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Hi I'm Connor

I like basketball, boating, and having fun. I'm a student, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in Canada in a family of seven. I love sports of all kinds, but I grew up playing mainly basketball and volleyball. I love boating and doing anything at the lake, especially hanging around with friends and family around a camp fire. Family is really important to me. I study sciences in college because they have always captivated my interest, especially learning about the human body and how it works.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for many reasons. I originally lived the teachings found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because that's what I was raised with. Both my parents have been members of the church for their entire lives, so naturally I followed their example. As I grew older I noticed that a lot of the things I learned from church made sense to me. I noticed that by living the teachings of the gospel, you could avoid a lot of the pains and heartaches that we encounter in life. I also enjoyed the loving atmosphere at church of being surrounded by great people and great examples. I had so many great experiences growing up in the church. Now I am a Mormon because of those reasons I have just mentioned, and many more. Through the choices I have made, I have found that living the gospel of Jesus Christ brings me real lasting happiness, and when I have chosen contrary to those teachings, I wasn't as happy. You can have fun doing a lot of different things, but only certain things in life will bring true joy and peace into your life, and I find that to be living the gospel and standards taught by Christ found in this church. Another major reason for why I am a Mormon is because I have read the Book of Mormon. There is a promise given from God that if you read that book with a sincere heart, real intent, and a faith in Christ, and ask God in prayer if it is true, that He will answer your prayers by giving you feelings of joy and peace and an assurance that the book is really inspired scripture from God. That leads one to know that this church is the true church of Christ. I put that promise to the test, and I didn't receive my answer right away, but it did come. The more I learn about the church, the more privileged I feel to be a part of it. I'm a Mormon because I feel like it helps me reach my potential. That doesn't always mean that it's easy, but it is what I feel is best for me.

How I live my faith

I strive to learn more about God and His teachings every day by studying the scriptures and praying. I go to church every week to learn more there as well. I try to treat others as I would like to be treated. I live my faith by striving to live the teachings of Jesus Christ, which includes loving/helping/serving others. I try to be a good example of a follower of Christ to those around me, which is always a work in progress. I live my faith willingly because it brings me real joy and encouragment, especially during the hard times of life.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

I once was a Mormon missionary, so I had the opportunity to meet with many people in their homes. Typically when they meet with someone they share with you about Jesus Christ and why He is important in all of our lives. They will also teach you about where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints came from, how it started, and some of the fundamental doctrines of the church. They don't have a structured lesson, so they are willing to teach according to the questions that you have. The ideal meeting would be answering questions, or helping you to know where to find answers to questions that you have about the Church or Jesus Christ, or anything related to that. Show more Show less