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Hi I'm Creed

I'm a musician, a baseball player, a nerd, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Creed. I am a college student on the east coast and I love life with all of the difficulties and challenges that it brings. I play varsity baseball for my school and I have a blast getting dirty on the field between class time and studies. I also love the piano and the guitar. Mostly I love learning new things. I might be slightly mentally self masochistic in that I really enjoy going to class day in and day out and just being confused. The more I learn the more I learn how much I don't know. It's all about the journey even if it's hard and if I'm not very successful. If I have learned anything from baseball, I have learned that even if you fail two out of three times you can be an all-star. Those who are truly great at baseball are those who know how to respond to constant and continuous failure. It only takes one swing of the bat to change the game, even if the three or four before that were awful. I mess up a lot in life, but I realize that through the grace of Jesus Christ I keep getting more chances to swing the bat, figuratively speaking. Life is tough, but salvation comes from diligently trying my best.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. I pray and sincerely try my best to do God's will in my life. I have asked, knocked, and waited patiently on the Lord and I know for a fact that being a Mormon is the key to happiness in my life. I believe that God is. I know he loves me. I know He cares about all of his children, and in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day, He speaks just as He did in the Bible. I know He answers prayers. I know He has answered my prayers. That is why I choose to be Mormon. It has only brought me happiness and peace, even when life is hard.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an active member, with the emphasis on active. I try my very best to follow the Savior's example and try to go about doing good. I try to be kind to my neighbors and serve selflessly without prejudice or bias towards anyone. I know God loves all of His children and each and every one is important to Him. I want to do my best to be His hands here on earth. There is so much sadness and suffering in the world. Just by being nice and caring, I hope that I can make a difference to the lives of some of God's children. I do my best to share my faith with EVERYONE. In the end I don't believe that I could ever try and tell anyone how or what they should do. I do know that God will guide His children, all we have to do is ask. I invite my family, friends, and strangers to just try and come and see. Or simply to ask God what they could do to be happier. I know that when a child asks His Father in Heaven any question, answers will be had, and so will happiness. I live my faith by being happy. I choose to trust He who is mighty to save, even when situations seem bleak or tough. Life is hard but that is what makes it fun and worth it.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Creed
My testimony derives from prayer and the feelings in my heart and mind from the Holy Ghost. It is trusting in God and HIs promises and willingness to answer our prayers. Trusting in Jesus Christ and His atonement is central to a testimony. Trusting that He can make us clean and pure. It is knowing that God restored His church through a prophet. God has always spoken to His children through a prophet, and He does so today. He restored the church trough Joseph Smith and speaks today to Thomas Monson. I found a testimony through reading the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is evidence of this restoration. A testimony can be obtained by following the promise given by one of the writers in the Book of Mormon, named Moroni. He promises that if we ask God with a sincere heart and real intent, having faith in Christ, God will make the truth known unto us. It is black and white. The Book of Mormon is true or it isn't. God will answer. It's a promise. A testimony of it's truth will be felt. Show more Show less