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Hi I'm James Densley

I'm a missionary, I love Wisconsin and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is James and I love my life. I don't really remember what I like to do because I have been on my mission for a while. But I'm pretty sure before my mission I surfed and snowboarded a lot. I also played football, basketball and ran track. I love music. I studied Music Education at BYU-Idaho, and music has made my life what it is. I love being able to perform, teach, experience and appreciate music in as many ways as I can. Luckily, it was one of the few things from my former life that I could take with me on my mission. I grew up in Washington State in a little place called Shelton. I loved it there. I also have two webbed toes on each foot...I guess that's it about me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because it makes logical and spiritual sense to me. Logically it makes sense to me that a boy in his 20's, with the equivalent of a 3rd grade education, could not have just written a book that contains complex timelines and stories and accounts of three major ancient civilizations that cross reference with, and support all accounts and doctrines of the Bible, answers the questions of the soul, and fulfill Old and New Testament prophecies, in 90 days. It cannot be done. It couldn't be done today with a team of people armed with the latest writing technology and PHD's. It makes sense spiritually because everything God promises in the Bible about how we will feel when something is from Him is how I feel about the Book of Mormon. I know where I came from and I know where I am going. I also know what I need to do to get to where I want to be. There are no aspects of life where I have been left to my own to figure out what to do. The Lord doesn't work that way. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it provides me with the answers. It provides me with the help I need, and it gives me the opportunity to accept that help.

How I live my faith

One of the great blessings of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and then living your faith, is that everyone around you knows who you are. I was the "mormon kid" in high school. It worked wonders for me. Not only did people come to me and ask me questions and give me EASY opportunities to share the gospel, but it saved me from so much heartache. I never really got asked to drink or party or do drugs...and I know what you might be thinking....no it wasn't because I didn't have any friends! It's simply because people knew what my answer would be. I however will not pretend to be a picture perfect saint. I made my fair share of major life mistakes that still have effects today, but the thing is...I know the answers. I know what I need to do to be healed. I choose to preach the gospel, to keep the commandments as best as I can, to repent when I sin, and try and be better because I know that THAT is the only smart thing to do. I love being a missionary, and I'm pretty sure that no young man has loved their mission as much as I love mine. It has taught me how to be a member of God's church, and how to live the smart and happy way. It is hard being a member of His church, but it must've been hard being the Savior of the world, and everything we do is to be done after His example. So I live my faith by trying to follow that example. I mess up a lot, but I keep trying.

Are Mormons Christians?

James Densley
I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It's not the Church of Joseph Smith or the Church of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is the evidence that Mormon's are Christians. If the Book of Mormon is true, then it means that Joseph Smith was a true prophet called of God. If Joseph Smith was a true prophet, then the gospel of Jesus Christ really was restored through him. If the the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored through a real prophet of God, then that is what is on the earth today. The gospel of Jesus Christ. And THAT is what I live as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints. Show more Show less