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Hi I'm Austin

I grew up in CA wakeboarding and snowboarding and playing sports. Now I'm a dental student with an amazing wife and twin babies.

About Me

I am an avid competitor in ping pong, racquetball, volleyball, foosball and many other random sports. I wanted to be a professional football player until I came to my senses, and am now in dental school. I grew up in a great mormon family. My parents raised me with their beliefs, but I had to figure out for myself if the church was really true. I prayed and asked God if it is, and I received an answer. I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a strong conviction that I am where the Lord wants me to be, because of the countless answers I have received from the Holy Ghost. My great grandfather said "even if all this wasn't true, its the best dang way to live your life". I love my life.

How I live my faith

I try to treat others the way I want to be treated. Jesus is the ultimate truth and authority, and I choose to follow his teachings. I participate in all the church functions that I can, including church every Sunday, scouts with the boys every Thursday, dates with my wife on Fridays, and many other things that enrich my life.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Austin
Joseph Smith was the chosen prophet to restore the true church of Jesus Christ with all of its original power and authority. Christ Himself restored this power and is the Head of the Church today. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Austin
I agree with with the Church's response and would not stop an expectant mother in ONLY those rare cases. However, I don't think that I would condone or encourage an abortion if my daughter or wife were in one of those rare cases. I would PREFER a live birth in every case. Show more Show less