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Hi I'm Thomas W. Settle III

I am a junior in high school. I like to draw, and write. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a junior in high school. I have 5 sisters, no brothers, and two cats, Fitz and Lizzy, and two dogs, Jersey and Jelly Bean. I have many hobbies, including drawing, novel and poem writing, reading, knitting, needle-pointing, and singing. I am in all honors ana AP classes, and I enjoy being challenged. I play the guitar. I speak spanish. I am currently writing a book.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, and was baptized at age 8. However, my testimony really came at age 11, when my family took an R-V trip to Kirtland, Palmyra, Nauvoo, and Carthage. When we visited the Sacred Grove, I truthfully gained a testimony of Joseph Smith, and with that came a testimony of everything else.

How I live my faith

I do hold the priesthood, and I have served as deacons quorum president, before I turned 14 in August. I've served in all callings in the decon's quorum presidency. i am now a teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood, and have had to stand up for my faith many times. In high school, I've heard people speak strongly against the church, and have had to ask them to stop.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Thomas W. Settle III
The Lord, Jesus Christ, choses the next prophet. usually it is the senior apostle, the apostle who's been an apostle the longest. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Thomas W. Settle III
To find someone you can talk with, find the ward that you live in and visit us on Sundays, or see if there is anyone you know who is a member. However, if you're a youth, you can probably find a member at your school. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Thomas W. Settle III
The Word of Wisdom is Revelation given to Joseph Smith, Prohibiting drugs, alchohol, tobbaco, coffe, tea, and certain ofther harmful or addictive substances. Though we may not get the instant gratification from doing these things, in the long run, there are more blessings than things you've missed. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Thomas W. Settle III
Yes we do. The proof is in our name, The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Thomas W. Settle III
It bagan in the Sacred Grove, when Joseph Smith, at 14 years of age, prayed an asked a simple question: "What church should I join?" The result was the First Vision, in which Christ and Heavenly Father appeared to him, and proclaimed to him that none of the churches were true, and that he was to restore the gospel in these latter days. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Thomas W. Settle III
No, however, it is stongly advised for all worthy male members, and as many female members that can to serve a full-time mission. All that I know who have served missions are better of than those I know who chose not to. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Thomas W. Settle III
The twelve apostles were not meant to just be in Jesus' time. Jesus had them for the organization of the church, and meant for them to be a continuing part of the church. even after his ressurection, he established 12 apostes in the Americas among the Nephites (see 3 Nephi, chapter 12). Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Thomas W. Settle III
The women in are Church, in the words of my sister, "are righteous, modest and amazing!" I agree with her. The women of the Church are just that. They are also very kind, and are always willing to do service to others. Yes, we do believe that men and women are equal. Some women have very important callings in the Church. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Thomas W. Settle III
We do beleive on the bible, and it is actually quoted in the book of mormon. Some of our apostles have said that the bible and the book of mormon are interconnected in their teachings. On the cover of the book of mormon is a sub-title that says, "Another testament of Jesus Christ." we beleive that the bible is the first testament. Show more Show less