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Hi I'm Colton

I'm from Montana and I am learning Spanish in California and I have a HUGE Family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am now serving in the California Fresno Mission and I'm loving it! Its really hard at times and really busy, but I love it. I am learning Spanish, which is awesome! I am from Montana (the best place ever) and I have 7 brothers and 3 sisters. My hobbies include music (Drums, singing, guitar), swimming and being outdoors. I am excited for what the future holds and I have hopes of doing big things and making this world a better place. I can't wait to have a family of my own and to be a father. I believe that to be one of the greatest callings I will have in this life. I love to just hang out and talk to my friends and I always love meeting and getting to know new people.

Why I am a Mormon

This Gospel is just amazing. I have grown up in the church so its always been in my life but I still had to find out for myself if it is true. I have always wanted to serve a mission, and when I was about 17 I decided that I was going to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. So that's what I did. I received an answer, though not like Joseph Smith did, but it was a feeling I had. It was the feeling from the Holy Ghost telling me that it was true. I had heard so much about the Holy Ghost and I thought I knew what it felt like, but not until I felt it like this. I still had struggles after that, and I still do today. But this I know now, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It is another testament of Jesus Christ. It was translated by Joseph Smith by the power and gift of God. There is no doubt in my mind of the Divinity of this book. I know it is real and because i know that i know that Joseph Smith is a prophet and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church on the earth today with the Authority of God called the Priesthood. The only way to know this like I have is by finding out for yourself if it is true. I know how this gospel has blessed myself and my family and I want everyone to have all of the blessings that God has in store for them. I am a missionary not because I'm trying to find this out for everyone, but to give them a chance to find out for themselves and to help them to come to the knowledge of the truth. I encourage all who read this to pray and find our for yourselves.

How I live my faith

I live it by putting my faith in Jesus Christ everyday by being a missionary and by being an example for those around me. I believe that the more we show those around us our faith, and our willingness to follow what we know is true, they will be curious as to why we are so happy with that.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Colton
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is very simply the key to entering back into the presence of God. Though this is a simple answer, we really don't know how it is possible or what exactly happened. What I do know is how it helps me. Christ suffered for all of our sins, iniquities, pains, and sorrows. He did this so that he can help us through these times. He loves us and he doesn't want us to have to go through anything alone. And we don't. He is always there. As I have kept the commandments of God and have done everything to be a better person and to do what Christ has done, his spirit is with me and I am never alone. Show more Show less