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Hi I'm Levi

I grew up in Utah. I've lived in NYC, and China. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been to a couple different colleges, studying different things. I studied business for a year and a half, and most recently was studying biology. My greatest goals for now are to write a book and be able to become a science teacher, preferably teaching in China. I'm not yet married, but hopeful. I'm a Star Wars fan, born and raised. I read novels, particularly science fiction and fantasy, almost constantly. I've had opportunity, thanks to serving the Lord as a missionary in New York City, to learn Mandarin Chinese. I love learning, and even more I love teaching and helping others understand concepts, whether about God, algebra, or from the books I read.

Why I am a Mormon

This is a hard thing for me to speak of. Growing up I was taught about the church and did all the things that were expected; I was baptized at 8 years old, became a deacon at age 12, went to church every sunday, prayed daily... But I didn't really seek to know for myself if it was true. It was good, and I went with it. I would read the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, on my own because that's what I'd been taught. When I was 17, I went to Army Basic Training. There I met a lot of people who had a lot of questions, and a lot of doubting words, about the church that I could not answer. But as I thought on these things I discovered the feeling of doubt would not stick in my heart. I felt only peace and a warmth and as I would open again the pages of the small Book of Mormon I had with me I found only a sense of comfort. From that time, nearly a decade ago, I have known the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know as surely as I live that Jesus is the Christ, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is his true and living church established on the Earth to help us become like Him. I know these things by the Holy Ghost, just as anyone can learn them for themselves by studying the words of the Book of Mormon and asking in Faith for an answer whether those words are His.

How I live my faith

I have to constantly rededicate myself to living my Faith. I find the most important things to do this are the simplest: I pray, and pray often, to my Father in Heaven. I read the scriptures consistently, and I attend Sunday meetings as often as I am able. These regular habits form a base from which I can more easily build to fulfilling greater responsibilities. I've had opportunity to teach in church, and to work more in the background helping local leaders to organize activities and programs among the youth there. But the more I am asked to do, the more I see how necessary it is to maintain regular scripture reading and prayer on my own. By doing that first, I have seen for myself the truth of an old saying: "If you need something done, find a person who's already busy to do it." I have actually found more time to fulfill the responsibilities and requests for aid asked of me by first taking that time to commune with God and study his words.