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Hi I'm Christian

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love spending time with my family. I have a large extended family and I am very close to them. My cousins are my best friends. I love playing sports too. I played basketball, football and ran track in high school. Our school won the state title in football my freshman, sophomore and junior years. We also won state in basketball my junior year. I am currently playing college basketball and plan to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the summer of 2012 when I turn 19. I am grateful to be going to school right now, and I have learned a lot already. College is definitely a time to learn about yourself and gain a testimony of the things we cherish most. There are always challenges and difficulties that go along with it, but I'm grateful I know that no matter what happens, I'm going to do the best that I can do. I know my family will always be there for me, even though they are far away from the school I am attending.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (a Mormon) because I have prayed to know that it is true. I have come to learn that if I want to know anything, I can pray to my Heavenly Father for a testimony. Sometimes my answer doesn't come for a while, and it is difficult to have patience. But Heavenly Father always answers us and He will always reach out to us in love. I have read The Book of Mormon multiple times and I know that it helps me stay hopeful and faithful during hard times, but also keeps me in line during the good times. I also have a testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith, that he was an instrument in God's hands to restore the true Church again to the Earth. I know that all of the prophets, including our current Prophet Thomas Spencer Monson, are men of God and inspired of God to give us counsel and advice that we must follow to be happy. I know without a doubt in my mind that what the prophets and apostles say is the truth. I have tested it out throughout my life, and the prophets and apostles are always right. Their advice is always advice to take, because it makes lives so much happier and so much more hopeful. The biggest testimony that I have is of Jesus Christ. The biggest reason that I am LDS is because of Jesus Christ's love for me. I know with all of my heart and soul that He loves me and that He cares for me. It is amazing to me that He forgives me despite my inadequacies. Without Him, I am absolutely nothing. Jesus Christ's Atonement gives me hope and is the reason I move forward every day.

How I live my faith

I pray to Heavenly Father all the time, especially in the morning after I wake up and at night before I go to sleep. I read my scriptures every single day, no matter what. I go to all of my church meetings. I do not drink beer or smoke or take drugs. I keep myself morally clean and avoid anything that is not wholesome. I read talks given by our prophets and apostles in order to learn and grow. I do not buy anything on Sunday, nor do I go out and play basketball or sports on Sunday. I try my very best to be kind and gentle to other people. I am preparing to serve a full-time mission. I do the best I can do to follow the Holy Ghost's promptings in my life. I understand that we are not all perfect, and I make mistakes. But I know that if I am doing the very best I can do, through repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can be cleansed from all sin. I do my best to live my faith in a way that my Father in Heaven would be happy if He were right next to me at all times.

What is faith?

Faith is a principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith is something that isn't necessarily seen or always tangible. It's something that we believe with such conviction, that nothing is going to break it. Faith in God is trusting in Him and believing that He loves us and will help us in whatever challenges we may be facing, no matter how hard they may be. Show more Show less