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Hi I'm David

I am a student at BYU. I love to exercise, diet, lift weights, and body build. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student at Brigham Young University studying accounting. I love playing the guitar and making music, also love to hang out with friends. I served as a full-time missionary in the Bolivia, Cochabamba mission and loved every minute of it. I enjoy business, learning the in's and out's of it, and networking. I love to go to the gym and lift weights, diet, and work hard. Working out has been one of by hobbies for years now and it keeps me happier and lowers my stress. Learning is a huge part of my life, and I always love to learn something new, whether it be spiritual or not.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I want to be. Yes, my parents were also members of this church, but they always encouraged me that I ask God if it is what He wants me to do. One day I decided to do just that. I was 15 and I knelt down in prayer to God and asked Him if this church was the true church, and if it was where He wanted me to be. I received an answer in my heart, a very good, loving feeling that told me "yes". Since then I have never thought to part from the Church because I know that God wants me to be here, and to help others to come to this church also. I know it to be the only true church of Christ that exists, and there are so many evidences that I could share, but I know that anyone who sincerely asks of God will receive the same answer that I got.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow Jesus Christ. I always look for ways to serve Him and spread his truth around the world. I try not to be pushy about it, but I always want to invite others to know more about Christ through the Book of Mormon. I also live my faith through callings in the church. Callings are responsibilities assigned to the members. My responsibility, or calling, is Ward Mission Leader--I am over ward missionaries and I lead the missionary effort in the ward (or area). I love to read my scriptures, the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon, and I pray every day for guidance from my Father in Heaven. I know that He lives and He is there listening to my prayers and the prayers of all those who pray to Him.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

David
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the make-up of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Atonement focuses on the suffering and offering that Christ gave in our behalf to give us the opportunity to repent and become clean again. Though we do not fully understand how He did it, Jesus suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and the suffering was so great that he sweat "as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground" (Luke 22:44), Then he was betrayed and crucified where he experienced the pain of Gethsemane again. His pain was from taking on all the sins of the world and becoming a sacrifice for them so that, if we would repent we would not have to suffer as He. I love my Savior, and He is rightfully called so, for He has saved me as He has saved all mankind. As He died and was raised again so will all of us, both good and bad, be raised in the resurrection to live again. I know that because of Christ we can be clean from all our past sins and feel the weight of past guilt be lifted. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

David
The Book of Mormon is a record of an ancient people that lived here in the Americas who came over from Israel. The common misconception is that the book was written by Joseph Smith, but he only translated the book as it was written in an old language. Joseph, just as in times of old, was called of God and given the gift of translation and was able to translate this old record. The Book of Mormon was written by ancient American prophets between 600 BC to 400 AD, and is a record comparable to the Bible. Both were written by men called of God to write His word, and both have the Gospel of Jesus Christ written in them. We believe that the Lord speaks to His people and will always do so, because He loves us and desires our spiritual success. If one reads the Book of Mormon and prays to know if it is true, God will answer in their heart that it is true. Show more Show less