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Hi I'm Cordell

I'm a missionary, I'm a "crazy snowboarding uncle", a diabetic & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my entire life. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I've also had type I diabetes for the last 15 years and spend a majority of my summers and winter weekends volunteering as a camp counselor to assist and teach kids and teenagers about diabetes. I enjoy hunting and snowboarding and anything associated with the outdoors. I am currently serving as a missionary of the church in Albuquerque New Mexico until January of 2013.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ is something that has blessed me and by extension my family. I was born into a family that instilled morals and values that made me want to be the best person I could be. I first read the Book of Mormon through for the first time in my senior year of high school. I cannot begind to describe the change of heart that I had from that experience and the knowledge that came to me that God really does know, love, and appreciate me. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon as he said he did; by the gift and power of God. It is a manifestation of God's love for all of us. I know anybody will come closer to God, and also find a greater sence of happiness from reading it.

How I live my faith

I love to work withing my ward to help people and to ".. be and example of the believers..." (1 Timothy 4:12). I try my hardest to model my life how my Savior would want me too and try to follow his example by keeping his commandments. The main driving force behind me trying to live my faith is the knowledge that God expects a lot out of me as one of his sons. The knowledge that my family is sealed forever has been another contributing factor in that endeavor to be a more dedicated disciple of Jesus Christ.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Cordell
We believe that after the death of Jesus Christ and his apostles; the authority to act in God's name and to officiate in his church was lost. This led rise to people having to turn to men to interpret the scriptures and the formation of many churches. After centuries of being lost, the Lord again called prophets and apostles to officate in His church and in His name. The prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. He is the successor of the unbroken line of priesthood authority coming from the Lord Jesus Christ. He holds all the rights and authority to officiate and direct the church under the direction of the Lord. While we have a prophet, the head of our chuch as in ancient times is the Lord Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Cordell
We are all literal children of our Father in Heaven, we are all God's children. Our families are a representation of that relationship we have with God. We learn, love, mourn and live together to become better people and uplife one another. The family is central to Gods plan. The whole purpose of that plan is for us to live in the presence of God and Jesus Christ for eternity with our families. In order for us to get to that blessed and happy state, we have to develope feeling of love and devotion to our family now in this life. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Cordell
Many people know that the church believes in the Book of Mormon as an additional witness of the divinity and reality of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon deals with Christ's dealings with the inhabitants of the Americas. On the flip side, the Bible offers us a historical account of the antemortal existance, birth, life, ministry, atonement and death of Jesus Christ. The Bible is a priceless volume of holy scripture and is revered by all Latter Day Saints as the word of God. The literal 4000 years of secular history are essential to bringing us to a better understanding as to our relationship with God and Jesus Christ and the role of Jesus Christ as our Redeemer and Savior. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Cordell
The missionaries will first share a message about the Gospel of Jesus Christ being restored today. They will also teach about God's plan for his children to come back to live with him. The will also teach in detail the Gospel and the necessary actioins we have to take to live with our Father in Heaven again. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Cordell
As a missionary this is pretty easy to answer! The reason missionaries are so anxiously engaged in proclaiming the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is because we know the blessing it will bring to peoples lives. We (as missionaries) are called by a prophet of God to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them recieve the restored gospel through; faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism by immersion for the remission of sins, recieving the gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the End. Our whole purpose as missionaries is simply to help others build their foundation in Christ and build on the truths that they have and hold dear. Show more Show less