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Hi I'm James

I am from Idaho Falls, I love sports both watching and playing; especially football, I am the youngest of 4, and I am a mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission in Colorado Springs, CO. I love my mission, it is amazing. I love sports so much. I love Boise State football the most and Denver Broncos as well. I love to watch just about any sport. I love to work out a ton to and to stay in shape! I have 3 older siblings and two neices who are the cutest. I am a proud uncle! I am the yougest, and I look up to all my siblings. I love my mom. She has done so much for me. My father is my hero I love him and thank both my parents for all they have done.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but during my early to mid teen years I decided I was not going to continue to be a member when I was older and out of my fathers house. In my late teens I actually sat down and told myself that I was going to read through the book of mormon all the way and not stop. I wanted to take Moroni's challenge and ask god if it was true. I did and as I read i felt through the spirit that the book was true! I felt peace, joy, and comfert as I read. Another testiment to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints being true is through our church music hymns and other songs of faith. The spirit comes so quickly to me as I hear this music. I know for myself that this church is true. There have been too many experiances in my life to say that god is not there and has not answered my prayers. Everyone can come to know this trueth and feel the spirit confirm it to them as it has for me through reading and praying about the book of mormon with a sincere heart, real intent, and having faith in Christ(Moroni 10:4).

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission to spread this truth to the people who are ready to here it. I go to church and renew my baptismal covenants with my Savior and Heavenly Father. I read from the book of mormon, and continue to pray every morning and night for things I am greatful for and things i truely stand in need of. I am always looking for ways to serve others, especially as a missionary I love to serve others and see the joy in their faces as we do so. It brings the spirit into my life to know that I am not only serving them, but I am also serving god(Mosiah 2:17). Through my service I look for opportunities to invite people to come unto Christ someway!

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

James
Indeed we do. When Joseph Smith was alive he wrote what he called the "13 Articles of Faith" the 8th one says "we believe the bible to be the word of god, as long as it is translated correctly, we also believe the book of mormon to be the word of god. The book of mormon and the bible go hand in hand, they support eachother. The bible is the word of god! Show more Show less