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Hi I'm Lance

I'm a missionary. I love the piano. I'm a huge BYU fan (therefore) I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Moved from Iowa when I was 7 to Oregon. So I consider myself an Oregonion. Yes, that's what we're called. Started taking piano when I was five, quit, started up on my own again, and now I love to compose, especially hymn arrangements. Currently, I'm serving a full-time 2 yr mission in Texas. It is hot. Like, it now feels cool to me when it's 90 degrees. Might need a light jacket. Went to school for a yr before I left. Had a blast. Fell in love with Ultimate Frisbee. I love to dance (hip hop and ballroom), listen to music, write, and spend time with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it's true. It just is. I was born a Mormon and I'm extremely grateful for that blessing that I've had my whole life. But that doesn't mean I didn't do that steps that I invite people to do everyday as a missionary. Come to church, Read the Book of Mormon. Pray to know if it is true. Church, Read, Pray. CPR. I can't say that I've ever had a spectacular vision. Though sometimes something I am pondering about, something I read in the scriptures or hear in church strikes a spiritual chord deep inside and my mind and soul are enlightened with a beautiful revelation, "This is true. I know it's true." I know God has answered my prayers through a quiet assurance - peace. Don't tell me that doesn't come from God. The knowledge of the truth has come mainly from living it. From applying the things I learn and seeing the fruit; seeing the blessings. There is an awesome power that comes from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in His true church.

How I live my faith

Right now I live my faith by sharing it. That's why I chose to be a missionary. But even before, I always strove to be a good example. I love the words shared in a recent general conference. "Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary use words." Through my actions I hope to quietly demonstrate that I believe in Christ. But I will tell you with words and I will invite you to come closer to Christ if the opportunity presents itself. And right now, I'm actively searching for that opportunity.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Lance
Obviously God created our bodies and so He knows what is best for them and what is not. I believe that God gives commandments to prophets and we in turn can choose to obey those commandments or not. For me personally, I don't drink alcohol, coffee, or tea because God revealed through a prophet that we should not. If the prophet said no red M&Ms, then I wouldn't eat those either regardless of scientific study. Call that blindness if you want. I call it faith. Show more Show less