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Hi I'm Griffin

I was born and raised in Southern California. I like playing racquetball and I love computers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love computers. I fix them, I make money on them, I play games on them, and I build them. The technology behind a computer and the infrastructure that supports the internet make computers pretty amazing things. I also love things that make light. Flashlights, laser pointers, glow in the dark objects, and vials of tritium all make me happy. After graduating High School in 09' I went to the LDS college in Utah that I'm not allowed to name for 2 full semesters. Absolutely loved it. I declared my major in Bio but have only worked on GE classes so far. I want to eventually be a medical student and be an anaesthesiologist. After those two semesters I came home and had dual lateral release surgeries on my knees. The recovery time for the surgeries was a full year and after that period ended I turned in my papers and left on my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love the things that we believe in. They just make sense. Having a Father in Heaven who loves us makes everything work out. He is completely fair. Everyone who doesn't have a chance to receive the gospel on earth will have a chance at hearing it in the afterlife. They will then have the opportunity to either accept or reject the gospel. No-one is going to be condemned just because they didn't have the chance here on earth to hear the gospel. Nor are people not of our faith going into a place of endless misery and woe. Near everyone on this earth will go to an eternal kingdom of glory. I love that doctrine. I'm also a firm believer in the rules that the church has set forth for its' members. I know that these rules were made for our benefit and I also know that I am a better person because of my obedience to said rules. I know that many people find these rules as restrictive. I'll be honest. I was born and raised in the church. I was born into a family that followed the rules so I don't really know what it's like to not have them. But I can tell you that once you understand why the rules are there they become something that you want to follow. Once you want to follow them you're set. You know that they make you a better person!

How I live my faith

I never really had any difficult callings (or work/volunteer assignments from the church) that required a ton of my time. I was at one point the assistant Stake emergency preparedness coordinator. I obtained my ham radio license and held weekly meetings for all those who were certified. The purpose of those meetings was to prepare the ward (or the church members in the surrounding area) in case of any emergencies. It was a fun calling. I also attend church every Sunday. Going to church with family and friends to worship is a great way to end the week. You get spiritually fed and are also able to rest from your physical labors.

What do Mormons believe about family?

The family is the most important "social unit" on this earth and in the life to come. Our church strongly advocates activities that strengthen home and family, such as family activities. When the family is strong its' members are strong. We also believe that families are eternal. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ we can be with our families forever. The same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there. We don't go to heaven to be automated and perfected robots. We will still have the same quirks and personality traits that we have in this life in heaven. The only difference being it will be coupled with eternal glory. It will be an amazing time! Show more Show less