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Hi I'm Samuel

I was born and raised in the western United States. I love tennis, friends, and daily improvement. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life! I enjoy playing tennis, and I really just enjoy competition and physical activity. I am preparing to attend college. I love my family, and spending valuable time with them is important to me. Although I am glad to be finished with my secondary education, I was successful throughout it. I love nature. I also love the many true friends that I am blessed with, and spending time with them is an activity I almost always look forward to. I am an Eagle Scout. I was actually one of the valedictorians in my high school graduating class. I have three years of education in auto mechanics, and I at least somewhat enjoy knowing how cars work. I also enjoy yoga, among my many exercise interests! I am a BYU super-fan, and I am also a fan of almost every professional sports team based in Denver, Colorado. I guess it is because I went to a Rockies game as a kid. I also absolutely love sharing what I believe! Questions are my favorite, too!

Why I am a Mormon

I made unwise choices for a few years when I was quite young. I rebelled against and refused to live church standards. I was blessed to realize the path I was following was actually bringing me quite a bit of pain. Still only really halfway committed to church standards, I ignored the counsel given from modern prophets and apostles to avoid dating until the age of 16. I happened to try make a particular young woman my girlfriend. Her reply that she would not date until she was 16 changed my attitude a little. I eventually decided to make that wise decision as well, which was crucial to growing my testimony and helping me avoid evil as I progressed through school. Since that time, I have continued on the strait and narrow path even until today. I keep doing what is right and being a Mormon because I know that it is the happiest way to live! Living with the guidance of the Spirit of God is amazing and refining. I have amazing friends, whom I wholeheartedly thank God for every day, and a family unlike any other! They all support me and contribute to my character as I strive to improve on a daily basis, and I am very pleased with who I am! I know if I do my best, all things truly will work out. God knows what is best, and I live by that truth! I have tested the principles taught by the this church, and I have found, and continue to find daily, that they are accurate and true.

How I live my faith

I devote all the time I can to sharing the gospel and the knowledge I have with everyone around me. I love to visit those who are struggling and need to be uplifted and I do so on a daily basis. I am currently in a ward, or congregation, for young single adults, and I love uplifting and helping them at this time in their life when they need it the most. I teach classes in church whenever assigned or asked to, which probably adds up to about three times a month. I also go to the homes of people in the area where I live to teach them about what I know to be true and what I know they can do to get closer to Jesus Christ. I study the scriptures thoroughly each day alone and with my teaching companion. I pray very frequently throughout each day that God will guide me to His children who really stand in need of my help and love. I love living my faith and doing so the way I do now has brought me closer to God than I ever thought I could be.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only individual to ever live a perfect life, and we believe that He is the only individual who is God's physical Son as well as spiritual Son. We believe that He paid the price for our mistakes, being the only One worthy as the only perfect One. We believe that because He paid for our mistakes and satisfied justice, He now satisfies mercy also by allowing us to have endless happiness through His way and on His terms. Because of Christ, instead of needing to suffer as He did for each of our sins, we can be made clean and accept the sacrifice He made for us by repenting of our sins (apologizing for, forsaking, and fixing our mistakes to the best of our ability). Obviously the sacrifice Christ made for us, called the Atonement, is extremely important to God's eternal plan for us to have endless happiness. Show more Show less