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Hi I'm Morgan

I'm a Mormon and I'm proud.

About Me

I'm a 21 year-old young man fresh off of serving as a Latter-Day Saint missionary in Thailand. I'm a normal 21-year old just trying to figure out life and what I want to do for the rest of my life. I don't really feel like I've done anything too exciting. I'm no cancer-survivor or great inventor, just a normal guy. I enjoy hiking in the outdoors and being with nature. I love the smell of fresh mountain air, the wind, the trees. Most of you are probably wondering, "Why is there a monkey on your shoulder!?" The story is I was in Thailand and there is a town with monkeys in them so naturally I wanted to get a closer look. I was filming a few of them and then I got too close and to my surprise one jumped on my shoulder. I later got some rabies shots for that picture after the kind friendly monkey turned into a mean hungry monkey and bit me in the back. It was worth it though.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that this is God's true church. I grew up in this church, but that doesn't mean I was born knowing it to be God's church. For much of my early life I didn't know what I believed. I just kind of went through the motions. I went to church when I was younger because that's what everyone else in my family did, but I remember one day when I was a teenager in highschool someone asked me why I was a Mormon and what I believed about God and life. I stumbled with my words and really couldn't give him an answer. I was really bothered by the fact that I didn't even know what I believed. So I determined to find out for myself what exactly I believed. It was then that I earnestly began to read the Bible and Book of Mormon. I was determined to find out for myself what my church believed and whether or not I believed in those things. I remember I didn't get my answer in an instant, but it took some time. I said many prayers wondering if anyone was listening. I spent many days reading in the Bible and Book of Mormon before bed trying not to fall asleep. After some time I began to feel different. I enjoyed my church attendance more. I felt a spiritual hunger being fed as I read in God's word. I began to feel warm and more confident that someone was actually listening as I prayed. Overtime I have drawn closer and closer to God through the little things. I chose to go on a LDS mission. I have recently come back from that mission(two days ago). I am a Mormon because it makes me feel at peace. I feel like I belong. I feel extreme satisfaction in my life because of the many opportunities to serve and help others. I feel like my life has great meaning, importance and value. I feel the warmth of God's presence in my life. I am confident in the future because of my faith that God knows and guides me. And I know anyone who wants to know if this church is really God's church can know through sincere, diligent study, prayer and church attendance.

How I live my faith

I love this church. It is my life. Everything I do everyday is connected to what I believe. I try to always do what Jesus would do. Now of course I'm nowhere close to what Jesus is, but I try to do the little small things that come up. If I'll offer to help people load groceries into their car. I'll try to help the lost find their way home. I'll pick up garbage that I see on the ground. Little stuff. I do it because it makes me feel good and I like to help people. At church I teach the youth 12-13 year olds about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I try to get to know them and understand their challenges and feelings. I want to help them through a time that can be filled with stress and peer pressure and all the other things that happen at a Junior High School. I just want to help everybody. The thing is we can all be so happy. All we have to do is live God's teachings everything else is secondary to that. It's so simple and so easy. A key piece of knowledge that I try to live is that God is always there and in charge. No matter what happens, he's there and in control. I don't have to worry about the future. I don't have to worry when things don't go my way or how I expect them to go. I know it'll all be ok if I just live what He teaches. It's really comforting because it takes all the stress away from life. I'm free to just be here, be happy and be me, I don't have to worry about what I don't know because I know that He knows. And he cares. And he loves me. And he loves us all. Everyone. No matter what we've done, we are all his children and he will never abandon us. Whether we see it or not he's always reaching out to us. Sometimes we do stupid things that get us into difficult situations, whether it was intentional or not, there is a way out. There's a path to forgiveness. A path to redemption. And that path is Jesus Christ. Through Jesus Christ and his atonement we can all be forgiven of anything we've done and that peace we so desperately desire can be ours.