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Hi I'm Elder Guinup

Serving the people of Jacksonville Florida and just full of a love for the gospel!

About Me

I'm an upbeat 18 year old full of a love for the gospel. I have a sister and a loving mother and father. i always try to find ways to serve others and share the light of Christ. I leave for my mission on Sep. 16th 2015 to Jacksonville Florida. I am so stoked to go and serve! I do a lot of athletic activities like soccer, baseball, and wrestling.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because i was raised in the church by my parents, but i know the church is true through my experiences. There is nothing i can say to make anybody know that the church is true unless the Spirit is present. By the power of the Spirit you are able to learn for your self that the church is true. Not only that but that we all have an Heavenly Father who loves and cares for us. That is why he has made a plan for us to return to his presence and be with our families forever. This is the Plan of Salvation, or Plan of Happiness. This plan is truly a happy plan, and i am so grateful for it.

How I live my faith

Its a simple statement, listen to all of our commandments given to us. Heavenly Father gave these to us for a reason, not a suggestion but as a guide through life. If we follow his words we will be blessed, but if we follow with EXACT obedience we will receive more blessings than we could ever hold, and that's why i love this gospel!

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Elder Guinup
Our bodies are made in the image of our Heavenly Father, so we want to keep them pure and clean like he is. The complete word of wisdom is in Doctrine and Covenants section 89, inside it emphasizes how to keep our bodies clean and healthy. It also talks about not using tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, and illegal drugs. When the word of wisdom was given to Joseph Smith there was not much knowledge about how bad tobacco is for someones health. So like that we might not know why tea is bad for us but Heavenly Father has told us not to, this goes with the idea that we need to have faith and listen to Heavenly Father. With this he promises us blessings if we follow the word of wisdom. Show more Show less