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Hi I'm Mitchell Lewis

I'm a Canadian, a husband, a student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been a Mormon since my earliest years. I was raised in a small city, Summerside, located on Prince Edward Island-Canada's smallest province. After graduating high school, I served as a full-time volunteer missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) in Armenia, a small country bordering Iran, Turkey, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Throughout my two-year missionary experience I was self-taught Armenian, one of the most difficult (and rewarding) things I have yet done in my life. After Armenia I enrolled in a bachelor of arts program at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I selected English as my major because I appreciate the literary theory behind good ideas and books and how everything in the literary world seems to tie back into religion some way or another. Religion, I would say, is my biggest hobby. I love reading scriptures--The Book of Mormon, The Bible, The Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price-- and reading religious (especially Mormon) historiography. In order to expand my knowledge about what I believe in, I think it is necessary to study it and take it seriously, this is why I read the scriptures nearly everyday. After my third year at Saint Mary's I took a one year hiatus, which, luckily, resulted in finding my wife, Christie Burnham, a native from Alberta, Canada. We got married on 6 April 2011 in the Edmonton, Alberta Latter-Day Saint temple. We are expecting our first child later this year.

Why I am a Mormon

There really isn't anything like The Church of Jesus of Latter-Day Saints. On one hand, it is an extremely personal religion that demands a large amount of self-study and obedience to its tenets, while, on the other hand, it is a highly communal space of interaction where people can develop friendships and lasting relationships not only with others from the congregation, but with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I was raised a Mormon by my parents, who took me to church nearly every week since my earliest years. However, a person can only get so far doing things out of habit before they start questioning the logic behind their actions. For some reason, I've always had a strong indication of what's right or wrong-- I've always, until recently, viewed my sensitive conscious as a burden rather than a blessing. This, as one recent prophet of God called it, "celestial spark" motivated me to investigate the legitimacy of the religion I was raised in, all its claims, doctrines, and beliefs, on my own through consistent church attendance, heart-felt prayer, and serious scripture study. One of the bold claims of the Mormonism (probably the boldest) is that in 1820 a young boy, Joseph Smith, after some serious reflection on the topic of religion, received a vision in which Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ personally appeared to him. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ used Joseph as their prophet to bring back their true church, all the powers and pure doctrine lost over the centuries since Christ's mortal death due to religious corruption and negligence. Many people pass Joseph Smith off as a religious charlatan, but with sincere study and prayer anyone, like me, can come to a rock-solid realization that Joseph's incredible story is true, that he was called as a prophet by God to bring back Christ's church in wholeness and purity, and that he did other amazing works which are of great to benefit to every man, woman, and child's eternal salvation.

How I live my faith

Everyday I'm continually trying to refine my worship, strengthen my beliefs in the Mormon faith, and reach out to others. Life, however, tends to get busy, but it's always a matter of picking yourself up, dusting off your clothes, and cheerfully moving onward. I have certain church responsibilities giving me the privilege of interacting, teaching, and having fun with my congregation's younger men, the teenagers. It's awesome, keeps me busy, and gives me an opportunity to help others out.