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Hi I'm Geoffrey

I grew up in the Oakland, California area. I love soccer. I'm a convert. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Like stated above, I'm Geoffrey. I'm in my early 20's. I love Soccer, and Netherlands is my team! Hup Holland, as the Dutch would say. I'm one of three children, and the middle child. I love music! All kinds of music. The only music I don't like is country... nothing personal, I'm just not a fan. I love my friends and family, they mean everything to me. I'm a big anatomy fan, and will probably be a doctor one of these days. I plan on going into the Air Force for medical training. I never graduated from High school, but I do have a G.E.D. I was raised in a slightly Catholic home. When I was seventeen, I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for many reasons. I guess the biggest reason is because I've gained a greater understanding of my Savior and Father in Heaven while being one. Growing up, I can't remember a time I went to a church. Later in life, I was searching for something more. I thought there had to be more to life than just this. During this period of uncertainty, a friend invited me to learn where I could find peace and comfort from the cruel pains the world pushes on us. I was going through a really hard time, myself. I needed peace and comfort, things I hadn't felt for quite a while. I went to what is called seminary, which is a religious class in the mornings before school during the age of 14-18. There I learned about Christ and some of the things he did for me. I as well attended normal church meetings on Sunday. I eventually met with missionaries, who taught me more about Christ. They introduced me to the Book of Mormon and the idea of having a prophet on the earth. They invited me to pray and ask God if the things they had taught me were true. That night I prayed. I wasn't sure if God really existed. I didn't know if Christ was real. I, for sure, didn't think they cared about me if they did exist. So, I asked God if He was real, and if He was my Father. I asked if Jesus the Christ was His Son, and my Savior. I, as well, asked if Joseph Smith was a prophet of His. The answers I got that night are something I will never forget. I was overwhelmed with peace as I asked this last question. The Holy Ghost touched my heart and taught me through my feelings that God is my Father and loves me that Jesus is the Christ and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of His. I felt such peace that I couldn't feel worry at all. I still know to this day that God is my loving Father in Heaven. He truly does care about each and every one of His children. I know that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet, seer, and revelator of the Lord.

How I live my faith

Currently, I live my faith today as a missionary for Jesus Christ. I'm one of those guys that comes around in twos and knocks on your door. I'm in Texas, and have been since Nov. 18th, 2009. I'll be continuing missionary service until Nov. 18th, 2011. I live the principles of the gospel to the best of my ability. No, I'm not perfect, but who is? As the Savior, Himself, taught the gospel, I do too. I'm teaching all those who will listen to my voice about how they can strengthen their relationship with their Savior, Jesus Christ. I love the Lord Jesus Christ, and what better way to show Him my love than to keep His commandments? It's not always easy to live my faith. At times, especially in high school, it was hard to be the only one who was willing to live the commandments. I went to a continuation school,

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Geoffrey
 The answer to that question is, "yes." Being brought up Catholic, I was and still am much more familiar with the Bible than the Book of Mormon. I don't hold one of them above the other. They are equally the word of God, and as such, equally important to know. I love the Bible. The Bible has so many acts from the life of our Redeemer that we wouldn't know about if we didn't have it. It truly lets me see how Jesus the Christ acted and allows me to attempt to model my life after His. Show more Show less