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Hi I'm Elder Sittman!

I grew up on the coast of Southern California, I went to college in Arizona, and now I am officially a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am serving in the Washington Kennewick Mission from August 2012 until August 2014, and I am preaching in the Spanish language. I just received my bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in May of 2012. While in college, my life used to consist of school, sports, an internship, and church activities. I am dedicated to my school work, but I also enjoy participating in triathlons and community service projects. My dream is to one day complete an Ironman Triathlon. As of now, I completed a Half Ironman triathlon in June 2012, shortly before coming on my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to live in the presence of God for all eternity, and I want to become perfect, like God (Matthew 5:48). I want to be exalted, glorified, and perfected. The only way I can become that is by living with God for all eternity, and learning from him forever and ever. I accept that I am a sinful person and that I cannot live in the presence of God without an Atoning sacrifice. I am a believer in the Atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and I know that I will not be able to reach exaltation without that sacrifice. God has given us commandments that we must live by in order become like him. I know that I cannot become like God if I do not do the things that he does, and the things that he asks me to do. My main goal and purpose in life is not to become rich, powerful, or famous. It is not become good at sports or good at my job. It is not to take vacations and travel the world. My goal in life is to become an exalted being in the presence of God. That goal is more important that anything else, and in order to get there, I must do the things God has commanded me. There is no other way. I am a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the teachings will bring me back to the presence of God.

How I live my faith

I live my life very differently than I used to. I live my life in a way that makes my Heavenly Father proud of me. Heavenly Father has asked me not to do certain things, and to always do certain things. I live my life in a manner in which I can be worthy to enter the temple of God, and that is to follow all of the commandments that Heavenly Father has given us. Those include the ten commandments found in Exodus 20, following the word of wisdom (not consuming drugs, alcohol, tobacco, tea, or coffee), living the law of chastity, paying a full tithe, and all of the other commandments God has given us. I live this way because my goal is to make it to the celestial kingdom with my father in Heaven someday. Unless I have a valient heart, and strive to follow his will each day, I will not be able to join my Heavenly Father. But right now, I know that the choices I'm making will grant me eternal life.

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Elder Sittman!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not tolerate the practice of abortion. Abortion is a serious sin in the eyes of God. If someone get's an abortion, you are depriving the life of one of God's spirit children. God gave us the ability to create children so that we could bring his spirit children to the earth to receive a body, learn, grow, and progress. Abortion's disrupt the great plan of God and is a serious sin. People can repent if they have committed an abortion, but it is considered a very serious sin. Show more Show less