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Hi I'm Landon

I have ADHD, OCD, Disgraphia, and Tourette's Syndrome. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was six years old I was diagnosed with multiple learning disorders and other disorders that effected my ability to control many of my actions. I was treated harshly by my peers and my teachers due to my compulsive behaviors and other aspects of my life in which I had little control over many of my behaviors. I had difficulties making friends, succeeding in school and other activities, and in finding relief from my troubled world. It seemed as though my good desires and intentions were never satisfied. Everything I did had no intention to cause harm, annoyance, or discomfort to others. But day after day I was ridiculed, teased, and chastised harshly by those around me. It seemed that I was always miserable, lonely, and had little success in the things that I worked for. Dispite these things, I have much joy and fulfillment in my life because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the church that he established to guide us through the difficulties of life on earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church from birth. Throughout my life I was taught about my Savior, Jesus Christ, and how He took upon Himself, not just our sins, but, all of our pains, afflictions, and infirmities. I have always been taught that because of Jesus Christ's great sacrifice, He has PERFECT empathy with us in ALL things, He knows EXACTLY how to comfort us, and He knows EXACTLY what will bring true and lasting happiness in this life and throughout the eternities in Heaven because He felt and experienced the temporary and eternal joys and pains that each of God's children would feel and experience as the results of our actions and conditions. I have also been taught that everything that happens is for our good and for our experience. Because of the lack of kindness, success, and positive reinforcement, and my inability to control these circumstances at that time, I felt as though I had very little happiness and comfort in my life. Countless times in my early life I cried unto my God in great grief and sadness, asking that I may know why he gave me these things and if He would remove them from me. Over time, and as I did my best to live the principals of the Gospel, I began to recognize the love that God has for me. I realized that my glass was half full! All I had seen before was the emptieness. I came to know, through these pains, afflictions, and infirmities, that true and lasting happiness can only be achieved by living as Christ showed us we should live. I came to know that God listens to our prayers, and that we all can be made whole, and can receive a fullness of joy through obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God eventually showed me why I had been given these disorders. My wonderful Father in Heaven has also answered my request to have these burdens taken away, although not in the way I had imagined. I have learned, or have been taught by my Heavenly Father, how to overcome my weaknesses and the effects of my disorders.

How I live my faith

The Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches that we should serve one another, and by doing this we are serving God. our Father in Heaven gives us unique gifts that we will need to develop and use to serve others. I have always found joy in my ability to make others laugh, to comfort them, and to bring them happiness and joy through service. Because I know what will bring true and lasting happiness in this life, I have been able to uplift others that suffer the same or similar difficulties that I have gone through. I can honestly say that I am grateful for my weaknesses and my disorders because they teach me the reality of our Savior Jesus Christ and the truthfulness of His everlasting Gospel. The only way to obtain true and lasting happiness in this life and an assurance that we may receive these things in Heaven is by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel as taught and exemplified by our Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ lives and he loves each of us and because of His love, He has restored the fullness of the Gospel and the authority to administer it to the Earth. I testify that, just as in days of old, God is once again calling prophets to lead and guide us today. Just as God led the children of Israel out of Egypt by calling Moses to be his prophet, God is leading His people through prophets once again out of our Egypt. I testify that these things are true, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Landon
We do not worship the prophet Joseph Smith. Imagine how the 12 tribes of Israel felt about the prophet Moses who was an instrument in the Hands of God to relieve them from their trials in Egypt and to reveal to them how the Lord would have them worship in order to return to live with God and overcome their unique trials and temptations present at that time. Then to us, Joseph Smith was like Moses, an instrument in the hands of God the Father and Jesus Christ to restore the fullness of Their Gospel which includes: Priesthood authority, or the authority to act in the name of God, as a representative of Jesus Christ, in the work of bringing salvation to the children of God; A Full understanding and knowledge of all truthes and ordinances necissary to return to live with our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ in a state of neverending happieness and fulfillment of rightous desires to serve God; Ongoing revelation, or constant clarification and revealing of the Lord's will concerning how He wants His church to be conducted based on the changing trials and temptations influencing His children; The same church organization that was organized by the Savior Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry. Again, we do not worship Joseph Smith, We worship God the Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less