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Hi I'm Porter

I'm a small town boy from Arkansas. I am serving a 2 year mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil starting September 9th, 2015. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a young adult who has just graduated High School and moved 4 days later with my family to Idaho for a new adventure! I'm the oldest of 4 children and looking forward to serving a church mission and attending college in the fall of 2017. I've got a lot of new and big life changing decisions ahead and am looking forward to making them.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe this gospel is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Through abiding & following its precepts I know that I can return to be with God the Eternal Father, my family, & God's Son Jesus Christ. I know Christ lives today. He loves me. He is my Savior, Redeemer, Lord & True friend. I believe in this gospel. It has a foundation of faith in God the Eternal Father, Jesus Christ, & the Holy Ghost. My love for them is eternal; theirs for me is like wise, for it faileth not. Joesph Smith is a true prophet & restored the priesthood power & church back to its fullness under Heavenly Fathers direction. I know he saw the Father & Christ. The Spirit has born testimony of this to me. The Book of Mormon is a real book with answers to life's wavering questions. I know that through faith & prayer anything that is God's will come to past after we ask sincerely & humbly. I know that fasting & prayers work with faith & real intent. I have seen the spirit touch others lives so strong that there is a dramatic change to them & those around them. This has happened to me. I know that the challenges in life are from God. He test us before we receive blessings. I know that the atonement is part of God's plan & that without it we are lost to Heavenly Father. Without Christ paying the price everything here on Earth is worthless. I understand the power of the priesthood & what it can do for men. The thought of being worthy to use this gives me such great JOY! With it families are sealed forever. Life is changed blessed & created. Through temple marriage & living worthily the family unit is strong, unwavering, & uplifted. Through one anothers examples the family grows & becomes stronger & one. It brings me great happiness to serve others. I know that with selfless-service Christ's will can be done. I know that President Monson is the true, living prophet today. I testify, believe, hope, & follow these things & much more. I love this church its my light & joy.

How I live my faith

In my ward I'm part of the quorum, a group of men that preform priesthood duties. This calling and responsibility is given to all men in our congregation allowing us the chance to visit 2-3 families in our ward once a month to talk/visit and share a gospel lesson with the family. I also am given the fantastic opportunity and privilege of preparing and passing the Sacrament each week. Each other young man in the church 12+ also has this opportunity as long as they have the Aaronic Priesthood and are worthy of it every week.