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Hi I'm Paul

My drive in life is to know who I am and why I exist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student, husband, and a new father. All my life I've tried to serve others, but after getting married and having a little girl, I've had the opportunity to serve all the time. I enjoy contemplating my life in the universe and when that is a bit overwhelming I read a good science fiction or young adult book. I am an avid sports fan and love to be active in life through sports.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormons and they raised me in the faith, but when I was 14 years old I had a lot of questions and wanted to know if the church was true for myself. I had just studied Enos in the Book of Mormon and I was convinced that if Enos could pray all day and all night to gain his testimony, then I could do the same . I got down on my knees and I began to pray. I prayed about anything that came into my heart and then I would stop praying and listen for a few minutes. At first I didn't feel anything, but I said another prayer and listened again. I wasn't going to stop until I knew for certain if the church was true, and I was convinced that God would tell me because he had spoken with Enos. For 2 and a 1/2 hours I continued to pray and to listen and my prayers kept getting shorter and shorter. At this point I only prayed to know if the Church of Jesus Christ was God's true church and if it was, for Him to forgive me of all my sins. At this point I started to feel the Holy Ghost enter into my body. My hair stood on end and I could feel a warm sensation go throughout my entire body. I knew the church was true. For another hour I continued to pray to God because I had never felt nearer to God than at that point in my life. Although years have passed since that experience I still remember it like it just barely happened.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. Jesus Christ was a friend to everyone and I want to be one, too. I am assigned to visit a few families from my church each month and I always strive to be of assistance for them, as I am able. Whether at church, work, or school, I always look for opportunities to be friends with those that don't have any friends. I have little in common with these people besides the fact that we are brothers and siblings in God's family. When I talk and hangout with these people I feel God's love for both of us and I know that I am doing a good thing.