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Hi I'm Gentry

I'm a history buff. I'm a tennis player. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student that loves learning about anything and everything. Most of all, I love history. It is fascinating to learn about the lives of others and realize that history is really about people not too different from you and me, though sometimes those people are put in extraordinary circumstances. I love playing tennis with my family. None of us are amazing, but we're good enough to keep it interesting, especially when I start unleashing my spin shots. In addition to tennis, I enjoy spending time with my family doing basically anything. My siblings and I love to joke, quote movies, and play games.

Why I am a Mormon

It has been said, "by their fruits ye shall know them." As I have read the Book of Mormon, a fruit of the restored gospel that was translated by a prophet of God, I have experienced a greater sense of purpose and have felt God's love and guidance in my life. The feelings I have felt as I have read and lived the teachings found in the Book of Mormon have affirmed the truth of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that surpasses any tangible evidence. The complementary nature of the Book of Mormon and Holy Bible have helped deepen my understanding and appreciation of my Savior, Jesus Christ, who stands at the center of both this church and my personal life. I cannot comprehend my life without the guiding light of the Savior's love and teachings. I am so grateful for the opportunity to repent; an opportunity purchased by His precious blood. I am a Mormon because I have found the Book of Mormon to be a true and undeniable witness of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, I have been strengthened in my faith in Christ by association with fellow members of this Church, who share a firm faith in Jesus Christ and sincerely seek to become better people each day. Without ulterior motives, these individuals have sought to keep the two great commandments: to love God with all your heart, might, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself. In short, I have tasted the fruits of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have found them to be good.

How I live my faith

As a Christian, I seek to live the teachings of Christ daily and follow the example He set. As a child, I remember singing the song, "I'm Trying To Be Like Jesus", in church. Even as a child, this song had a profound effect on me and my attempt to live according to this phrase has become a life-long pursuit. First, I seek to serve others. This often entails simple, and often unnoticed, actions such as helping my family around the house or lending a listening ear to someone who just needs to talk. One of my favorite forms of service is heavy-lifting because I get to help someone in need while also being able to push myself physically. Closely tied to this desire to serve is a commitment to live with compassion. As I interact with others, I seek to understand and comfort, rather than to judge or mock. Within the church, I have had many opportunities to exercise compassion and provide service through a program known as hometeaching, where individuals are given responsibility to visit and assist their fellow members. This opportunity has helped me draw closer to my Savior, who spent His life in the service of others and whose heart was continually filled with compassion.