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Hi I'm Sam

I am an artist, I am trying to start my own business, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

In 2009 I graduated from college where I got a BS in entertainment design special effects. This has inspired me, along with the support of my family to try to start a small business where I can share my creativity and love of art with others. I also write stories which I hope to publish when completed. In the meantime, I work full time at a local grocery store working in the bakery department, as cake decorator.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church all my life, but until a year or so ago, I didn't realize how wonderful this gospel really is. All my life I have just followed the example of my parents, not really caring about what we believed in or why. I went to church because my parents told me to, and even though they said to read the scriptures and pray, I never really cared to listen to them. That was until I realized that as an adult, I needed to find out for myself that if these things I've been taught all my life were true. So I decided to read the Book of Mormon. I decided to pray more often. Well, bad habits break hard. Sure I prayed more, but as for reading, to be honest it took me 5 years to read it. And during those 5 years I questioned this religion. So I decided to start at the basics. Is there a God? I prayed. I thought about it logically, and finally I came to the conclusion, there is a God. We are His children and He created us. He has a plan for us to come back to Him, because He loves us. During that last year of reading the Book of Mormon, I really wanted to know if it was true scripture. Because if it was, that meant that Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet of God and he did translate the Book of Mormon. So I prayed as I read. I have had a reading disability since I was a kid, so understanding things as I read was difficult for me, but because God knew the desires of my heart, He made it so that I could understand what I was reading, and I did. When I finished the Book of Mormon, I knew it was true. The Holy Ghost didn't burn within me like everyone says it does, but I knew that the Book of Mormon was another testament of Jesus Christ. I knew it was written by ancient prophets who saw our day and gave us this scripture so that we can prepare ourselves for the second coming of Jesus Christ. He is my Savior. He lives. And through Him I can live with God again with my family. And you can too.

How I live my faith

I strive to live and show my faith by being an example to others, by showing patience, kindness, love, and charity to others.