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Hi I'm Christian

I wasn't born a Texan, but I got here as quick as I could. I want to be a Soldier. I love blue grass, and I love the USA.

About Me

I am a 21 year old full time mormon missionary serving in south Texas. I enjoy all things Out doors. I love camping, hiking, and anything that has to do with being outside, especially when I can bring my brothers along. I come from a bigger family of 8. I am the third of six children. I was very blessed to be raised in a home where both my parents loved and treated each other with respect. I have never heard my parents fight or even raise their voices at each other. I am a little over a year left on my mission. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a big fan of the Book of Mormon, as well as the Bible. I was born a christian, and named Christian, and I'll die a christian. I am a firm believer in Christ and his atonening sacrafise. I love missionary work. My life revolves around a missionary schedule. I spend all day every day trying to find people to teach about the Savior, and his plan. I love the people of South Texas. I have spent much of the last 2 years on a bike riding through the streets of low class america. I have seen some of the poorest places, where people lived in shacks, and filth. I have seen the best of the best, and the worst of the worst. I want to be a Marine, or at least in the armed forces. I want to fly. It doesn't really matter what at this point, but I'd love to fly jets (then again, who wouldn't?) My life has lead me to where I am right now, and the choices I make on a dialy basis are pointing me towards a bright future.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS faith, and I was never lacking when it came to accesability to the gospel. But as most people do, I took what I had for granted. I was active in my faith almost my whole life. I moved out of my parents house at 17 after finishing High School, and spent a few years trying to figure out what was right and wrong. I had been raised by good parents, so I already knew, but I didn't know I knew. As I went to other churches, and talked to people of other faiths, I came to the knowledge that I had the truth all along. There were some key people that played a big role in bringing me to that knowledge. One was a young LDS girl that I met at a summer camp. Her example and the spirit she carried had the most profound effect on my life. That was the catalist that sparked a transformation from the prodigal son, to a determined missionary. While I have been on my mission, I have come to have a greater love for Jesus Christ. The Book Of Mormon is the key to our religion, as well as to my testimony of a living and loving Savior. I know the promise that He will be with us, and comfort us is as real as these words you are reading. I know that He is there for us. All He asks is that we repent and turn our hearts to Him. The prophets have always testified of Christ, and they continue to do so. As I have searched the scriptures, I have seen my faith grow, and grow, almost to a perfect knowledge of the truth. My life has been changed as I have strived to live the teachings of the Savior. I know now that what my parents taught me as a child is the truth, and that it changes lives of those who let it. I am grateful for a personal relationship with deity, and a testimony of their love. I will forever strive to become more converted to the restored gospel of Christ.

How I live my faith

I as I have stated, I am a full time missionary for the church. I have served for about 2 years in Souther Texas. I spend all day every day out takling with people in the various cities that I work in. I have taught Sunday school lessons on many occaision, as well as speaking to the congregation as a whole. I enjoy public speaking, especially when it comes to sharing my beliefs. What I do as a missionary is teach people about Jesus Christ, and how to live the commandments. I strive to work along side another missionary, as well as local church leaders to better the lives of the people that God puts in our path. Mostly, I teach families how to overcome problems and do family centered activites that build and strengthen relationships.

Are Mormons Christians?

We believe in Jesus Christ. He is our Savior. He has saved us from the effects of sin. He is the son of God and we worship him and his father. We love Him and do all we can to follow Him. Are we Christians in the traditional sence that we believe that Jesus Christ. Yet we depart for the traditional Christians because we don't hold to the Council of Nicaea and the conclusion they came up with. As Elder Jeffery R Holland said. "So any criticism that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not hold the contemporary Christian view of God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost is not a comment about our commitment to Christ but rather a recognition (accurate, I might add) that our view of the Godhead breaks with post–New Testament Christian history and returns to the doctrine taught by Jesus Himself. We declare it is self-evident from the scriptures that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are separate persons, three divine beings, noting such unequivocal illustrations as the Savior’s great Intercessory Prayer just mentioned, His baptism at the hands of John, the experience on the Mount of Transfiguration, and the martyrdom of Stephen—to name just four" As far as a beliefe in the Savior we are as Christian as the people that walked along his side 2000 years ago Show more Show less