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Hi I'm Anthony Penn

I'm a recent convert, a California beach lover, a Full-time Missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the things of the beach even though I'm not very good at anything in the water i still love to be swimming or diving or taking walks on the beach. Especially the wildlife near my hometown of Ventura, CA. Rollercoasters just give me the thrill of a lifetime and hopefully one day I can take that same thrill by going skydiving.

Why I am a Mormon

Well i will give you my conversion story in brief. I never even heard of the church in my life so I was oblivious to it's teachings. I Grew up with a wonderful family that loves me so much. So in 2008 I was dating a girl who happened to be LDS. I asked her many questions about life. So one day she told me that I should come to church with her, and she told me that I don't have to ever come again if I don't like it. So i thought that was a great idea so I went. And sure enough the missionaries were there and asked to teach me that day, so I did. So putting those Elders through the ringer with all sorts of questions to try and stump them, they always had an answer from the scriptures. I was 17 at the time so I needed permission to be baptized and I was not given permission. So I had to wait until I was 18. So after 9 months of teaching, and after i found many answers from the Spirit that the church and everything I learned was TRUE, I was baptized. The day was December 14, 2008, I recieved the priesthood and 1 Year later I started on my papers for my mission. I was called to the Beutiful West Virginia Vharleston Mission. About 14 months in i had to have surgery on my spine on a cyst that had to be removed so I was sent home for that reason, BUT I came back to the mission 3 months later and that is where i currently am helping to build the Lord's kingdom here on Earth.

How I live my faith

Well I know no better way to live your faith then serving a mission for the Lord. That is what I am doing and every worthy young person should serve a mission, especially the young men. It has brought me more happiness then any amount of money could buy.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Anthony Penn
We Believe the Bible to be the word of God (as far as it is tanslated correctly). In my mission here in WV, there are so many people that say that we don't belive in the Bible. That Is False, False, False. We revere the Bible as Holy scripture, that its teachings will bring us close to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Anyone who thinks that we do not use the Bible does not know about our commitment to follow Christ by following HIS WORD, or follow HIS PROPHETS! Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Anthony Penn
First off I want to say that Joseph Smith DID NOT WRITE THE BOOK OF MORMON. Just as in the Bible, It was written by Prophets of God, like Moses, Elijah, or Noah. Any person who denies the Book of Mormon also deny that the Savior loves the world, He didn't just love the people in Jerusalem, He loved the world! That is why he blesses us with more of His word. Show more Show less