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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a first year Law Student at University of Florida. I just got back from serving as a missionary in Peru last April, and married last August. I love to read, though I am getting more than my fair share this semester.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it has brought great happiness in my life. I thought that I had everything a young guy could want or need; good grades in college, a good job, plenty of friends, but I found myself chasing after an ever-fleeting happiness. What attracted me to the church was how happy the members seemed to be, and their open kindness to others. I was especially impressed by the services on Sunday, which felt very sincere and open and overall different from my experiences of attending other churches in my youth. I tried to rationalize the common patterns that I could attribute to the member's happiness, but with such a diverse group of people and circumstances, I was at a loss. I was invited to read the Book of Mormon, which I began to read due to curiosity. Soon, however, I developed a testimony of the truthfulness of this marvelous testimony of Jesus Christ, and recognized principles that I could apply in my life that would draw me closer to God. As I attempted to live these principles, I found the answer I was looking for, an answer to why these people struck my as so happy and sincere. From the day of that realization, I decided that I wanted to be a disciple of Christ as well, and it just so happens that a synonym for that is being a Mormon. So that's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am called to the responsibility (ironically) of helping the missionary work. I meet up with the missionaries weekly to see if I can help them in anyway, and as part of my responsibilities, I teach a class every Wednesday night to newer members of the church, where we can read the Book of Mormon together. I love to teach, and its great to focus on the Book of Mormon because it has been such a blessing in my life and continues to teach me on a daily basis. I get something new out of he Book of Mormon every time I read it, as well as reminders of things that one can do to continually coming closer to God. I talk to my fellow students about the church and how fun it is to go every Sunday, and the blessings I have received for trying to live the commandments.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I know that families can be together forever. My wife and I are so excited to be together now and for all eternity. We know that this is perhaps the greatest blessing that our heavenly father has provided for us, and by living worthily for the promises we made to each other in the temple, we can receive those wonderful blessings. I am not sure that heaven would quite be the heaven without my wife with me at my side. Show more Show less