Hi I'm Grant
I'm a Mormon.
I like to think that I am the type of guy you would like to be around. I am outgoing and optimistic. I currently reside in Colorado. I recently moved from Texas to escape the heat and to be closer to the things that I love. I love being outdoors, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, swimming, and tennis. As of July 2011, I am a father. My wife of (then) 3 years and I had our first child. It was a very emotional and touching experience. That experience strengthened my understanding that we truly are sons or daughters of a loving Heavenly Father. We are here on earth for s specific reason (search this website for more information regarding God's plan for you that we call the Plan of Happiness). I am a college graduate and work in the financial industry.
I am a Mormon because it helps me become more like our Savior Jesus Christ. Being a Latter-Day Saint/Mormon is part of who I am; it's a personal choice and lifestyle. In a world filled with moral decay, divorce, and uncertainty, being a Mormon fills me with hope, joy, and direction. It makes me better in every aspect of my life: as a husband, father, employee, and friend. It answers questions such as, "Why am I here?"; "What is my purpose on earth?"; and "Where do I go after I die?" I was born into a Mormon family and had a great childhood experience. Now that I am a father, I know that as I face challenges and problems just like everyone else, I can rely on my Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the original true church of Christ that was once lost and is now fully restored. I believe that the LDS church is the only true church on earth today with the true authority of God (known as the priesthood). Through this authority, I can participate in sacred covenants with my Heavenly Father in preparation to return to live with Him someday. I do believe in a modern day prophet and 12 apostles. This knowledge makes all the difference in the world.
I strive to keep myself spiritually strong through daily scripture study and personal prayer. I have also found that family scripture study is very edifying and fortifying for our family. I also visit several families from our local church community on a monthly basis and share an uplifting message. You become part of a family when you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint. You are suddenly part of the Mormon network. That, in itself, is an incredible blessing. I was recently asked a question from a colleague after explaining to him some of our fundamental beliefs. He said, "Oh, so you guys are pretty much just like every other church?" I hope that as you investigate our beliefs, you will discover that we are different. If you have ever attempted a jig-saw puzzle, you know it's hard to see the image if you are missing a lot of pieces. We believe we are the only church that has all of the puzzle pieces and that pieces that were once lost have been restored (ref. restoration of the gospel on this site). We invite you to bring all of the good from your church and let us add more to that. Let us show you lost pieces that will make your purpose here on earth and thereafter clear and wonderful to understand. This religion brings me purpose and joy. It's so wonderful that I try to share it with others (as do our missionaries). That is why I may have handed you a card, a magazine, or a book. I wish you the same joy that I have.