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Hi I'm Connor

I'm from Idaho Falls, Idaho. I love the city. I love sports and, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of six that has been through everything together. My whole family has a great sense of humor that never seems to fade. Especially in the tough times, my family has been there for me when I needed them. I love to play football. There's many reasons why I love it, but a big reason is because my dad loves it and taught me to do the same. I've grown to love the game of football because of the things that I've sacrificed to play. "Blood, sweat, and tears," my coaches used to say. I really believe that when we sacrifice for something, we come to love that thing because we remember all of the hard times. Those hard times help us to contrast the great times. In football we're taught: it doesn't matter if you get knocked down. Everyone gets knocked down. The important thing is to have the courage to get back up.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I remember being less active in my church. The reason was, I think, was that I really didn't have a knowledge or testimony of the Book of Mormon or the church as a whole. I realized that I had not SINCERELY prayed. So, what I did is I got down on my knees. I asked my Heavenly Father if I was in the true church and if the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I want everyone to know that I know for a surety that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Church of God and that the Book of Mormon really was translated by Joseph Smith. I know the truth. It just feels good to know.

How I live my faith

I try to be the best I can according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. I go to church on Sundays and pray to receive answers to my questions. I read the scriptures daily so that I am doing my part in getting my answers from God. The best way to live life is to lose it for others. That's what I try to do and I pray for help to do so.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Connor
Without the ordinance of baptism performed by the proper authority, people cannot repent. The reason we are baptized is because we can't access the fruits of Jesus' Christ's suffering without showing him we are willing to follow him and keep his commandments. Our Savior Jesus Christ taught that unless we be born of the water and the spirit, we cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5) We all want to return to our Heavenly Father, right? We cannot achieve that goal without baptism by the proper authority. Also, baptism is only the starting point, or the "gateway." If we aren't baptized, we don't have the access to the more important things that come later. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Connor
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is a book of scripture comparable to the Bible. Prophets wrote in the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is an addition to the "Word of God" and teaches us how to live and it does so in harmony with the Bible. Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet at 14 years of age. When he was 17 years old, it was revealed to him by an angel named Moroni that Joseph was to translate an ancient text into English. The thing was, however, that he had to wait until the time was right to go and get the metal plates upon which the book was written. After he had turned twenty-one years of age, the Lord finally permitted Joseph to go and get the plates in order to translate them. He translated the book through the gift and power of God. This book is named after an ancient prophet named Mormon; thus we have "The Book of Mormon." Show more Show less