Hi I'm Austin
I am 21 years old. I love to snowboard. I love to make people laugh and I'm a Mormon.
I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and now live in Layton, Utah but I am currently serving a mission in North Carolina and loving every minute of it. When i was 4 i was diagnosed with Pneumonia and had to stay in the hospital for 3 days. I love the snow and so I am a snowboarder. I love being in the outdoors especially the mountains. I am interested in the medical field and want to be a pediatric doctor of some sort. I am the oldest of 6 boys. I was raised in the church and at the age of 18 i found out for myself that the church is true. I love this gospel and i love what it has to offer, especially that families can be together forever. I have been blessed with a wonderful family that i want to be with forever. I love to make people laugh and to have a good time. Mostly i just love to be happy.
Why I am a Mormon
When I was 18 years old I had to choose whether I was going to serve a mission or not. At this point in my life I did not have a testimony for myself, so my decision was not to serve a mission. One sunday morning when I was sitting in Sunday school, I had a very personal, spiritual experience that left a lasting impression that I needed to serve a mission. After this experience I never had one thought of not serving a mission. I knew that this was what I needed to do. After that experience I gained a testimony that the church is true. Now that I have been out here on a mission I have strengthened my testiomy even more and I know without any doubt that the church is true. This gospel provides the strength that I need when I go through the trials in my life.
How I live my faith
At this point in my life, I am living it everyday as I serve a full-time mission. It's helping me develop the attributes that i need to become more like my savior. I want to serve others and help the needy. Prayer has been the greatest blessing in my life. I know that my Heavenly Father is there and willing to help me. I can feel his arms wrapped around me when I need comfort. I know that God loves all of His children.