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Hi I'm Quinn

I'm a writer. I'm an artist. I'm an outdoorsman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family, the outdoors, and anything creative. I'm into strategy games, drawing, creative writing, singing, and camping. I love learning new things. I'm currently a college student. I don't know what I'll major in yet, but I'm sure whatever path I take will be an adventure! My whole family is really into literature. I'm an avid reader. My favorite genre is fantasy and sci-fi, but I also love reading the classics, like Shakespeare and Hemingway. I love a good book. English is definitely my strongest subject. It's one of my passions. What I love about art and literature is in bringing something to life--to have an idea come to your mind, and then you make it into something real, something tangible, something you can feel. To me, that's thrilling.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm blessed to have been raised in a very diverse area, with people from all walks of life. Though raised in the church, I have been exposed to many different faiths, and my decision to remain a Mormon was one that was between me and God. In my youth, I studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and I did my best to live the teachings and standards of the Church. As I did this prayerfully, I gained a personal witness from God that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true, and that God wants me to actively be a part of it. Every day, I continue to see the blessings that come into my life because of my faith. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I know that God is literally our Father, that Jesus is my personal Savior, and that He is the Savior of us all. Whenever I make a mistake (and I make mistakes every day), I know that I can move past it and continue to draw closer to God because of Jesus Christ's atoning sacrifice for us. He is our perfect example of righteous living, and He wants us to follow Him. That is why I do my very best to do the things that He would do if He were in my shoes.

How I live my faith

Right now, I'm serving as a full-time missionary for the church. As a missionary, I teach people about Jesus Christ and encourage them to do things that strengthen their faith in Him. We also teach about how God has restored precious truths that were lost for centuries: truths about our relationship with God and His plan for our eternal happiness. Missionaries perform service in the community, too. We also help out the members of the congregation where we serve. Currently, I teach the Sunday School class, which covers the New Testament this year, in my local congregation. The basic place to live your faith is in your home, and I know that the church has helped me build a foundation for my future family. It has helped me strengthen my own family, take care of my three little brothers, and support my parents, whose good example has blessed me immensely. Seeing how they live their faith has greatly influenced how they live mine: they're loving, hardworking, and always ready to help someone out. I know that when I get married and have kids of my own, I can rely on Jesus Christ and His teachings to get me through any challenge my wife and I face. That's what's great about the church--if you live its teachings, which are the teachings of Jesus Christ, you and your family will be able to overcome every obstacle that gets in your way, and you will be happy. You will know where you stand with God, and you'll know what he wants you to do.

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Quinn
We believe that helping the poor and needy is an important part of being a follower of Jesus Christ. As such, the church has a massive, worldwide humanitarian effort. In recent years, the church provided substantial aid to the people affected by Hurricane Katrina and the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti. Also, the church provides food, clean water, wheelchairs, and medical training to people in developing countries around the world. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Quinn
Absolutely. I love the Bible and its teachings. The Bible is a precious gift from God that has blessed billions of lives because it contains the word of God. All scripture, including the Bible, was written by prophets, or God's chosen messengers who direct God's people and receive direction straight from God. As we follow the teachings of the prophets, our lives will be blessed and we will draw close to God. Show more Show less