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Hi I'm Sam

I'm a wrestler, I'm a drummer, I'm a missionary, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of seven. Five boys, one mom, and one dad. I'm number three. I've grown up in the same place for pretty much my whole life. I love to travel and have been from one end of the country to the other. right now I’m in Texas, but I don't know where I’ll end up to start my family. When I was two years old my younger brothers were born (twins) and one of them had a lot defects at birth. Doctors said he wouldn't live longer than a few weeks. He's 18 years old now. Growing up I took care of him a lot. Watching over someone like him taught me a lot about how God sees Handicapped people, and how much they need our love. After my brothers were born, I spent nearly every weekend with my Grandmother until I was almost through Jr. High School. My parents and Grandparents taught me to be well rounded and as a result, I now have no idea where to go in life! I love everything! I've dabbled my fingers into almost every hobby our pastime you can think of. My favorites are Woodworking, Metalworking, Music of all kinds, Theater, Sports, Video Games, Movies, Dance, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Rock climbing, Drawing, and Reading. If I had to narrow my desires to one thing, it would be creating. I'm really good at making things, and then playing with them! If I can get a degree in that, that's what I’ll do!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When I turned 15 I started to rebel in heart against the things I was learning and living. I didn't know they were true, but at the same time I could reason them away. So I kind of floated through the motions with only half a heart at any given time. It's a wonderful and unique opportunity for 19 to 26 year olds in the church to serve for two years or 18 months as a missionary. This is what I’m doing now. At 15 I’d decided I didn't want to serve a mission for the church. It was scary and I’d never been on my own, but most of all I just didn't want to. That changed when I was 17. I had never read the Book of Mormon all the way through before, and so I didn't really know it very well. One day I sat down to read a little bit and study from the Book of Mormon. This wasn't normal for me by the way. If I was ever reading a book, it wasn't scripture. I'd heard that a good technique to studying the word of God was to pray and ask a question first. So I did. For a reason unknown to me, I ask Heavenly Father if I should serve a mission. I flipped between pages trying to find a verse that stood out to me. I found one. As I read it, I felt in my heart that I needed to serve; that God had a work for me to do. From that point forward, I changed my attitude to mirror the change that had happened in my heart. I started reading the Book of Mormon for the first time through in June of 2009. I finished it for the first time in December 2009, while I was a missionary in Texas. I've since read it through twice more, and I'm pluggin away at the Bible. I prayed for a witness of its truthfulness and divinity every time. And every time, Heavenly Father answered my prayer. I know now that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. That’s why I’m a Member of this church. Because it's true.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm a full time missionary for the LDS Church. I've given Two years of my life and Education and employment and Family time and Leisure time and all other time to teach people how to receive answers from God and Repent of their sins. I love being a missionary, and when I go back home I’ll continue to help those around me to feel the love of God in their lives. Wherever I go I am an example of what we believe and know is truth. I don't Smoke, I don't Drink, I don't do drugs, and I've kept myself virtuous for my future spouse. I don't hate anyone. I get really frustrated with life sometimes, but I know that people are inherently good inside. So I don't judge them. At least I try not to! I'm not without flaws, but I quickly repent of any wrong doings. And yes, the people I wrong know that I repent because I reconcile with them. As I should. I try not to hurt anyone, and try to help as much as I can. I try to treat others the way God would treat them. I’m sincere in what I believe and I’ll never deny it. And what I believe in is Love.