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Hi I'm Mitch Fisher

I'm a Mormon and stuff

About Me

I am currently a missionary for the church, serving in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. I grew up in Chandler, Arizona. I love to play soccer and do anything physical: Lifting wights, running, hiking, and any sport. I love music. I sing, I play trumpet, and I attempt to play piano and guitar. I listen to alot of rock music and I just love to goof around with my friends and get into trouble (though not as a missionary of course). I graduated high school in 2010 and left to serve a mission shortly after. I will be serving until October 2012.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in a good Mormon family and was raised in the church. I chose to be baptized when I was eight years old and received the Gift of Holy Ghost. That was a wonderful experience. But, somewhere down the line I had to make a choice between what I had been taught and what the world was telling me. So I began reading the Scriptures. I began with the Bible. I tried to read daily, though I didnt always succeed. What I noticed was a profound difference in myself on days that I read against days that I didnt. On days that I read from the Bible, I felt power agianst temptation. I was more kind and overall a better person. After I read the Bible I read the Book of Mormon. It gave me the same feelings and helped me to deepen my testimony of Jesus Christ and come closer to Him. The Book of Mormon helped me understand Christ's doctrines taugh in the Bible. Since then, I have had countless experiences that help me to know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and that Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lord's true church. Living the doctines taught in the scriptures and through living prophets is the only way to full joy in this life. It is the only way to receive a remission of our sins through Jesus Christ and live eternally with God and our families. I am a Mormon because God wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to do exactly what God wants me to do. Right now He wants me to go out and testify to the world of Him, so that's what I am doing. I used to be a youth leader in church youth groups, then I was a teacher of youth, and now I am a full-time missionary and representative of Jesus Christ. I strive to reach out and lift people around me, just as Christ did.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Mitch Fisher
Because they don't know anything about us and people are scared of things they don't know about. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Mitch Fisher
Yes of course. God loves us and wants us to have a fulness of joy for eternity. Families are what bring us the most happiness on earth. Why would that change after this life? He put us in families for a reason... Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Mitch Fisher
Nope Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Mitch Fisher
Yes. It's in the Book of Mormon and God has told me that's true through the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Mitch Fisher
Nope. We do it voluntarily if we love the Lord and His gospel and if we love others enough to share it. Many people are also unable to serve for multiple reasons, even though they want to. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Mitch Fisher
This is an issue I've thought alot about and have pretty strong feelings towards. If you respect yourself and your body enough to treat it right, others will respect you. It is as simple as that. The way you dress and act sends a message to the world about who you are. And the world will treat you as that person. When you are treated that way for long enough, you will almost definitely become that person. If you want to be respected, respect yourself by dressing and acting respectable. If you want people to treat you as an object to be used, then treat your body like an object. Simple. Show more Show less

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

Mitch Fisher
This goes back to our puspose for this life. Why are we here? Before we came to this earth, God created our spirits. He is our father and He loves us so much that He wants us to become like Him so that we can enjoy all of the blessings and happiness He has. There were two things He had that we did not: a perfect glorified immortal body, and a fulness of knowledge and perfection. So He sent us here to obtain those two things. Unfortunately, since Adam and Eve fell, we are mortal. This means that we will all die and we will all sin. We do not have an immortal body like God's, and we are far from being perfect like Him. The entire purpose of our existance is thwarted. THAT is why we need a Savior. That's why God sent Him: to save us from the effects of the fall of Adam and Eve. Jesus Christ broke the bands of death so that we will all receive a perfect immortal body someday. That is a free gift because of His grace and love. He also loosed the chains of sin IF we will repent and come unto Him. Why does Jesus Christ command us to do certain things (have faith in Him, repent, be baptized, receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end) in order to receive forgiveness of our sins? Why is this not a free gift? Remember, the purpose of our existance is not just to go to heaven, but to become like our Heavenly Father. So the things the Savior asks us to do in order to receive forgiveness are intended to help us learn and grow. We need a Savior because without Him our entire existance is pointless. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Mitch Fisher
The role of the original 12 Apostles was to continue teaching what Jesus taught after He was gone. They kept His doctrine pure in His church. Half of the New Testament is those Apostles writing letters telling the members what Jesus actually taught, and how to practice their religion the way He intended. The reason they were able to do this was not because they knew more than everybody else, but because Christ, Himself, gave them the authority to do this. And He revealed truth unto them regularly. Obviously nobody has been fulfilling this essential role since those Apostles were killed. If they had, we would all still be one church of Christ. That is why we have Apostles and Prophets, today. So that we can hear what Christ ACTUALLY taught, and not jsut what people think He taught based on their own interpretation of the Bible. These men hold the same exact authority that Christ gave to His Apostles when He was on the earth. And just as in those times, He communicates regularly with them, and their authority allows them to speak on His behalf. This does not replace the need for us to have a personal relationship with God. Prophets and Apostles tell us the word of God and then it is up to us to pray and ask God for ourselves if the things they have taught are true. Why would God take away the blessing from us of having modern leaders with authority? Does He not love us as much as He has loved all His other children from the beginning? Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Mitch Fisher
God sent us to earth to become like Him so that we can receive all the happiness that He has. What does any loving parent want for their child? Everything they have and more, if possible. God is the perfect parent, and wants us to enjoy all the joy that He does. Now, God created our spirits before we came here to earth. And at that point, He had a few things we do not. One was a perfect and glorified physical body. The other is alot more wisdom and knowledge and experience. He is perfect. So He sent us here to earth to get a physical body and to learn and grow by our own experiences. The end goal is that we can be like Him and enjoy all the happiness He enjoys. What a loving Father. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Mitch Fisher
No. There are not restrictions on either one. But membership and priesthood are separate issues. So I will address membership first, then priesthood. God has ALWAYS extended His hand to all of His children. If not, He would be a partial God. The Book of Mormon says, "He inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness and He denieth none that come unto Him, black and white, bond and free, male and female" 2 Nephi 26 33. The Lord will never bar membership in His church to anyone based on demographic. The priesthood, however, has always been something that God gives to His children when and how He chooses. Only those who the Lord designates can HOLD the Priesthood authority, but the BLESSINGS of the Priesthood are always available to everyone. For example, the Israelites were only allowed to hold the priesthood and work in the Temples if they were of the tribe of Levi. Another example can be found in a group who sought the Priesthod and was denied in the book of Ezra in the Old Testament. "These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood" Ezra 2 62. God knows all, and I trust that His decisions are just and perfect and are for His children's benefit. "He doeth not anything save it be for the benefit of the world" Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 26 24. And we are so fortunate and so blessed in this time that the priesthood has also been given to any worthy male of any race or color. What a huge blessing from the Lord.  Show more Show less