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Hi I'm Greg

I've lived in California, Michigan, Texas, and Alabama, and I'm currently serving a full-time mission in Nebraska. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in several different parts of the United States, but I spent the most time in Texas. My favorite hobby is learning, and as such I really like reading. I'm also a big fan of movies and video games. I'm currently serving as a full-time missionary in the Nebraska Omaha Mission, and I love it. I've been serving for a little over a year now, and I've had many great experiences helping people to come to Christ. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ helps people to be happy, and I've witnessed it change peoples' lives for the better during my service as a missionary. After my mission, my plan is to return to BYU-Provo to continue studying Psychology. I hope to use the love I've gained on my mission for people combined with my education to further bless the lives of others.

Why I am a Mormon

I've gained for myself a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. I have prayed about the Book of Mormon, and have felt the Spirit testify to me of its truth. I continue to follow the gospel because I know that it is the true gospel of Christ.

How I live my faith

Currently, I live my faith by serving as a full-time missionary. I devote every day towards helping others come closer to Christ. I spend a couple of hours every day studying the scriptures, so that I can better understand and apply them. I pray many times during the day, so that I can receive guidance throughout my life. I avoid activities that would distract me from my purpose as a missionary. I strive to keep my thoughts and actions in harmony with Christ's teachings and with my calling as a missionary.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Greg
Throughout history, whenever God has established His church on the earth, He has sent prophets to lead and spread that church. Just as prophets such as Moses and Elijah continually reminded the Israelites to choose the right, modern prophets teach us and give us guidance in an ever evolving world. As we continue to have a living prophet, we do not need to form councils or make creeds to establish doctrine, as members of the early church did after Christ's Apostles were killed. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints continues to be run by Jesus Christ through God's prophet. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Greg
Mormon missionaries proselyte so as to share the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. We want others to be able to feel the joy that we feel in the gospel, and do not wish to keep what we believe in a secret. The Savior, Jesus Christ, commissioned his disciples to go out and preach the gospel. We follow the Savior's command by bringing His message to others. Mormon missionaries do not preach the gospel for the sake of temporal rewards or recognition. Missionaries preach out of the desire to bring others to the same truth and the same sense of joy that they have felt. Our goal as missionaries is to present the message that God has restored His church, the Church of Jesus Christ, to the earth through a modern prophet. We do not seek to convince others by "proving" the truthfulness of this message; instead, we teach what we believe to be true, and then invite others to find out for themselves by asking God, the source of all truth, in prayer. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Greg
The First Vision refers to the appearance of God and Jesus Christ to Joseph Smith. When he was fourteen years old, Joseph Smith had a question that a lot of people have: what church is the true church? Joseph Smith was raised in a religious family, and Joseph Smith was concerned by the presence of many churches, with each church claiming to be true. Joseph Smith read James 1:5 in the Bible, which reads: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." Joseph Smith followed the counsel of the scriptures and decided to pray about his question. He went out into the woods, found a peaceful grove of trees, knelt down, and prayed to learn which church he should join. Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph and revealed to him that he should join none of the churches that existed at that time, because while they all had elements of truth, none of the churches contained the fulness of the gosepl. The First Vision marks the beginning of the Restoration of the Gospel. Show more Show less