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Hi I'm Donovan

I grew up in Utah. I love Anatomy. I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Payson Utah, and have lived all throughout most of Utah County. My family ancestors are German, English, Swedish, and Dutch as far as I understand. I love my family, and I love to spend time with them. As a family we enjoy Snowmobiling, Four Wheeling, walking the mountian trails in Utah, Barbeques, and anything else that is wholesome and allowes us to spend time together. I love to study the Anatomy and Physiology of the human body. I hope to go to college and study these things and do something for my career in the medical world. It's something I am passionate about. I also love music. Since I was very little, I remember I've always enjoyed music. I would like to be able to play the Piano, Guitar, and the Violin Someday. Those two things, Music and Anatomy, are the two things I want to learn more about in school.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received an answer to my prayers. I was born into the church with my parents being members, but I eventually had to understand for myself that this church was really the Savior's church on the earth. I prayed and asked God if this was really what it was supposed to be, and if this was really Jesus Christ's church on the earth, restored through Jesus Christ himself by calling a modern day prophet. I recieved an answer. It didn't necessarily come all at once, but at the moment that I prayed I was visited with a peaceful, clear, and joyful feeling. As I trusted this answer and continued to pray and move forward, the feeling grew inside me, and I eventually knew without a doubt that this is God's church for all his children on this earth. I know it was the Holy Ghost speaking to my spirit and helping me to feel the authority and truthfulnes of this Church, and of the prophet Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as I strive to do according to the Savior's teachings. I read daily from the scriptures, I continue to pray, and seek to come close to him by keeping his commandments. I love the Savior, and I want to be like him.

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

Donovan
Yes, we believe that because God loves us today, as well as He has loved his children in the past, He has called another prophet in our day and time to guide us as Moses did the Israelites. Joseph Smith was the first man in our day to be called as a prophet in 1805, and since then God has called men to fill this sacred calling. Today, God's chosen prophet is President Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Donovan
We believe that we are saved ultimately through Grace, which is the enabling power of Jesus Christ. He is our Savior. If We could do it on our own then we wouldn't need a savior, and the scriptures teach that, "All have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God." Romans 3:23 We know that it is only through Jesus Christ that we can be saved. We are, however, accountable to God for what we do in this life, and for the thoughts and intents of our hearts. We choose to bring His grace into our live by striving to do the right thing. As we seek to do all we can to keep the Lord's Commandments, and the covenants we make with him through baptism and similar ordinances, despite our imperfections, we will have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost, and be able to stand in his presence. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Donovan
We know that we were all at one time with God our Heavenly Father spiritually before we came to this earth in the flesh. We were all his spirit children, and part of his heavenly family. Our Heavenly Father has a body of flesh and bone, and He knew that for us all to have the most joy we would need to aquire physical bodies as well, and go through an experience in mortality here on earth. The family here on earth is an extention of God's family, and we experience some of our greatest joy and happiness in our own family's. Even though some times are hard, we know that our individual circumstances are known to God, and that He has given us our families for our greatest source of support and growth here in mortality. Through the family associations in this life we can learn from each other, love and support each other, and grow together in coming closer to our Father in Heaven and returning to live with him again some day. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Donovan
We believe that the purpose of this life is to have joy, and to prepare to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. Our Heavenly Father wants us to become like him, and enjoy all the blessings that he enjoys. This life is a place where we can learn and gain experience. We can learn the difference between good and evil and make choices between the two. We can also gain a physical body and form family relationships that we can have for the rest of eternity. As we progress and choose to live righteously we can eventually return to our Father in Heaven and live eternally with him forever. Show more Show less