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Hi I'm Landon

I love cars, old jeeps and new Italian cars in particular. I'm a college student. I play the violin. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of three boys, props to my mother for staying sane. I love working on cars. I cook gourmet foods, especially deserts, when I get the chance. I love music, of every genre. I play the violin. I love soccer. I'm one of your everyday college kids who wants to think he knows what he's going to do with his life. I've worked at an oil refinery, a welding shop, helped build a cabin, done oil changes, and basically tried to do anything else that might give me experience, and a paycheck. While I enjoyed those jobs, they definately gave me a desire to attend college and further my opportunities. I enjoy working and seeing my efforts make a difference. I REALLY love to have fun. Snowmobiling, snow skiing, boating, biking, hunting, fishing, soccer, basketball, football, swimming, reading, hiking, camping, etc. So, basically anything outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, my parents are both members of the church and I grew up in the church. But that's not why I am a Mormon. Whether you're born into the church or join later in life, there's a point where you either realize you know it's true or discover it's true. Everyone in the church is a convert. My parents and family have always been great examples to me of the kind of life to live and how to trust in God and do what he asks of us. Anyone who has ever been, raised, and/or met a teenager knows that the example of parents and family members is often the last thing a teenager considers when making a stupid decision. As a teenager I made more than my share of mistakes and found myself at a point where I didn't know what I believed, wanted out of life, or what governed my actions. It all really came to a head during my senior year of high school. I found myself doubting even the very existance of God. I'd been taught by my parents to pray but rarely, if ever, did. So I decided that the best way to determine if He existed was to ask Him through prayer. If He didn't exist, nothing would happen and I'd continue to wander in life. If He did exist then something would happen, I just didn't know what. Well, I'm here to tell you that God does exist, and He does answer prayers. With my newfound belief in prayer I put other things to the test. Eventually coming to believe, without any doubt, that the Bible is the word of God and the Book of Mormon is as well. I KNOW that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer, and that through Him I can return to God (our Heavenly Father). I also know that Christ restored His church to the earth, after centuries of apostasy (or the lack of the true gospel and authority of Christ), through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is led by a true prophet of God today.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm serving as a missionary and loving every minute of it. I'm one of those guys out there, in a white shirt and tie, knocking on your door even when it's raining. I do it because I know that what I have to share will change your life for the best, if you let it. I have the opportunity to go out every day and talk to people about Christ and His restored gospel. My favorite part of that is to see the change in people as they come closer to their Savior and learn more about Him. I try to always be a good example to those around me, but especially my family. I want everyone to know, for themselves, the same things that I have come to know. The only way I can affect that is by living what I believe and doing all I can to share those beliefs.