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Hi I'm Greg

I love the outdoors, I'm an offroad enthusiast, I'm a natural bodybuilder, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of 7 children. I was born and raised in Ammon, Idaho and have been blessed to have many opportunities to explore the great outdoors in Idaho. One of my passions in life is physical fitness and I love being able to use this wonderful body that has been created in my heavenly Fathers image. I have grown up in the lds faith and it has blessed my life tremendously. I am a generally quiet person but I am by no means shy. The things I care most about are my family, friends and my relationship with my savior. I have faced many challenges in my life but thankfully the lord has never given me more than i can handle and he has always strengthened my back so that it may be sufficient to carry the load he has given me. I have many friends that are members of the lds faith and many that aren't and so I have been able to see the difference that the gospel of Jesus Christ has made in how they live. I am currently serving a full time mission. My life has changed through seeing the gospel change the lives of others and there is nothing I would rather be doing than serving my Lord for two years.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that the lds church is the same church that Christ himself established when he was here upon the earth. Jesus Christ and God The Father appeared to a young boy named Joseph Smith and revealed to him that none of the churches on the earth at that time were true. Later in his life Joseph was called to be a prophet and through him the Lord caused a restoration of truth to take place. The same authority that Jesus Christ gave to His apostles has been restored to the earth and its through performing ordinances with this authority or Priesthood that we, God's children may return to live in his presence. Sacred ordinances such as baptism are where we make promises to God and He makes promises to us and so we are able to form a contract with him that allows us to recieve all the blessings He has in store for us. When it all comes down to it I'm a Mormon because I have recieved a divine witness through the Holy Ghost that the church and everything the church teaches is true!

How I live my faith

I live my faith through simple obedience. God has given all of us commandments and its living these commandments that makes us free. Even though I constantly fall short, I try to live a Christlike life and this includes following Christ's example of serving others, teaching his gospel, and living the best life that i possibly can. I'm a sinner and so I must repent daily in order to align myself with where God wants me to be. And of course it is my faith in His son Jesus Christ that moves me to recognize my shortcomings and repent. I do my best to live up to the promises that I have made to God through the covenant of baptism and I always strive to remember what it is He expects of me. Life is hard and so I constantly rely on the Holy Spirit that God has given me as a gift, to lead and guide me through the many decisions I have to make. Also I keep on living the way I know I should and I prepare myself for what God has in store for me.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Greg
Members of the church who serve missions are expected to pay their own way. This is done by paying a set amount to the church and from there the church is able to use the funding to support the missionaries in the most economical way according to the different needs of missionaries around the world. Missionaries do not work for money instead they are to devote all their time and energy to serving the Lord Jesus Christ and helping others find the joy that comes from having a strong relationship with Christ Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Greg
We know that all of us can be saved through the grace of Jesus Christ. Grace is an enabling power. It enables us to become clean of our sins and return to God's presence through our living of the Gospel of Jesus Christ which includes exercising faith in Christ, repenting of our sins, being baptized, recieving the gift of the Holy Ghost and doing all we can to be like Christ. Grace does not free us from responsibility but rather it gives us the divine strength from Jesus Christ to cleanse ourselves through his blood that he shed for us. His grace is sufficient for all of us but we must make the continual choice to repent and constantly live the way he would have us live. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Greg
The Lord has commanded us that we are to repent and have faith on his name. He also teaches us that the first fruits of repentance is baptism. It is by being baptized in addition to receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost that one becomes a member of Christ's Church. In order to be baptized by one holding God's authority you must first confess and forsake your sins as well as witness before one of the Savior's chosen servants that you are worthy. The pathway that Christ walked is the exact one that he has commanded us to follow, but this is not easy. This is why he has provided missionaries to be guides to sincere seekers of the Kingdom of God. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Greg
This is The Church of Jesus Christ and thus he is the one who chooses the prophet. After a prophet passes away then the most senior apostle becomes the prophet. God raises up whom he wants to be the prophet and places them in a position to become such. It is in this way that God controls whom his prophet will be instead of a council of man or any other earthly means. Show more Show less