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Hi I'm John

I'm from Kentucky, I play music, I do physics, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a smallish town in eastern Kentucky where I was raised in an awesome family. We all were raised playing different instruments and all kinds of sports. As the sports dropped off our list of hobbies the music stayed, and we have fun just playing around as a family now. I've always loved the sciences and particularly physics. I really enjoy finding out how the universe works and how things interact with each other. As a result I started my schooling at the University of Louisville as a physics major, but have since switched to engineering. What has really helped define me though is the two years I spent serving a full-time mission in Arizona. It's there that I really learned self mastery and diligence as I spent my time serving others and worrying about their needs. What's more important though, is that it's where I really came to know and understand the message of the restored gospel, and saw how it gave people hope, and helped me through some of my most difficult times.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it's true. I wouldn't be able to convince myself to stick with something that requires as much effort, time, and dedication if I didn't both know it was true and see the blessings in my life and others' lives as a result of it. And I know for myself that it is true because I have taken the time and put for the effort to pray, study, live it, and see the blessings and answers to my prayers because of it.

How I live my faith

I stick to what I call spiritual CPR: Church. Pray. Read. By making church a weekly habit and prayer and scripture study a daily habit (at least), I keep an eternal perspective and am able to see life from the point of view of the Plan of Salvation. It helps me to have better self control and a more positive attitude when I do what I can to always remember Christ.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

One of the most important things about this life is who we become. We're here to become better people, and become more Christlike. What we do isn't nearly as important as who we are. God has provided us with the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the way for us to reconnect with God, repent of our mistakes and shortcomings, understand that we can be forgiven and cleansed, and to teach us how to live in order to be more like our Savior Jesus Christ. Faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end are how we do that. Show more Show less