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Hi I'm Parker

I grew up in Arizona. I'm an outdoors man. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have spent most of my life outdoors wandering in the woods, hiking, fly fishing, and rock climbing. I have played the trombone for several years and played tennis in High School and college. I went to college in Virginia. I am currently a missionary in the Washington Spokane Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS Church, but that is not the reason I have stayed. I have stayed because this is the only church I have come across that consistently has answers to all my questions that make sense. And through the trials in my life, I have seen that when I try to follow the teachings of Christ, my life goes better. And the LDS Church is the church of Christ. I follow him through my commitments in the Church.

How I live my faith

Currently, I live my faith by devoting two years of my life to serving my Heavenly Father and my fellow man. I am on what is called a mission, during which my time will be devoted entirely to preaching the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and serving others' in whatever way I can. For the rest of my life, however, I live my faith by striving to keep the Lords commandments. I attend church on Sunday and keep the rest of the day holy. Scripture study and daily prayer are a part of my daily routine. And I continue to look for opportunities to help those around me in whatever way I can.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Our purpose here in life is to have joy and prove ourselves to our Heavenly Father. He gives us the gift of freedom so we can choose to follow him or not. As we follow Him, He blesses us with lasting joy and happiness. Ultimately we are to use this freedom to gain experience and become like Him, and form an eternal family whose relationships will last forever. Show more Show less