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Hi I'm Troy Chambers

I'm from St. George, UT. I love guitar and, just music period, and I'm a Mormon - serving as a missionary in Southern California.

About Me

I've lived in St. George, Utah almost all of my life. I have an amazing family and awesome friends that I'm so grateful for. They're such a huge part of my life and an amazing blessing. I don't know what I'd do without them. I love playing guitar and a tiny bit of ukulele and bass guitar, and writing songs. I pretty much just love music in general, especially alternative rock n stuff (Angels & Airwaves, Blink-182, Box Car Racer, +44, U2, Bayside, The Killers, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, A Day To Remember, Mae, Muse, Rise Against, ect.), I love movies, video games... and of course especially my family and my friends - don't know what I'd do without them. But from April 2011-2013 I'm pretty much putting that aside, I'm currently serving as an LDS missionary in the California San Bernardino Mission and loving it :) It's great to be on a mission serving the Lord for two years, doing his work. There isn't a better thing I could do! Yeah all those things are cool and all that, but most of them aren't what really matters in life, they don't bring true happiness. Doing the Lord's work, does. Spending time with family and friends, all those you love, does. Serving a mission like this is so much more fulfilling and worth while that almost all of those things, except family and friends. So I'm putting those things on the back-burner for two years to do his work and teach the people here the gospel. I couldn't be happier doing what I'm doing.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church, but of course after a while I couldn't rely on the testimonies of my parents and church leaders alone. I had to gain a testimony for myself, so I read the Book of Mormon and prayed hard to know if it was true. I recieved such a powerful answer, it hit me like a freight train, and the Holy Ghost testified of the Book of Mormon's truthfulness to me as I read. I know without a doubt that the words written in that book were the words of God. I know that The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints is His church and it teaches His gospel, that Joseph Smith was His prophet and he restored the true church, and that Thomas S. Monson is His prophet today. And most importantly I gained a testimony that Christ lives, and loves me. And since I've been on my mission I've recieved more answers and more witnessess that the Book of Mormon is true, and that this church is true. I've gained a powerful testimony of the Atonement that Christ gave for me And everyone in this world that we can be forgiven of our sins, be ressurected as He was, and have eternal life with Him and our Father in Heaven. I Know that that is true without a doubt in my mind! And now I'm spreading that truth to the people here in California, spreading the hope and peace that knowing God and His Son brings. It's an amazing and wonderful thing, to know God is my (and your) Heavenly Father and that Jesus Christ is His son, that they live, and love each and every one of us, and want us to return to them, and be together with them and our families and all those we love forever. I'm so grateful for this gospel, and for everything else that God has blessed me with. We have a song in the church that says "Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will suprise you what the Lord has done." I don't think I can count that high.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to pattern my life after that of Jesus Christ, though of course I make mistakes and sin, as everybody does, when I do, I try my best not to let it happen again, forgive myself, and keep trying to be and do as Christ, and apply the sacrifice He made in Gethsemane and on the cross - the Atonement - to my life.. Right now I'm living it to the fullest as a missionary, I'm proclaiming His everlasting gospel to the world. I'm teaching, helping, and serving, just as He did!

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Troy Chambers
Mormons definitely believe in Jesus Christ, and that He is God's Only Begotten Son. Yes "Mormons" are our nickname. But the actual name of the church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." Christ's name is in the name of our church so of course we believe in Him. We believe that God - our Heavenly Father - sent His Son - Jesus Christ - to the world to Atone for our sins, through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and death on the cross. That Atonement, that sacrifice, makes it possible for us to be ressurected (as Christ was on the third day) one day, and makes it possible for us to repent and be forgiven of our sins, and become clean, that we may be worthy to enter the Kingdom of God. Jesus is the Christ, He is the Messiah of whom the prophets of the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon prophesied would come. The Savior and Redeemer of the world. And Apostles and Prophets testify of Him today, just as the Apostles of Christ's day, like Peter, James, and John, testified of Him. They testify that He did come to the world to pay the price for our sins and infirmities, and our sicknesses and weaknesses. They tell of His second coming. And through Him, and His Atoning sacrifice, we may have eternal life with Him and our Heavenly Father one day. This church is His church, this gospel His gospel. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Troy Chambers
In the Bible we read about the time that Jesus went to John the Baptist to be baptized by him. When Jesus went into the water, John said: "I have need to be baptized of thee." Jesus replied: "Suffer it to be so now, for thus it becometh us to FULFILL ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS." Then, in the Book of Mormon, in 2 Nephi 31:5, that says: "And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even by water!" So, Christ was perfect, yet he needed to be baptized. And we as normal people aren't perfect, and because we aren't perfect and we sin and make mistakes, we need to be cleansed from sin. The way we do that is by repentance and baptism. Then after we have repented of our sins and been baptized, we are confirmed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and recieve the Gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, which guides us and help us to keep making right choices and continue living righteously. Jesus was the only man who ever lived on this earth who was totally and completely perfect and without sin, and yet he needed to be baptized to fulfill all rightousness and obey His Father's commandments. It is a commandment of God that we be baptized by immersion, as Jesus was, he set that example, and we need to follow his example, and that's why we are baptized, to be cleansed from sin, and just to obey God's commandments. Show more Show less