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Hi I'm Parker

Born in Salt Lake and love sports espcially football and golf, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently serving a mission for the church and loving the experience. Before leaving my home and dedicating my time to missionary work, I loved sports in every way. I am a huge golfer and can't get enough college football. I'm an avid University of Utah fan. When not involved in sports I liked to hang out with my friends and just chill. I can be a bit of a nerd at times, but that's not to say I'm smart, but rather look forward to pursuing an education in computers and/or scientific research. I feel like a typical person, I love the oldies music, always seem to be interested by lasted action movie or new piece of technology and can't turn down a good cheeseburger and fries. I also love spending time with my family, they have been a great motivation and example to me in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised in the church, I have personally decided to follow in the teachings and standards. Everyone has to come to knowledge and a testimony of the church for themselves, regardless of whether they were born in the church or are converts. Therefore, I have personally come to this knowledge. It is easy to follow your parents as a child and just do the things they are doing when you are a child, but around the age of 16 I decided that I should probably find out personally if this is what I believe and what I need to do. After finishing the Book of Mormon for the first time, I prayed as we are counciled to do in the scriptures, and received the feeling that there was no way I could deny all the things that I had been taught, I felt so happy to have the teachings of Jesus Christ in my life and knew at that point that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints was the true church. Because of that answer and feeling I received I knew that it was possible for my family to be together forever, and for that, decided to serve a mission and help others receive this also.

How I live my faith

The largest way I currently live my faith is by serving a full time mission. Being a missionary means that we go out throughout the world to invite people to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and receive all the associated blessings, even an eternal family. One way that I have always followed in the faith is through the scriptures. I love reading the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, and talking about the things that I have learned. Being a youth before leaving home, I always tried to participate in the youth activities that we would have each week at the church. Going to church has always been something that I have enjoyed, and a great way each week to learn more and feel the peace and joy that can be felt at the church building. I think one of the greatest ways to live is by example, and although I haven't always been the greatest example, I try to be aware of what I am doing and to not be ashamed that I am a mormon.