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Hi I'm Mark Linford

I grew up in Southern Idaho, I love to play tennis, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 20 years old. My hobbies include playing tennis, running, hiking, watching movies, and overall just being with my friends and my family. I have four older brothers and two sisters. My parents made sure that I had a balanced childhood. Giving me the chance to play many sports and find my own interests. Currently I am a missionary for the church and love it. This coming year I plan on going to college to study business.    

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a freshmen in high school I was studying The Book of Mormon and I came a cross a verse that touched me more than any other before. The verse played over and over in my mind for weeks and off and on until the end of the school year. It is in Alma chapter 37 verse 37 it says, "Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day." I acted on what this verse says by seeking counsel from the Lord through prayer and I felt my relationship with him grow. I started recognizing how I was being directed in my life. Through that I could feel the love that my Father in Heaven has for me. In time I have learned some of this perfect plan that He has prepared for me and others. I learned how Jesus Christ is central to this plan and what that means for me. That through the Atonement of Jesus Christ I can live after this life with him and my family. I am grateful for the Gospel and the guidance it gives me in my life. I feel it move me to become a better person. To reach out to others. Giving me strength to move on when is seems that I have none. I feel it and know it to be true that is why I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - Day Saints.    

How I live my faith

Currently I am a full time missionary and I am devoting all my time and attention to the Lord. Every day I share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the people in Oklahoma. I live my faith by serving others.