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Hi I'm Rasmus

I'm a missionary, I'm a happy person and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up and lived most of my life in Sweden. I strive to be hopeful and positive in all aspects in my life, and my faith in Jesus Christ allows me to do just that. I have many interests. For one thing I love and always have loved sports. When I was younger, I devoted the majority of my free time to practicing the one or the other. The two main ones I played were football (the kind where the ball is round) and ice hockey. I skated for the first time when I was two years old, and played for clubs from the ages 4 through 16. I also enjoy science, computer games, chess and mathematics as well as learning languages, practicing medieval sword fighting, singing and playing the piano. I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As such I seek opportunity to serve my neighbor, and to invite them to come unto Christ by helping them understand His restored teachings.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a wonderful family. My parents and my siblings are my best friends in the world. I have three siblings, all younger than me, and my family is very important to me. Throughout my youth we always tried to keep the family together, and I have seen through personal experience that a strong family is one of the greatest blessings we have on this earth. I have a strong conviction that these family bonds can last beyond death. My mother grew up as an active member of the church. She feels that she never received a confirmation that the church is true. My father is not a member of the church, and so for the majority of my mother's married life, she has been less active. None of our children were baptized as members of the church. I started researching the church in the fall of 2008, at the age of 14. Although my mother is less active, I was raised with high moral standards, and learned many great things from my parents. I spent almost two years researching the church, looking for either a confirmation that the church is true, or some sign of the opposite. It was during EFY, a youth conference which took place in June-July 2010. We were all invited to share our beliefs in the form of a testimony. At the time thought I had none. I approached our leaders and they explained to me that I could express my true feelings. I decided to go up and state as my testimony: "I believe there is a God, and I leave that testimony in the Name of Jesus Christ". Because I had no real testimony, this was all I expected to say. However, at the pulpit the Spirit took over; I heard myself testifying that the church was true, and at once received that same witness. When I came home, I expressed to my parents a desire to be baptized. My parents asked me to wait a month, and to think about it. For this I am grateful, during that month my testimony grew solid. I knew that the church was true. I was baptized the 21st of August 2010.

How I live my faith

My faith in Jesus Christ effects every aspect of my life. It gives me hope and purpose, and I can experience a wonderful closeness to my Heavenly Father. As a missionary I talk to people about their interests, their needs, their questions and their concerns, and suggest to them how their life could be richer by getting acquainted with the Savior's teachings. My faith prompts me to serve other people, from flashing a smile to someone who seems to be having a hard time, to offering help taking care of someone's garden. Because of my faith I feel a sincere love for them, I know that they are my brothers and sisters, and that they are entitled to my love and respect. It's a great thing.