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Hi I'm Ian

I'm a student. I'm a future politician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a student at Brigham Young University. I love learning about the world around me, and hope to have a career in politics later on in life. I've lived across the United States, from Oregon and Washington, to Connecticut, to Utah. I'm a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have friends all across the country, and love being around diversity.

Why I am a Mormon

It took me largely until I was fourteen or fifteen to really question what I believed and whether I knew the Book of Mormon was true. It was around this time that I also started seminary. After four years of seminary and deep inward thinking, I can proudly say that I know this church is true, I know the Book of Mormon to be the Word of God, and I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet who restored our Heavenly Father's gospel to the Earth in these times. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and proud of it.

How I live my faith

I currently attend a student ward. Right now, my only calling is home teaching, to go and teach other students in my ward and help them where they need help. I used to be in Boy Scouts back at home, and that truly was one of my greatest ways of serving others. I was able to be an example to the other Scouts and teach them the things that I learned. I also live my faith in prayer. Not a day goes by without me offering multiple prayers, to make sure I have my Heavenly Father's guidance to go about my day. I read my scriptures daily, and my favorite story in the scriptures is the exodus of the Hebrews out of Egypt. Its is such a wonderful story of persevering in trials and tribulations, regardless of what life throws your way.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Ian
No. The Church gives internationally to many countries around the world, and many of these nations have few if no Mormons, and many have few Christians. Our missionaries worldwide devote two years to sharing the gospel AND offering service. We view charity and service as an integral part of beliefs, and it is offered to member and non-member alike. Show more Show less

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

Ian
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, as far as it has been translated correctly. We use it consistently alongside the Book of Mormon, as both complement and complete each other. Show more Show less