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Hi I'm Kieran Allowitz

I am a missionary serving in Long Beach California, I am seeker of truth, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am young man just starting his mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Long Beach California. I am the oldest of three kids. I love to be outdoors, run, and learn. I love the gospel with all my heart and soul. It is through the gospel and the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ, that I have been able to get through all the struggles in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this great church; which has been a tremendous blessing. I got baptized because that was what seemed like the right thing to do. It wasn't until 12 years old I finally saw why I'm a Mormon. That year, President Gordon B. Hinckley asked that we read the Book of Mormon. At that time, I realized that I had never fully read it. So that summer, I read it from cover to cover. After I did so I prayed to ask if this book was true. I got an answer; a warming feeling that testified to me that I knew these things were true. This gospel has helped me get through the challenges of life. In October of 2012, my parents got divorced. To make things more difficult, we as a family decided to move from Austin, Texas to Rexburg, Idaho. In a world of confusion and struggles, I knew only a few things; God loved me; He provided Jesus Christ to help me not only gain forgiveness for sin, but to help me get through life, and that the Church was true. I cannot deny it. I know that this gospel is true and that it all started with a simple prayer uttered by Joseph Smith. I know that, through God's hand, another testament of His word was brought out by Joseph Smith; The Book of Mormon. I know that our Heavenly Father knows us and loves us enough to give us leaders, who receive God's word for the Church. I know that through our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, we are made clean and can return to our Father. I say these things in the name of our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I truly live my faith through trying to be like my Redeemer in word, deed, and thought. I try to keep my words in accordance with God's commandments. I try my best to have kind words to and about the people I meet and see. I pray every day, using my words to bring myself closer to our Heavenly Father. I am not perfect, but I use my words to as for forgiveness from a merciful Father in Heaven The Lord has given us so much, I do my best to do as Christ did throughout his mortal ministry, serve other. Service comes in all forms such as opening a door for someone or mowing someone's lawn, but I earnestly seek these opportunities as I know Heavenly Father will bless me. Thoughts are hard to control, but I uplift my thoughts by doing things that will bring me closer to God and the Savior; things such as reading scriptures, saying prayers, and following the commandments of God. I know that as I live what I am taught, Heavenly Father will bless me for my efforts.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Kieran Allowitz
As a missionary for the church, I get this question many times. The way you can know if these things are true is the read the Book of Mormon and pray to know it is true. If I had a cake, and I told you it was so good, how could you know? Through trying it. The same with the Book of Mormon. I know that as continue to read you will see that the Book of Mormon is true. Then, after everytime you read, you need to pray to the only person who can not lie to you: Our Heavenly Father. Through the Holy Ghost, Our Heavenly Father will help you to feel for yourself that the Book of Mormon is true, the Joseph Smith indeed was a prophet of God, and that the Church of Jesus Christ was restored once again upon the earth. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Kieran Allowitz
Temples are sacred places in which we make sacred promises with our Heavenly Father and where we can learn more truth about God's plan and desire for us. Because of the sacred nature of the temple, one must be worthy to enter. In the temple, we participate in ordinances that keep families together forever and allow us to enter into God's presence. Show more Show less