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Hi I'm Austin

I am from Provo, Utah and am a huge BYU basketball fan. I am currently serving a mission in Indiana. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Provo, Utah and am a huge BYU fan. I am the youngest of four kids and have two wonderful parents. I went to BYU for 3 semesters before deciding to serve the Lord for 2 years. Currently I am on Ball State University campus in Muncie spreading the gospel to all that will hear. I love watching and playing basketball but will be the first to admit that I am terrible at the whole playing part. I love to go camping at the last minute with my buddies and just having a good time. I enjoy all kinds of movies and can quote entire scenes of Lord of the Rings. My big dream is to one day be a awesome husband and father and somehow obtain a 1967 Shelby GT 500 (red, with white racing stripes). When I am done with my mission I plan to go back to school and figure out what to do with my life. I am happiest when I am talking to someone about the gospel or sitting in an old muscle car.

Why I am a Mormon

First of all I am a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ. I also love to learn and the LDS church is all about learning it for yourself. There is nobody telling you what you have to think, instead it is always "this is how it is but don't take our word for it. Go pray and find out for yourself." Another reason that I am a Mormon is because I believe whole heartedly that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Because I know that I also know that Jesus Christ is my savior and redeemer and that Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet in these latter days and to restore the true church of Jesus Christ. I think that the only real question a Mormon has to answer for himself is whether or not the Book of Mormon is true. I know that it is and I know that anyone else can find that out for themselves through the power of the Holy Ghost. That is why I am sacrificing 2 years of my life to serve a mission in Indiana. Another reason that I am a Mormon is because I know that families can be together forever through the sealing ordinances of the temple. I want to be able to know that I am still going to be able to be a son, a brother and a father in heaven. I don't think heaven would be heaven without my family.

How I live my faith

I live and maintain my faith through a lot of prayer and scripture reading and making sure that I am doing as the apostle Paul directs and putting on the whole armor of God before I go out the door each day. Living faithfully is a constant struggle and we all fail at times. That is why I am so grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ which allows me to be able to repent and try again and again and again... Yeah I make a lot of mistakes... But I know that if I keep on picking myself up and continuing on the path in faith and keep living worthily of the covenants that I have made that I will be able to live with my Heavenly Father again. I am living my faith right now by serving as a full time missionary in Indiana. It has been the best time of life because I get to feel the spirit testify to others through me everyday. It is awesome!!! So if you see me knocking on your door take a chance and talk to us.