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Hi I'm Troy

I am a charming and intelligent man of diverse abilities and interests. I speak Spanish. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I grew up in a military family; we moved a lot and I am very close with my family because of that. I have many interests, including studying, reading novels, tabletop RPGs and wargames, computer games, and listening to music (mostly metal, although I can find something I like in just about any genre). I've completed about 1.5 years of college so far, and hope to one day be a dentist.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church can make it kind of easy to take the gospel for granted sometimes; but I believe there comes a time for each person where he must find out for himself whether it is true or not. Fortunately, God has promised that everyone can receive their own sure knowledge of the truth. After reading the Book of Mormon and asking Him about it, I had my own testimony of its truthfulness. Because the Book of Mormon is true, I know that Joseph Smith, the prophet who received and translated it, was indeed a true prophet called by God. I know that he really did reestablish the true Church of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because following Jesus Christ is the most important thing we can do. Following His way is how we can "live after the manner of happiness" (2 Nephi 5:27)

How I live my faith

Currently, I live my faith by serving as a missionary and striving to give others the gift of the gospel that has blessed my life. Before that, I served as an instructor in one of the classes in my home congregation. It is always my goal to be a good example of a Mormon by trying to treat others as the Savior would have me treat them. I follow the example that Paul gives us in Romans 1:16, never being ashamed of the gospel of Christ.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

In the city of Jerusalem, around 600 B.C., God warned a righteous man named Lehi of the city's impending destruction and led him and a small group of people, including his family, to the Americas. Their descendants grew into a great civilization. The Book of Mormon is a record of their history and of God's dealings with them, including Jesus Christ's personal ministry in the American continent. Parts of the Book of Mormon were written by many of the prophets that God called to minister to this people. One prophet, named Mormon, collected the many writings of the different prophets and abridged them into one book. That is why it is called the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is an additional witness of Jesus Christ, and rather than detracting from or competing with the Bible, the Book of Mormon supports the Bible, and frequently urges us to read it. Each book increases our understanding of the other. In James 1:5 in the Bible, we learn that any of us can ask God for wisdom and he will give it to us. This principle applies to the Book of Mormon as well. In chapter 10 of Moroni (the last book of the Book of Mormon), verses 3-6, we learn that any of us can ask God if the Book of Mormon is true, and he will tell us so. Show more Show less