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Hi I'm Parker Hoffman

I'm adopted. I am very athletic and love to learn. I plan to become the next Steve Irwin, or Crocodile Hunter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was adopted when I was born. I have never met my birthmother but plan to someday. All my life I have struggled with ADHD and being socially awkward. It is a struggle for me to make friends and reign in my consant energy and competitiveness. I have one younger brother also adopted from a different family. I love him dearly. My mother is permanently disabled but always worked hard to make my brother and me happy. My parents raised us with the gospel. Idid cross country Sophomore through Senior year and Track Junior and Senior year. I lettered every season. I like to read, and play football, soccer, basketball, and just about any other sport. I love wildlife and exploring. I am learning piano and am a pretty good singer. I love food, and eat A LOT of it. I am eternally thankful for girls. I am going on a mission. I plan to attend college at either BYU Hawaii and major in Marine Biology or UF and major in Zoology. After that, I plan to start a career very similar to Steve Irwin's. I am also an Eagle Scout and have earned a Duty to God Award. I am serving a mission in Russia Samara, where I love the people dearly.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. At times I doubted its validity. But I always return to it. All of its teachings just help make my life so much happier and easier. Several times I have asked myself if this church is true, and prayed about it. The answer is always a resounding yes. I have an unshakable testimony that this church is true and that Thomas S. Monson is our latter-day prophet. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet and saw our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know Christ died and suffered so that we can all repent, and have a chance to be with our father again and acheive exaltation. And for that, my gratitude cannot be put into words. I can never make myself leave the church for fear of hurting the one who sacrificed so much for me, and loves me more than I can comprehend. I know God lives. I know that families can be together forever. I know all this without a doubt. And that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I was the first-assistant to the Bishop in my Priest's quorum. I was also on the Stake Youth Council where I helped plan activities for all the mormon youth in the greater Orlando Area. I strive to follow the commandments and be the best that I can be in all things. I am forgiving and try to extend love to all people. Everyday I try to bring myself closer to the goal of being like Christ. I perform acts of service and I share the gospel message with all who are willing to listen. I am currently serving a two year mission laboring in Samara Russia. I always love sharing what I believe with others. I believe that I have truly been blessed with this gospel and want so bad to be able to share it with everyone, so everyone can feel the joy I feel. I am not perfect, far from it, and I mess up alot. But I always come back to my Savior who has given, and continues to give me so much.

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Parker Hoffman
Even little babies have spirits, and they deserve a chance to live. The church does not advocate abortion except in extreme cases such as rape. Even then it's not encouraged, and the woman in question is asked to think and pray seriously about it. Being an illegitimate child myself, I am often sensitive on this topic considering I would not exist had my mother decided to just get rid of me. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Parker Hoffman
There are several ways to come to know our Father in Heaven, but i feel the best way is through sincere and heartfelt prayer. Ask if he is there, if he hears you, if he loves you. Everytime I ask these, I am reduced to tears beacause of the love I feel from him. Read the scriptures, keep the commandments, and strive to be closer to God. Show more Show less