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Hi I'm Logan

I've lived all over the U.S. and in New Zealand. I love food, music, people and especially laughing. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music, movies, good reading and most of all people. I lived for two years in New Zealand (yeah, yeah, that one down next to Australia) as a missionary. It's there that I learned my love for people and doing what I can to make them smile. I'm currently in school, studying marriage and family relations. I have a love for writing and am minoring in journalism. I reckon that most people don't want to go to counseling, but if they see a "self help" column in a paper about family relationships they'll be more likely to write in and ask questions. Well, I want to be one of the people that is able to write back and help them with their problems. The potential to help people is huge and that's what I want to do: I want to help them find their smile, again. The reason that I love to smile and to help others with their smile is because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It's what helped me find my smile and my joy in life again. I've lived on both sides of the tracks, and I'm here to tell you, following Jesus and His teachings is what will make the biggest difference in your life. I've seen that in my life and the lives of countless people that I have known and loved, whether they be family, friend, or others. Life really is simple. If you can't make it better, don't worry about it. If you can, then do it. And remember, you can laugh about things or cry about them...and who REALLY enjoys crying all the time? Hi, I'm Logan Garrett, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me to feel this way about life, "If you know it's the right thing, then do it." I followed the teachings of the Bible, while I was growing up, because I felt the pure goodness in them. It made my life and the lives of everyone else around me better when we lived according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. I felt and knew that God was real. He was my Father in heaven. I knew that Jesus Christ was His Son and taught us the right way, straight from God. The Spirit of God helped me feel the truth in the Bible both while I was learning it and while I was doing it. I had found, at about fifteen that I was no longer learning new things from God in my church. (I was a southern baptist) That scared me because no matter how clever I am, Father in heaven always knows more. Then I started noticing that the pastor was teaching things differently than they were written in the Bible. When I asked why, no one could give me a satisfactory answer. I went for a few years, feeling more and more depressed because I knew that the pastor was teaching differently and he wasn't sharing everything that the Bible had to offer. I finally talked with my dad about this at about 18 years old. He was Mormon so I had never thought to ask him, being a baptist, myself. After a few heartfelt conversations about the lack of understanding I felt I had, he shared with me the teachings of the Saviour and he taught me straight from the scriptures. He didn't change the teachings at all. He told me how the Lord had said it and that it must be just that way because the Lord had said it, and He didn't lie. He introduced me to the Mormon missionaries and they also taught me about what the Saviour had taught about right and wrong. I felt the feelings again that I hadn't felt in so long. "This is right." was the feeling I got while I was learning and while I was testing it out, which meant going to church and following the commitments they gave me. I knew it was right, so I did it.

How I live my faith

The way I live my faith is pretty simple. I do my best to show my Father in Heaven that I love Him by listening when He tells me something, whether that is through prayer, the scriptures or His chosen Prophets and Apostles in our day. After I keep a check on that part of my life, I look to show my love to others. I never, ever turn down an opportunity to help someone, no matter what it is. Whether it is helping change a tyre, giving someone a ride, being a listening ear when they are having problems, or just telling a lame joke to help them relax and smile. I find that if you do those little things, doing what the Lord has asked no matter what and helping others have a better day whenever you can, you will change the world around you. Which makes things better for everyone around you, including yourself.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Logan
Well, in the scriptures we learn that "no unclean thing" can dwell in the prescence of our Father in Heaven. We have all made mistakes and had those moments that we wish we could go back and try again. But we can't. That is why we need a Saviour. Without His helping hand to pay for those mistakes, we couldn't go back to our Heavenly home, because of the things in our life that we can't go back and change. He sacrificed His own life to make an offering to our Father in Heaven in order to pay for those mistakes and ensure our chance for forgiveness if we try to follow His teachings to the best of our ability. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Logan
Firstly, we should have faith in God, our Father. That He loves us. That He is the Eternal Father of our Spirits. That He has a plan for our safe return to our Home in Heaven. That He is perfect, just, true in all His dealings, loving and merciful. Secondly, we should have faith in Jesus Christ, His Son. That He lived, died, and lives again to pave the way for our safe return Home. That His teachings are the way for us to receive all the blessings that our Father in Heaven wants to give us, because Christ showed us through His example how to receive them. We should have faith in Jesus Christ because He is our mediator to the Father. He speaks on our behalf, to represent us to the Father, to help us return safely to our Home in Heaven-because we cannot do it alone. Show more Show less