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Hi I'm Abe

I'm a web developer. I'm studying chemical engineering. I love to read. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I would say that I'm a pretty average college student. I'm a sophomore studying chemical engineering, and really enjoying it. That's not to say it isn't a lot of work. I seem to spend far too much time camped out at the university library. I'm thinking about going into process control. I'm currently doing web design for a recovery audit company. It's interesting work, and invigorating. I've always liked computers. Sometimes they make a lot more sense than people do. I love to read. It's one of my passions, and I don't have nearly as much time to do it these days as I would like. Some of my favorites include The Lord of the Rings, The Bartimaeus Trilogy and The Count of Monte Cristo. Some other things that I like to do include camping, making movies, playing the piano, hiking, playing soccer, writing music, photography, writing short stories, biking, and once in a while playing a few video games. I recently served as a missionary in California. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I love the people there, and the experiences I had will always continue to strengthen my faith. I love my family. It's one of the most import parts of my life. I am the oldest of eight children, and I really respect my parents for their efforts in raising us in the right path. I love my brothers and sisters, and some of the happiest times in my life have been shared with all of them.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that this is the truth. As a child I believed the things that my parents taught me were right, but eventually in my life there came a time, just as there does for everyone, where I had to know for myself. One night, on a family vacation, I decided to put the things that I had been taught to the test. I had been reading from the Book of Mormon, and read again the familiar invitation to pray to know the truth of the book. I knelt down beside my bed and prayed with all my heart. "Father in Heaven, is the Book of Mormon true? Is this Thy Church? Please let me know." I stayed kneeling for a long time. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I didn't feel much of anything. Finally, a little disappointed, I got up and climbed into bed. As I lay there, suddenly I felt the most wonderful feeling of peace come over me. It was peace like I had never felt before, filling my whole being. I knew that it was an answer to my prayers. I knew that the Book of Mormon was true, and this was the Church of Jesus Christ. As a missionary, I had the opportunity to share that testimony with others. Through the study of the scriptures, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, through the bearing of my testimony to others, and through numerous experiences too sacred to mention, the testimony that began with that answer to prayer has blossomed into a sure knowledge of the truth. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church on the Earth today. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I have studied it, I have lived it, it is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. He saw the things he said that he saw. I know these things because the Holy Ghost has confirmed their truth to my heart. Along with that knowledge comes other knowledge. My family can be together forever. I will live again after this life. God's power and authority is here on Earth to bless our lives. You too can know. Ask Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the best that I can to act as Jesus Christ would in my situation. I do my best to listen to the Holy Ghost, and to follow its guidance as it guides me to help and to lift those around me. Everywhere there are chances to serve. The Master spent his life in service, and I believe that if we are truly to follow Him we must do the same. As part of my church responsibilities I have been assigned to home teach several of my neighbors and fellow church members here at college. I love this opportunity to serve. At least once a month my partner and I visit these fellow students and share a message that we have prayerfully prepared. I love the chance to help and to bring light into their lives.