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Hi I'm Houston

I eat cookies. I play music. I like zombies and unicorns. I like to play with fire AND I'm a MORMON!

About Me

I wish I could just take you on a journey into my brain for a little while, because that would explain it far better than these measly words can. But since that is un-possilbe (yes, un-possible!) I will do my best to explain me. I'm from the great town of Oak City! Its an awesome little town in rural Utah. I've lived in Florida, Alabama, Texas, California, and a couple of places in Utah. I'm just your slightly irregular twenty something year old kid trying to live life to the best that I can. I try to make the most of every moment. I am FASCINATED by zombies, robots, aliens, unicorns, teddy bears and all other sorts of monsters. If I was an item of clothing I would be a scarf, because no one gives the scarf enough respect, and I would promote neck warming to the whole world. I love to be around my friends and family and I'm all about having a good time. If you're not having fun what's the point? I have a red blanket. I love me some music. I like to play in bands. I've had a couple of my own. Any chance I get to play/write/listen to music, I'm there! My favorite color is purple. I LOVE COOKIES!!! I'm convinced that they are the best food ever created besides Taco Bell. I want to grow a mustache, but I can't... for now! I think it would be really cool to be a mountain man. You know? Live up in the woods and live off the land and stuff. I would totally do that! But I would have to increase my awesome level by like 20%. That pretty much sums it up. THE END!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I'm an 8th generation Mormon, there was a time that I didn't consider myself one. For the first 14 or so years of my life I was only in it because of tradition. After that I didn't want anything to do with it. I went to church only because I "had" to. However, when I was about 18 it came time for me to find out who God was and if what my parents had been telling me all this time was true. I was in one of the lowest points of my life when I decided that I needed more strength than I alone had. So one night I decided to kneel down in prayer and find out for myself if all this was real. After that I knew God was there. Later I felt prompted to read from the Book of Mormon. It didn't take me long before I knew that it was divine. My testimony was still a little shaky though. I decided the only way I would ever know for a surety that this was the true church was to surround myself in it. I decided to serve a full time mission and dedicate my life to serving God. I still had not received that burning firey witness that everyone was always talking about. Until one day about a month into my mission I was reading in 2 Nephi 33:10 which says: "And now, my beloved brethren, and also Jew, and all ye ends of the earth, hearken unto these words and believe in Christ; and if ye believe not in these words believe in Christ. And if ye shall believe in Christ ye will believe in these words, for they are the words of Christ, and he hath given them unto me; and they teach all men that they should do good." After reading that the most powerful feeling came over me and I knew with out a doubt that this was true, and I will testify to this day, nothing can take that away from me. The joy and comfort I feel in this church is unlike any other. I'm still an imperfect person, but the atonement of Jesus Christ is real. Through him I can be made clean and live with my father in heaven again.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm out preachin' the good word! I'm a full time missionary in the West Virginia, Charleston mission and it is AWESOME! I spend my time inviting others to come unto Christ and find the eternal joy that I have found. I try to be a good boy and set an example for those around me. I strive to be the best I can be and love those around me like the Savior did, even though its a struggle some times. I try to stay grounded in the gospel by going to church and reading my scriptures. I'm a work in progress, but someday I hope to be as great as my Father in Heaven wants me to be. :D

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Houston
Baptism is essential to salvation. Christ himself was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. If He, being a perfect man, having no sin to be washed away needed to baptized, then we, being imperfect and full of sin, have all the need in the world to be baptized! We are baptized by someone who holds the priesthood, or the authority to act in God's name for the salvation of his children. One who holds the priesthood has the proper authority to do saving ordinances such as baptism. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Houston
Missionaries share a message about Jesus Christ and the Restoration of his church. They will tell you the basic beliefs of the church and how you can know if what they teach is true. They give everyone the opportunity to hear and either accept or reject Jesus Christ's gospel. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Houston
Christ's church is built on the foundation of apostles and prophets (Ephesians 2:19-20). With this being the same church that Christ set up while he was on the earth, this church has 12 apostles just like it did in Jesus Christ's time. Show more Show less