Hi I'm Mark Strong
I am very excited to be serving a mission in Frankfurt Germany. I have taken German for four years in high school, so I was extremely excited when I opened my call. I take vocal and piano lessons and have taught piano to young students for the last two years of high school. I hope to be able to make use of this while I am on my mission! I have six wonderful siblings ages 8 to 20 and learn from them everyday. I will be attending BYU Provo in 2015 after my mission and hope to become a neurosurgeon someday (so far at least). I am very excited to enter the next stage of my life and serve the Lord and the people of Germany for the next two years.
Why I am a Mormon
I truly believe with all of my heart that this is the true church established by Jesus Christ on the earth today. I believe that the gospel was restored through Joseph Smith and that he translated The Book of Mormon. I know that the Bible and Book of Mormon are the word of God and that we receive revelation today through the living Prophet. I love the joy that the church brings to me. I love to know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, watches out for me, and answers my prayers. I am greatful for Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for me so that I can someday return to live with him and become like him. I am so greatful for the blessings I can receive through the gospel and for the wonderful community of friends it surrounds me with. I love my family and all the good we are able to teach each other. I love the standards that the gospel encourages me to keep. I love everything about being a mormon and wouldn't want to live my life any other way.
How I live my faith
I live my life in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ. I love to read about his teachings in the Bible and Book of Mormon. As everyone is in a constant search for truth in this world, I feel as though Christ serves as a beacon of truth to me in my life. There is so much to learn and so much to study and as I prepare for my mission my life consists of a lot of studying. Christ has taught me to serve others and I live my life in accordance with this teaching.