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Hi I'm Morgan

I'm Morgan. I love running, photography, cooking, and traveling.

About Me

I'm currently a full-time missionary serving in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission! I absolutely love this time I have to share the joy I find because of and through the Savior, Jesus Christ, and His gospel with the people around me. Before my mission, I attended Brigham Young University in Rexburg, Idaho, studying Health Science. I'm fascinated by the human body and all of the amazing things it can do! I'm planning to have a career in the medical field after my mission. I'm particularly interested in anesthesia or pediatric nursing. One of my favorite things to do is see the world. I haven't had the opportunity to do a whole lot of traveling, but I did spend part of a semester studying abroad in many European countries! I think my favorite place I've ever seen is Holland. The people are incredibly friendly and the landscape is absolutely breathtaking! I thing I love most about travelling is spending time with my family. We love Disneyland and San Diego, California the most! I have three younger brothers, one of which has a genetic disorder called Lesch Nyhan Syndrome. His disabilities are primarily physical, as he is in a wheelchair, but he's just like any other 17 year old boy at heart!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know this is the only church where we can find the complete truth--the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as He taught during His earthly ministry. This is the only church where God has authorized representatives to act in His name through the priesthood. I know Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the very Savior and Redeemer of the world! I know without a doubt that He lives! He loves each one of us more than we can comprehend. I know that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father who sent us to Earth for specific divine purposes. He has a plan for me, and I feel His influence in my daily life. I would be completely lost without my knowledge of the Atonement! I enjoy so many blessings when I try to emulate the perfect example of Jesus Christ in all I do. I am so grateful to have a living prophet of God on the earth today, Thomas S. Monson, who leads Christ's church and acts as God's mouthpiece. I know that as we follow the prophet's counsel, we will never be led astray. I find great comfort and peace in the words of the prophets, both in the scriptures and those of modern-day prophets. I as I have exercised faith and asked my Heavenly Father if these things are true, I have gained a personal witness that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, chosen to restore the church that Christ established when He was on earth. I have also gained a personal witness that the Book of Mormon is true; it can solve almost any problem and answer almost any of life's questions! Being a Mormon makes me happy. For me, it's not just a religion, it's a lifestyle--it's who I am.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by wearing my beliefs on my sleeve. I love to talk to anyone and everyone about the root of my peace and happiness: the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I try my best to always be modest in my dress, actions, and language, so that I reflect the Savior's example at all times, in all things, and in all places. I also try to see everyone how our Heavenly Father sees them and their divine potential. In doing so, I strive to always have a positive attitude and treat others with kindness!

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Morgan
The purpose of life can be found in the scriptures. A prophet in the Book of Mormon, Alma, teaches, "For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors." (Alma 34:32) We were sent to Earth as a part of Heavenly Father's divine plan. We came to receive mortal, physical bodies, have families, and to learn through moral agency, or the right to choose between good and evil. Through our earthly experiences, we progress towards being like our Heavenly Father. Heavenly Father has given us our lives on earth as a time to prepare to meet Him again after this life. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Morgan
We believe the Bible to be the word of God, but only as long as it is translated correctly. We study the Bible alongside other books of scripture, which are the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and when coupled with the Bible, contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Doctrine and Covenants is a collection of modern-day revelations and declarations given through the Prophet Joseph Smith and other authorized representatives of God for the establishment and continued regulation of Christ's church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Pearl of Great Price contains selected writings, translations, and other revelations of Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Morgan
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is three-fold. It includes Christ's suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, His crucifixion on the cross, and His resurrection on the third day. Because of this incredible sacrifice, Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He alone felt each of our weaknesses, sins, and heartaches so that He would know how to best help us. He willingly gave His life so that we can have an infinite amount of chances to be forgiven for our mistakes! Additionally, the Atonement of Jesus Christ allows us all to live again through the Resurrection! Through and because of Christ's atoning sacrifice we are given the enabling power to become better and improve our lives through repentance, which is simply changing our hearts and relying on God to show us the way. Elder David A. Bednar, one of Christ's current, living Apostles stated, "It is one thing to know that Jesus Christ came to the earth to die for us. But we also need to appreciate that the Lord desires, through His Atonement and by the power of the Holy Ghost, to enliven us—not only to guide but also to strengthen and heal us." Show more Show less

What is faith?

Morgan
There is a difference between "faith" and "faith in Jesus Christ". To have faith is to hope for something that is unseen, but trusting that it's there. To have faith in Jesus Christ, is to trust that He is who He says He is--the Savior of the World--and that He really can do what He says He can do--redeem us and support us in our mortal challenges. Faith is a principle of action. This means that it motivates us to do something. When you are exercising faith in Jesus Christ, you are moved to repent, or to change, in order to grow closer to Him. Show more Show less