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Hi I'm William

I am a College Student, a saxophone teacher, and a part-timer at a private law office. I'm a cured dyslexic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I was taught to work hard and get good grades. It wasn't really a problem for me to just enjoy elementary school, do my work, and have great friends. But in the 4th grade Dyslexia began to reveal itself. Many teachers simply gave up on me. They told my parents that it wasn't worth going through the work to make me something I wasn't - an achiever. They told them to put me in Special Ed where I wouldn't be pressured and more importantly, they wouldn't have to alter their teaching plans for me. I went on heartbroken for years. I gave up on myself. School made me sick, my friends I had during the years before my dyslexia moved away, and I was often teased by the peers that were left. Middle school was much of the same. I went to my first Accelerated Math Class in which the teacher said she would "...do anything to keep [me] out of her math class." Taking up clarinet was also a challenge. I could not understand music for the life of me. I was often last chair in my section. I also became so frustrated with my handicap on the piano that I eventually stopped practicing it. As a freshman going to seminary I was told of a promise, that we will gain energy, knowledge, and even prosper if we read the scriptures daily. I took the challenge. As I read my scriptures my grades improved. I received straight A's and was admitted into the Nevada Allstate band as a Saxophonist. My psychologist was greatly surprised to find later that he could not longer classify me with dyslexia

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be one everyday. The Lord has healed me with His love, atonement, and miraculous power, just as he did during His ministry on the earth. As I followed the challenge that came from His prophet and apostles I was cured. It is a testimony to me, that Heavenly Father loves us in these latter days, enough to give us a prophet, Thomas S. Monson, who communicates with Him directly, and 12 Apostles who, through divine power, counsel us on how to live our lives to return to live with our loving Heavenly Father. Furthermore, I know the Book of Mormon is true. It was used as a powerful tool to cure my dyslexia and open the doors to my dreams. It is truly another testament of Jesus Christ and His eternal love and atonement for us. With this knowledge, I know God exists. I know He has heard my prayers and answered them. He loves me and watches over me, as He watches over all of His children. I know this, and God knows I know it. With His great love and sacrifice for me. I strive to follow the commandments everyday and live my life to return with Him someday. It is a choice I make, because he chooses to never leave me as I follow Him and keep His commandments.

How I live my faith

I strive to help people who are going through rough times. People show us all the time that they need a helping hand, maybe not in the best ways, but they do often show that they could use help. I know the Gospel is the light and foundation they are looking for and I hope to share it with as many people as I can. I know it can strengthen them, and bring them to joy in this life and the next. I have a calling in the church as the secretary for the youth organization in my church. I strive to set an example for them by going on a mission and staying as strong and faithful as I can in the church. I also have interactive church studies with a close friend. We try to see if we can help uplift those in our friendship circle and others that we come in contact with. We encourage each other to speak positively and help one another through their trials and challenges. I have a wonderful family who is there for me and who I want to spend all of eternity with in the next life. I want to keep myself clean so that I may live worthy of the promise to be with them after this life. It is the greatest gift, to know that we will always have our loved ones with us. Especially in the presence of God.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

William
It is likely that most any LDS member that you meet in person will be more than willing to share their testimony and thoughts about their belief in the church with you. Feel free to ask any Mormon you know or dont know. There is also a link on this website to speak with a member of the church. Show more Show less