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Hi I'm Garrett

I'm the first to admit that life isn't easy, I love making and listening to music, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am not the most interesting person, but there are some pretty integral pieces of my life. Music is huge, even vital to my life. Creating it, listening to it, watching others play it, recording it; I love to be involved in any way that I can. Bigger than music though, family is the thing that sutains my life and makes me happy the most. I am the youngest of 4 kids, and we are all pretty weird. We're into it though. I may be shy and standoffish at times, but I really do love talking to and helping others. I love to see another smile, laugh, or say "thank you". It just brightens my day. I'm pretty horrible at most athletic activities, but I am into any form of bicycling. I usually have some sort of camera with me so I can catch a moment or an angle that impresses me. I've grown up in southern California my whole life, and I lived in the Spokane, Washington area for two years while I was serving a mission. Surprisingly, I am not the biggest fan of the beach. I am working on that though. I am a freshmen at a local community college. Not quite sure what I want to do as a career, but I know something will come to my attention soon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but it didn't always mean something to me. I knew good things came from it, but I always thought of the possibility that it was all just a really well-disguised lie. It made my family happy, so I followed their path not really feeling any importance to myself. My parents divorced, my siblings moved away, and one of them left his faith in Christ behind and moved onto empty, worldly standards of living. Many of my close friends who had the faith that I wanted so badly in my life also stepped away from it and fell into very dark, lonely paths of existence. Drugs, drinking, and sex became much more tempting and accessible as I got older. I easily could've turned away from the gospel of Jesus Christ and never looked back, but something kept telling me that wasn't what I was to do. It took things I felt to be essential to my happiness falling out from under me to realize my life wasn't heading in a direction that I wanted. Many loving individuals from the Church held their hand out for me and helped point me in the right direction. Eventually though, I had to find the truth out for myself. I had always been told that if I wanted to find the truth, I had to to read the Book of Mormon. I didn't really understand why, but I concluded that if I wanted to know if this gospel, this way of life is what I needed, that I needed to read that book. I did. Not all of it at once, but bits and pieces. Then I remembered being taught as a kid that you need to pray and ask God is something is true. So I did, and I got an answer. I can't explain fully what I felt or what I came to know, but I can tell you this: This faith and way of life is the ONLY source of eternal happiness. I only speak the truth. The Book of Mormon and prayer is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Serving as a missionary for two years is not an easy task. It takes 100% of your time for two years, and it becomes everything you do for that time. When you return from that though, it's pretty difficult to know where to move on from that. Living your faith though is the essential part of faith. You can believe whatever you want, but unless you do it and become it nothing is going to change for you. I strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ in my daily living, even though it may seem like an impossible task to be perfect. I'm far from it, but I do my best to follow the Savior's teachings and footsteps. I ask to help others in any way that I can, in and out of Church. I love seeing people be helped, and I know that's what God wants us to do. I also try to share about the Mormon faith as much as I can, and I invite my friends and acquaintances to check out the faith for themselves. You just have to be what you believe and do something about it.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Garrett
Family is hoped to be the one place we feel the safest and loved the most, more than anywhere else in the world. Churches and congregations are only there to support the family. We are all one family in the eternal perspective. We are all children of God, and he treats us like a loving father would. We learn from his example of how he shows his love to us and we apply that to our familes and love them the same. Family is what keeps me sane, even though my siblings can frustrate me at times. Even though my family is split up into different homes, I still find the most peace when I am in the presence of my parents and siblings. I don't have to be someone else I can just be me. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Garrett
Yes, I do. If you don't believe it, find out for yourself. Ask God, not some random dude. Show more Show less