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Hi I'm Seth

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student, studying towards a PhD in mechanical engineering. I am a father of 4 children and have been married for over 8 years. I am an avid outdoorsman. I enjoy snow skiing, rock climbing, cycling and canyoneering. I also play racquetball, tennis, and ping-pong. I appreciate a good science fiction story, movie, book, or TV show.

Why I am a Mormon

I am an active latter day saint and delight in the simple truths of the gospel. It was a somewhat twisted path that led me to the gospel of Jesus Christ. In high school, where all self contemplation starts, I relized after being asked that I had no belief in God. I simply did not believe that one or any existed. My junior year I joind a multiculteral club that had an extremely diverse membership. The subject of religion came up many times and eventually I began to wonder why so many people would waste their time worshiping God. I was too near sighted at that time to see any benifit to it. After this an opertunity was presented to me to learn about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints through meeting with the missionaries. The Elders taught me about the gospel of Jesus Christ. They taught me about what the bible as well as the book of mormon hold in them. I was encouraged to pray and fast about the truth of what I was taught. The Elders showed me an example of someone in the scriptures who recieved faith in God by prayer. In Alma 22:18 king Lamoni's father prays to God to know and learn of Him. I said a similar prayer many times before I was able to recognize the still quite voice of the spirit. This led to my belief in God and Jesus Christ. I then continued to pray and fast until I recieved an answer to the truthfulness of everything that I was being taught. I now know by the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. That it as a companion to the Bible will lead my life back to the presence of God in heaven. I know that there is a Prophet on the earth today and that he leads Christs restored church. The holy ghost confirms these truths to me and I will continue to follow the teachings set forth in the scriptures.

How I live my faith

As a family we sing a hymn and pray every morning and evening. We pick a different hymn each week. Every week we gather and have a Family Home Evening. We sing and pray together, teach a lesson to our children, play a game then have a treat. I serve the high school age boys in the ward. I organize spiritually uplifting activates and lessons. The young men also do service projects for others. My wife and I are currently studying the New Testement to learn about Christ's ministry.