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Hi I'm Donovan

I'm a student, an editor, a future educator: I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Something that you've got to know about me is that I'm a fan of everything! I love the outdoors, sports of every kind, music of all genres. I also love to read a good book. I guess that makes sense though because I'm planning on going into the teaching profession. I also love to travel and see the different types of people that make up this beautiful world that we live in.

Why I am a Mormon

Actually that's a great question. You see my mom is a convert to the LDS faith and my dad believes in God but doesn't practice his belief. Growing up it seemed like I had two life experiences: one as a participator in the "Mormon" religion, and one as a non-participator. Around the age of 15 my mom began reading the Book of Mormon to me every night while I fell asleep. At 16 I began reading the book on my own and I quickly gained a testimony of its truthfulness. I remember an experience when I explained to a large group of people that if one read the Book of Mormon with earnestness of heart, it would be impossible for them to deny the truthfulness of it. I believe in God. I believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. I know that it is by Him and none other that we are saved. I have learned these things through prayer and diligent study of His word found both in the Holy Bible as well as the Book of Mormon. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I suppose I could answer this question easily if I said that I try to live God's commandments to the best of my ability. There is much that goes into living God's commandments, however, and so I'll explain. I read the Holy Scriptures for 20 minutes a day to keep myself feeling close to God and spiritually strengthened. I attend church on Sundays, but also strive to keep the Sabbath day holy by abstaining from work and other activities that take away from the special spirit of the day. I try my best to make Sunday a day different from the other days, a special day for rest and worship. In accordance with my faith, I abstain from alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco, coffee, tea, and any other substance that I deem harmful for my body's consumption (my body is a temple). I also show respect for myself, women, and the power of procreation that God has given me by abstaining from sexual activity before marriage. It is by adhering to these and other commandments that I have felt God's love for me in great abundance and experienced greater happiness than I could have ever hoped for.