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Hi I'm Gordy

I was born in Virginia and grew up in California. I love writing and food. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading good books (wish I had more time), writing (trying to make time), and cooking (I make time for that one - I love cooking and eating good food). Right now, I'm studying communications at Brigham Young University, but my real goal is to earn a doctorate in counseling psychology.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember that I was once asked to speak in church about why I was going to serve a mission. As I prepared to speak, I thought more and more about Jesus Christ and about whether or not I had a true testimony of Him. I knew that it would sound good to say that I love Christ and I know He lives and loves me, but the problem was that I didn't know. I wanted it to be true, it made sense to be true, but I honestly didn't know for a fact. I prepared to speak, hoping that somehow I would know what to say. While I was speaking at church, as I began to speak about Christ, I all-of-a-sudden felt an awareness that Christ knows and loves me. It was a really simple feeling, like something falling in line with the rest of my brain, but it was really monumental for me. After feeling Christ's love at that moment, it made sense to me why God would call Joseph Smith to be a prophet and what the Book of Mormon was about. From that experience, I knew that Christ is a real person and that His sacrifice for me is also real. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

How I live my faith

It's really important to me to make time for God everyday. I make sure that I read from the scriptures daily, especially the Book of Mormon. I like to write down summaries of chapters and key verses in the Book of Mormon. When I really focus on what I read, I can feel God giving me direction.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

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