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Hi I'm Garrett

I'm the oldest of my siblings. My Father passed when I was 16. I served in El Salvador for two years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a Mormon ever since I was born. The ancestors in my family were also Mormon. Knowing that I come from a long line of Mormons, I know that it is my responsibility to be the best Mormon that I can be. I am a very shy person when you first meet me, but after getting to know me, you will see that I can be very outgoing too. I love to spend time with my family and friends; that is probably why I am so happy all the time. I live in a very warm and loving environment and I have great parents that always strive to do their best to raise me and my brother and sisters. Throughout my life, I loved to spend time hanging with my father. He was the kind of dad that every kid wished they had. Every time that I would return home from school, there he was at the front door waiting for me. He would watch movies with me, play video games with me, he even built us our very own fort out in the backyard. He worked during the nights while we would sleep, doing a paper route. We would always ask him if we could go and he would say, "It's not safe for you to come, stay here and I will be here in the morning." Well, on December 4th of 2003 my dad didn't come home from his paper route that morning. He was involved in a fatal car accident that killed him on impact. I was so shocked at the time of what happened that I could not bring myself to cry. Did I really believe in what I was taught at church? Are families really going to be together forever even after this life?

Why I am a Mormon

After my father's death I really started to ponder, why am I a Mormon and do I believe in what I have been taught all my life? Some of you may know how I felt at the time that I had these questions. I know that at the time, I just felt like I wanted to left alone to mourn. I tried my best to help my mother out with the things that my father would usually do, but I know that nothing can replace how my dad did things. My dad was my mom's best friend. I don't know how she felt, but I can only imagine. I saw all of the support that everyone showed our family during this crisis and really appreciated what they were doing for us. That is just one of the many things that I enjoy in this religion, the willingness of others to serve those who they may not know. As more time went by, my mother got re-married. She knew that she needed to get married for her's and our sake. We needed someone here with us to help us learn and grow. Later on, I finally graduated from High School and started to prepare myself to go and serve the Lord on a Full-Time Mission. During this time, I felt like my dad was right with me, helping me to have the want and desire to go and serve. I got a letter in the mail saying that I was to serve the people of El Salvador from September of 2008 to September of 2010. There was many times during my mission that I was teaching about God's plan for all of us, the Plan of Salvation. The plan that was made for all of God's children, that we all might be able to come here to earth and to learn and to grow and then when the time came, to return back to our Heavenly Father. Every time that I would teach a family about this plan, I would get this certain feeling in my Heart-kind of like this burning feeling-that I knew that what I was teaching was true. I could feel my dad there right with me, along with the Holy Ghost, making known unto me the words that I should use while teaching these people. I know that the Plan of Salvation is true.

How I live my faith

Now that I have returned home from serving in El Salvador, I now have duties here in my church that I must fulfill.