All the answers to these questions can be described in The Plan of Salvation, which is our Heavenly Father's plan for our progression. Directly following death we believe that our bodies and spirits separate then our spirits go to a place called the Spirit World, wherein the righteous receive a state of happiness and rest from all troubles, cares and sorrows. The wicked on the other hand are received into a state of misery, whereat they recognize the wrongdoings which they did in their mortal probation, and wait in a fearful state, not knowing what will happen to themselves. These two places are what the Spirit World consists of. Spirit Paradise, and Spirit Prison, what other faiths might consider Heaven and Hell. Those that reside in either of these locations do so until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, whereat all will be resurrected and after which judged and placed into one of three respective kingdoms of glory. The Celestial, Terrestrial, and Telestial Kingdoms, Celestial being the highest, and Telestial the lowest. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Landon
Jesus Christ during his mortal ministry on this earth. Following his death as well as the death of his disciples the organization he set up was lost to apostasy until the 1800's. This is where Joseph Smith comes in. Joseph Smith was a boy living in Palmyra, New York and at the age of 14 year he found himself struggling with the question of which church was true. He was confused with the fact that each individual sect translated the doctrines contained in the scriptures so differently. So while studying the Bible he came upon a verse in the Book of James which says, "If any of ye lack wisdom, let him ask of God. Who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not." v.5 "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed." v. 6 This scripture weighed heavily on Joseph Smith's soul. To the point where he determined to follow the counsel which James gave with in it. He would ask of God. He did and the experience he had was one of the greatest in the history of the earth. In this time of his life Joseph Smith was visited by God the Father, and his son Jesus Christ. They called him as a prophet and commanded him to restore Christ's church and his Gospel. Within the next 12 years God restored his church through his prophet Joseph Smith. That church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, whom most of the world know as Mormons. Show more Show less