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Hi I'm Elder Dowda

I'm an Eagle Scout. I enjoy video games. I love my family. I am serving a 2-Year Mission in Carlsbad California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've graduated High School. Friends and Family are important to me. I am an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America program. I love fun video games. I plan to be a Mechanical Engineer. I'm serving a mission in Carlsbad California. I am good at making people laugh and trying to connect with them through my own experiences. I love music. I look for happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the gospel, but when I was very young we stopped going to church. A few years passed and my mother and sister wanted to go back to church, so they took me along. Since then my whole family and I have remained active in the church. I know how it feels to not have the gospel in my life and I am so much happier with the light of its truth in my life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ makes sense. God in all of his wisdom would never want us to be lost or confused. Everything is connected and tied together eternally. To gain the knowledge, we must seek for it. To understand it and discern truth from fiction we MUST pray. Without that vital communication between God and His children we would all be lost and without direction. The Atonement of Jesus Christ makes it so I can be clean when I make a mistake. It is the Answers and Love I receive that make me move forward.

How I live my faith

I try to live my religion in all the things I do. In church, one of my responsibilities is to set up the sacrament each Sunday for the congregation. I make a point of telling my fellow classmates that I am LDS. I also try to talk to them about what I believe. If they are interested, I'll try to share wiith them what I believe but sometimes people are surprised that I am a semi-normal, happy teenager, and also a Mormon. I believe that I should live my religion in all aspects of my live, including online. Even if I'm not noticed of even liked by anyone, I know that I am still doing the right things.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Elder Dowda
We believe the purpose of life is to gain a body, learn the difference between right and wrong, choose the right, have a family, learn everything we can, and show God that we are willing to be obedient, so when we die we can live with God again. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Elder Dowda
The Book of Mormon was written between 600 B.C. and 400 A.D. by Prophets called of God that were commanded by Him to come to the Americas. The prophets recorded their prophecies, teachings, and experiences as their people grew as a nation. The prophets tell and write of Christ who will come, does come, and visits them after his Resurrection. Through the Power of God, Joseph Smith was able to translate these records that the prophets wrote. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Elder Dowda
The Word of Wisdom is simply our Heavenly Father's plan to keep us healthy. He loves each of us and wants us to be happy. Show more Show less