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Hi I'm Gavin

I am a Musician, Brother, Guitarist, Photographer, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm 19 years old and I grew up in Idaho mostly. North Idaho is the best place in the world! Full of dark forests and beautiful gleaming lakes! I live there with my family of one brother, one sister and two wonderful parents. I also love playing music and taking photographs. I have really got into music my sophomore year of high school. I started singing in the Honors Choir and sang in it until I graduated high school. I also play guitar which I have been doing for I about 5 years, I love to play instrumental music such as Andy McKee, Kaki King, etc... I have also been taking photographs for 2 years now. I started out by doing a 365 project (taking one picture every day), which then led to senior and family portraits, weddings and everything in between. I shot my first wedding at the beginning of my senior year. I love capturing a moment and keeping it for years to come!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. But that doesn't mean I was 100% my entire life. I had to find out for myself if what i have been hearing my whole life was true.... When I was 11 I was not sure about my current membership of this church. I wasn't sure whether I wasn't to continue being a part of this Church. One day I took a walk with my mother, and she asked me what I thought about the Church. I said I was not sure if I wanted to be a part of it. My mother told me to pray, have an open heart and read the scriptures. I followed my Mother's advice. I was reading in 1 Nephi when it hit me. The scripture I read spoke of Lehi receiving a vision from God, in that vision he saw a book, and as he did so he was "filled with the spirit". That very moment, I felt the spirit within me. The spirit told me that everything I had learned in sunday school was a real. From that moment I have tried my best to stay as strong in this church as I can. I know this church is true, I can't deny it. No matter how tough life gets, how impossible I think my life is, The Savior and His teachings are here to bless me and countless others. I'm a Mormon because it makes sense, I'm a Mormon because I feel it, know it and love it. I'm a Mormon because this is Christ's true church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving the Lord. Right now I am on a wonderful mission in Arizona for the next two years. Living my faith is also a lot of work. It's a lot of trial and error. I make mistakes, repent and make restitution for what i have done. It's a beautiful thing to be able to repent fully for things that I know I shouldn't do! It also means being kind and serving like our Savior, Jesus Christ. Srtiving to be like him keeps me on a straight and narrow path tp becoming the best that I can be.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Gavin
No! We love to help everyone who needs help! Serving is one of the things we do best! Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Gavin
The Book of Mormon is a book that is another testament stating the Jesus Christ lived. It includes writings of ancient prophets, that knew about the plan that Heavenly Father had for them. It also says that all who read it sincerely will know its teachings are true through the holy spirit. Show more Show less