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Hi I'm Austin

I am from Utah. I am serving a mission in North Carolina. I love sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play sports, especially basketball, swimming, and paintball. I will be attending college when I get home to become a pharmacist. I am currently serving a full-time LDS mission in the North Carolina, Raleigh Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

My whole life I have seen the sadness and despair that comes from a lack of God in one's life. I have always been a the kind of person that looks out for myself and my family and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has shaped my family into people that love one another and find happiness in our lives. The values that our Church holds dear are those that will make a good person a great person. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon has changed my life and a few years ago I would not have believed it. The Book of Mormon, in conjunction with prayer, lead to a connection with our Heavenly Father that is hard to describe. The only way to find out is to read and pray about the Book of Mormon yourself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith just like most people in the Church, I go to church weekly and I participate in the activities during the week. I read the Book of Mormon every day and I ponder and pray about the things I read. I am currently serving a mission in the Raleigh North Carolina Mission and I am loving the people I meet. I live my faith by sharing it with those that do not know about it and those that want more happiness in their lives.

What is the priesthood?

Austin
Priesthood is the authority to act in God's name. It is one of the largest things that sets our Church apart from any other church. We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only church that has this authority. This may sound arrogant, but think about the facts. Not everybody in the Bible had the authority to do things ie. Jesus Christ walking for three days to be baptized of John the Baptist. John had the authority to baptize and if it wasn't required then Jesus could have gone to anybody to be baptized. The authority is only available to those who are called of God (Hebrews 5:4). Show more Show less