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Hi I'm William

I'm from Seattle, I'm a computer engineer, I'm 19, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being outside. I love getting in the outdoors then not worrying about time, school, work, or anything else and just exploring. I love being in the beauty of nature, and harnessing what it has to offer. I also love to create things that are fun and useful which is why I study computer engineering. The satisfaction of having a problem then creating something to solve that problem is just amazing! Someday I hope to have a happy, successful family, and live in a place where I can continue to enjoy being outside and being creative. 

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I continue to be a Mormon is because being a Mormon makes me happy! When I live the principles that I learn in the church, I receive blessings of happiness and comfort. I know that no matter what happens to me, God has a plan for me and that plan will not fail if I trust Him. I know that everything God asks us to do is for our benefit, and that if we trust Him, He will bless us with comfort, peace, and happiness. This has always been true 100 of the time for me, and I know it will be for anyone who trusts God enough to obey him. That is why I'm a Mormon. I prayed to know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is really the true church of Christ on the earth, and I got that same peaceful, comforting feeling in my heart that comes when I obey God's commands. I know beyond words that this is Christ's church. That is why I am a Mormon. 

How I live my faith

I'm currently a missionary serving in Alabama, and once I receive my visa, I'll be a missionary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's a great opportunity for me to spread the message of the gospel that I love, and to help others be happier by sharing it with them. Before my mission, I taught multiple church classes ranging from the 4-year old children classes to some of the Sunday School classes for my peers at college. I have also led multiple youth groups and organized events as a church member and as a member of the Boy Scouts of America. 

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

William
As we see in the Bible, many of the apostles we read of became Apostles after Christ's crucifixion, for example Matthias Acts 1 v. 21-16, James see Acts 12 v. 17 Acts 15 Gal. 1 v.19, Paul Acts 14 v. 14, and Barnabas Acts 14 v. 14. Having 12 Apostles is an essential part of the structure of Christ's true church.  The 12 Apostles today perform the same functions that the original 12 in Christ's ancient church performed. Just as in that ancient church, the 12 Apostles today have the needed power and authority to direct the church through divine revelation just as did the original 12.   Show more Show less