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Hi I'm Patrick

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music and film--I play guitar and you're gonna want me on your team if you're playing movie trivia :) I am also after nearly ten years as a tile setter, returned to school. My wife and I were recently married and we enjoy working on our house that we recently purchased together (it kinda needs it...).

Why I am a Mormon

Well, there's why I'm a Mormon and then there's why I'm a Mormon. Let me explain. To answer your first question, I was raised Mormon. I come from a Mormon heritage of pioneers who came across the plains to become some of the first settlers of the Utah valley. Both of my parents were raised Mormon and I in turn grew up in a Mormon household. I even served the church as a missionary. That is why I am a Mormon. The reason why I'm STILL a Mormon is that although being raised in a Mormon household, I have too strong of a will to live my life a certain way simply because of recommendation, tradition or by trusting in the beliefs of those closest to me. I had to know for myself if it was worth committing to for the rest of my life and important enough to teach my children the same principles and values that were instilled in me as a child. I took the time to find out for myself if these things were true. Often I realized this through sincere study and prayer; but it seemed just as often that I found the Gospel to be true through the many trials and obstacles of my life. It was during these times that the principles that I had been taught as a child on were finally realized upon reflection and I know that without these trials, I would never have gained the knowledge and understanding of the Gospel that I have now. I know that Christ's teachings are true and I am grateful for his example to live by found in the scriptures. I invite you to learn as I have through study and prayer that the Book of Mormon is true--that like the Bible, it is a witness of Jesus Christ, and by following the counsel found in it's pages we can know God and His love for us. I am proud to be a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints and that you call me a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by incorporating Christ's teachings in how I go about day to day and look to Christ as my example. Although I may often fall short, I try to be humble, kind and loving towards others. Christ also asked us to follow his example in having charity for others. To be charitable is to seek out those that are suffering and to bless them however best you can. I also consider Christ's ministering to his disciples and those that came to learn. Christ spoke with conviction in everything he taught, but he never forced conversion. Those that were prepared and touched by the Spirit came to him just as we all must. When talking to others about the gospel, I try to educate as best I can of what I believe and rely on the Spirit to work on their hearts.