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Hi I'm Mark

I'm a pretty simple guy, a music enthusiast, a bookworm, I want to eat IN-and-OUT burger so bad right now, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Life is wonderful. i cannot describe how amazing my life has been thus far. I love having my ears ring after an intense rock concert and i love getting muddy in a big ol' jeep. I grew up down in the southwest in Mesa, Arizona and lived there for the bulk of my young life. When i was about 14 or 15 (i cant remember which) my dad got a job up in Utah, so we packed our bags and got to Utah about 2 days before my sophmore year of high school. I LOVE UTAH!!! there is so much to do in this beautiful state. I love to go hiking with my dogs, and to just have fun exploring downtown Ogden. so i havent always been a socialite, BUT I LOVE BEING WITH PEOPLE!!!! the more the better. its amazing how much fun you can have in life with a couple goods friends. so fun facts about Marko are I have been to 2 years of Culinary school. i have work as a Mechanic of sorts, a coffee shop guy, and a chef at a country club. I LOVE MUSIC!!!! i love all sorts of music but some favorite bands are Epica, Dreamtheater, 311, and The Aquabats!! it doesnt really matter to me as long as its not hip hop. old school rap is decent though. so I have been serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Indiana for about 22 months now. i've served in Marion, Lebanon, Lafayette(Purdue), Bloomington (indiana university) and Connersville. i love being a missionary. its a rare time where i can completely give myself over to the Lord for 2 whole years. I LOVE BEING ALIVE!!!!!

Why I am a Mormon

To start off i was raised in the church. but like everyone, i've had my trials and issues, and for a time my heart was not in the right place. I knew i needed to change, but i felt like i didnt have the strength to do so. but when i was about 18 or 19 i met this person who completely changed my life. They helped me see why following the example of the Savior Jesus Christ was important. They helped me to find joy and happiness in my life. helped me to find my testimony. and have a desire to change. That change has been a long hard process, and i still stumble from time to time. even as a Mormon Missionary i have had my resolve tested, even crushed at times. i have struggled everyday to rid myself of my vices and weaknesses. my mission president and a number of other people have helped me to understand how i can overcome these things, and it is through completely wholeheartedly giving myself to the Savior. I do not claim to be the most knowledgable person concerning the Gospel, and my thoughts and feelings have always been spinning around at a billion miles an hour. but I do know for a fact the Jesus Christ lives. that he suffered, bled and died for me. and for all people here on this earth. as we follow him we will attain eternal life. I know that the Book of Mormon is another witness of the divinity and reality of our Savior Jesus Christ, and that we have the Book Of Mormon because God called Joseph Smith to be a prophet for our day. The Bible is wonderful! there are so many amazing things to learn from its pages The path to knowing truth is so easy, so simple. just open your eyes and try it. it will bless your life. plain and simple, it is the best thing that can ever happen to a person. all you have to do is pray, study, repent when needed, and Act upon the things that you know to be right. My story has been everchanging, things come and go. but the one thing that is constant in my life is My Faith in the Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Just live it. Plain and simple. Help those in need. Serve others. Strengthen those around you, invite others to come unto Christ, and stand as a witness of God at all times, in all things, in all places. everything else such as reading the scriptures, coming to church, etc. will happen if you but follow the Savior. so just do it. For I Am Not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ!

What is being a Mormon like?

Mark
being a mormon is...well... its like jelly on toast, or mud on a jeep. it just makes life better. its awesome because i dont have to be constantly lost in life. i have a clear understanding of the purpose of life, why the heck i am here, and where im going when i die. but just like on reading rainbow..... you dont have to take my word for it. pray about it! Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Mark
probably because it is one of the most worthwhile things i have ever done in my life. i have learned so much from working with others and trying to help them develop their own testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ and his Restored Gospel. it is absolutely wonderful!! Show more Show less

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

Mark
well you could probably click on the chat with us bar on the side of the page. or you could visit MORMON.ORG .... wait... you are already here!!!! YAY!!! CLICK ON THE CHAT WITH US BAR!!! Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Mark
PICTURE THIS..... You are driving down the road, and you are listening to some crazy epic music, and it inspires your foot to push on the gas pedal a little more than it should. All of a sudden you see and ice cream truck pull up behind you and start playing his tunes and announce that he is pulling you over for speeding. WHAT WOULD YOU DO??? As for me and my house we will keep right on going. This well intending ice cream man does not have the AUTHORITY to pull me over and write me a ticket. Now picture the same situation, but you have a police officer riding your tail, and he pulls you over. Are you going to keep going?? Hopefully not because that would land you in jail. you respect his AUTHORITY because he actually has authority to pull you over. This is the same reason we believe in authorized baptism only. The well intending ice cream man cannot give you a ticket. The well intending unauthorized minister, pastor, bishop, even member of our own church cannot baptize you. he does not have the right, or the authority to do so. Only a police officer can give you a ticket, and only an authorized representative of Christ can baptize you. Show more Show less