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Hi I'm Mark

I was raised in a small town in Utah. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I love to read together, and just be together. Our little girl is such a treasure. We love to play with her, make her laugh, and we love to see the twinkle in her eye when we teach her about Jesus. As for a career, I am going to college to become a high school history teacher. Some of my hobbies include hiking, singing, soccer, and eating.

Why I am a Mormon

At a young age, I began to study the scriptures on my own. I read the Book of Mormon and then asked God to know if it is true. After continued efforts to read and pray, I felt an answer in a feeling of love and peace from my Heavenly Father telling me that the book is true. This answer also taught me that Jesus is our Savior, that God called Joseph Smith as His prophet to restore His church upon the earth, and that this is God's only true church with apostles and prophets. The Book of Mormon also testifies of the truth of the Bible. Ever since that experience, I have tried to read the scriptures daily. Whenever I read God's word in the Book of Mormon, the Bible, or from prophets today I feel in my heart that they are true. I know that it is the Spirit of God telling me that the words are true. Being a member of this church brings me great joy and happiness. I find joy in serving with my family and other church members in my community. I cherish the warm feelings I had as a child Christmas caroling to neighbors and friends who expressed their thanks through sparkling eyes, smiling faces, and gifts. I remember as a youth working with cheerful church members on hot summer days to build fences and trails and to improve city parks. No one ever received a penny for their labor, but the love of God in our hearts was and ever will be our reward for living the gospel.

How I live my faith

One night, we were eating dinner with my wife's parents. Our sweet two-year-old girl started singing a a church hymn entitled "I Am a Child of God." My parents in-law were amazed she could sing every word by herself, and they love the sweet sound of her little voice. The sound of our little ones, I assure you, is the sweetest sound in the world. Whenever my daughter sings about Jesus, my heart swells with great joy. My wife and I also have the great opportunity to teach 3 and 4 aged children on Sunday. We love seeing the light in their eyes as they learn about the Savior. As well as teaching children, I believe loving the Lord and loving others is at the heart of living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I do this by keeping His commandments, speaking kind and uplifting words, being honest, virtuous and responsible. I dedicate my Sabbaths to the Lord. I put time aside for God each day to pray, read His word, remember Him, serve others and spend time with my family. I believe in being a faithful spouse and parent. The relationships that bring me the greatest joy are those with my wife and my daughter. We spend time together each evening eating dinner, talking, playing, and reading scriptures together. Every weekend, my wife and I have a date when we can spend time alone together. We have had fun date activities like playing board games, telling each other childhood stories, reading good books, and having romantic candle lit dinners. I also spend time alone with my daughter by reading, walking and playing with her. I also study at a university to prepare better to serve my family, community and nation. To show my love for others, I do my best to serve in simple ways often. I give free tutoring weekly to children who are learning English. In our neighborhood two weeks ago, my wife and I took cookies to three families. We tried our best to make sure each family knew that we care about them. I still remember how surprised one woman was when she answered the door.