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Hi I'm Allen

I was raised in Wyoming, I find golf relaxing, I think Minneapolis is the classiest city in the USA, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in a small town in Wyoming. I am by no means a cowboy, and could possibly be the only "Wyomingite" who doesn't know how to ride a horse. I attend the University of Wyoming and participate in intramural sports such as basketball, golf, wallyball, and ping pong tournaments. I grew up as the underprivileged middle child, and that is when I learned that life is not always fair. I enjoy duck hunting, snowboarding, and snow machining......but not all at the same time.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I've had my questions answered! I call the Book of Mormon my "Little Book of Answers", because no matter the question I have, or the mood that I'm in, the Book of Mormon provides me with the answers and brightens my day. I've felt the emptiness that comes when you feel alone and lost, and those are not feelings that I wish for anyone. The church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints has provided me with direction. It has taught me that there can be more than just momentary happiness, followed by despair and guilt. God wants us to experience joy in this life, and the Mormon Church has taught me that joy comes from keeping the commandments. 

How I live my faith

I live my faith by never being complacent. I've learned to recognize that there is always room for improvement. God loves us just the way we are, but he loves us to much to leave us that way. I live my faith by doing the basics of reading my scriptures, saying my prayers and going to church. And by doing those basics it allows Jesus Christ to work in my life. When we choose to follow Jesus Christ there is no room for laziness. 

What is the priesthood?

Allen
 The Priesthood is the power to act in the name of God. It is the same authority that Christ used to perform miracles. It is also the same authority that Christ gave to His apostles to carry on his church. The Priesthood is essential to bind things we do on earth in heaven. i.e. baptism marriage etc.  Show more Show less