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Hi I'm Garrett

I´ve studied mathematics. I´m serving a mission. I´m a Mormon

About Me

Right now I´m serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. Before this, I was a student at Arizona State University studying mathematics and making video games. I enjoy playing (and making) video games, reading, making movies with my friends, and talking about stories and storylines. My hobby would have to be the trading card game Magic the Gathering. I enjoy building decks, playing, and talking/thinking about the world. I enjoy stories about fantasy and science fiction, and one day hope to write my own (or make one into a video game).

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, and have had the opportunity of following it throughout my life, yet that isn´t completely the reason why I continue to follow. I follow it because I know it is true. Not only do the truths make sense logically, but I myself have asked God on a number of occasions if this church and many of its truths are true, and as a result, I have received answers in the affirmative. I have felt the touch of the Holy Ghost in my life confirming that it is true. Not only this, but I like the ¨fruits¨ of the gospel, of this church. As I follow God´s advice and counsel as found in this church, I fell more peace and happiness in my life, and I want to continue serving God. The aspect that most touches my heart is service. I love the happiness I feel as I serve others, sespecially through the activities and blessings of this church. My life would most certainly not be as sweet if I were not a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Before I went to serve Jesus Christ by teaching about Him in Mexico, I taught a class of 5-year olds in my ward (church) with some of my friends. There were four of them, but they were a handful, and teaching them was difficult at times, but they are awesome. Already, they have so much personality, and understand so much about the truths of this world. They have their problems, but they love their families and each other, and I was very priveleged to be able to teach them. I still write them every once in a while. Other than that, I attend church every Sunday. I have many friends there that I would not have without attending, and it is a wonderful place to relax from everyday worries, help and visit my friends, and learn about Jesus and the gospel. Right now, as I´ve said before, I´m trying to help the people of Chiapas, Mexico to learn more about Christ and to trust in him. It is wonderful to watch peoples´ lives become better as they learn and live the truths and values of God.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Garrett
This church is Jesus Christ´s, as indicated by the name. So, it is Jesus Chist who selects the prophet. He did it in ancient times (like with Moses, Noah, Peter, etc.) and He does it today. Today, when a prophet dies, a new one is chosen by revelation given to the remaining prophets seers and revelators (of the Twelve apostoles and the First Presidency). If you want moe clarity, try searching through more of mormon.org or lds.org Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Garrett
Yes Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Garrett
Joseph Smith was a good, honorable man, but we don´t worship him. We worship God and Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was one of God´s prophets, like Noah or Moses. Prophets teach people to worship God and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Garrett
Nope, there are no restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join the LDS church or any such restrictions over the priesthood. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Garrett
Many of them go out on their own expense. Some families work together to help the missionary go out and serve. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Garrett
Yes, we believe in Jesus Christ, he is central to our religion, and thus we are Christians. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Garrett
No Show more Show less