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Hi I'm Garrick

I love peeling yuca and slicing peppers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. My mother's family have been Mormons for a long time, but my dad was baptized in his mid-twenties. Currently enrolled at the college studying political science, Persian and Spanish. In my spare time I like to go backpacking and fish. Also enjoy reading a good book. So currently I'm living 2,000 miles away from my fam in Jersey as a full-time missionary. When I return to civilian life I plan on getting my degree and starting a family. And spending a lot more time cooking and laying down blues progressions and bachaticas. 

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it puts everything into perspective. When I was younger, I thought because I could list off obscure philosophical terms and nineeteenth-century British parliamentarians that I was smart. Since I've applied my faith more, I've come to understand paradoxically the only way a person can amount to anything is if he or she admits his or her nothingness and consecrates his or her soul the only thing we really control to Jesus Christ. Everything having to do with the childhood of Ayatollah Khomeini, while interesting, is ultimately completely irrelevant to everything if you don't understand you don't know anything. 

How I live my faith

I wake up at 630 every morning and spend roughly 10 hours every day, rain or shine, teaching people about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I've even learned Spanish and a bit of Portuguese so I don't have to speak to people in their second language.  

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Garrick
No way. Only those who are worthy and have the desire to do so are called on missions. All the Mormon missionaries you see around town are there because they feel and deep spiritual urgency to share the message of the restored gospel with the world. So many young Mormons do chose to go on missions because they know the blessings God has in store outweigh the significant costs and inconviniences that arise from putting one's social and professional life on hold for 1 1/2 to 2 years.   Show more Show less