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Hi I'm John

I'm a college student. I'm a husband. I'm a Mormon, and I love it!

About Me

I am a college student studying neuroscience, and hoping someday to continue on to medical school and become a surgeon. I am from Utah, and I love to go snow skiing in the winter time. I love to be outdoors and active. I completed an Olympic distance triathlon, and throughout high school I participated in many athletics teams. I love sports, backpacking, rappelling, etc. I also love to learn and I am a United States history enthusiast. I love being with friends and talking to people. I have been married to the love of my life for two years and it has been an incredible journey. I never imagined how happy marriage can make someone, especially when it's done the correct way. I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church because I have a knowledge that it is true and that it can help me become a better person. Being a member of the church brings me true happiness and it gives me a positive outlook on life. I know that if I will trust in the Lord and have faith, He will be with me and strengthen me through any trials that I go through. It is comforting to me to know that I am a son of God and that He has a plan for me and my life, and that through the gospel of Jesus Christ as restored to Joseph Smith, I can accomplish that plan and become what God wants me to be. Being a member of this church has done nothing but bring joy and peace to my life. It has always given me a place to belong, a family of brothers and sisters that are all striving toward the same goals. In this world of shifting morals and values, I have always been able to find solid ground in this gospel. I believe the Bible and the Book of Mormon when they say that all good things come from God. I have felt pure goodness come into my life from being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I know that it's from God.

How I live my faith

I served as a missionary for the church in northern New England for two years. Since returning home, I strive to serve those around me and "go about doing good" as the Savior did. I have found that the greatest way I can live my faith is by doing the small and simple things, the things that may seem insignificant at the moment, but that can end up altering the course of one's life. While there are many important ways in which we can show our faith externally, I truly feel that the greatest way to live our faith is by the example we set for others. I strive to be a light to others as Christ invited us to be. I live my faith by looking for opportunities to reach out and serve others. I believe that some of Jesus Christ's greatest attributes were humility and charity, and I strive to be like the Savior and do the things that he would do if he was standing next to me. Just as Christ taught, true faith and worship is a personal commitment. I strive to study the scriptures and strengthen my relationship with God through prayer. I also attend weekly church services, where I have an opportunity to teach and be taught from the scriptures and learn how I can become more like Jesus Christ. Living my faith truly is a form of life; it's not something that I do, it's who I am.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The only way one can really know is to ask God if it's true. That's how our whole church began to be restored, by someone asking God a question. It's like training for a race, you first have to decide that you want to do it sincerely, not for show or because you're being pressured into it. Once you set that goal, you have to make you "training schedule" and determine what you're willing to do to know if it's true. As you accomplish your goals and continue to pray about it, you will continually be preparing yourself to receive an answer. However, unlike the race analogy, our prayers are most often answered when God knows we're ready for them, not when we think we're ready for them. So be patient with Him as He is patient with us, and you will receive an answer. Show more Show less