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Hi I'm Quin

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I served a mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I love the gospel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a part of a big family. I am the 8th child of 9, with 5 sisters and 3 brothers. At the moment, I have 6 neices and 6 nephews, all of which I adore. I love big families, they bring me so much joy. I am currently single but hope to someday have a big family of my own with my future wife.  I love being around people. People inspire me, especially when they are friendly, giving, happy or like Jesus Christ in any way. I also love to be active. Sports are so much fun. I played a few growing up, such as indoor soccer, football and rugby. Rugby was the coolest, that's for sure! But lately I've really gotten into basketball and volleyball. Both are a blast. I've attended a university, studying Construction Management but haven't graduated yet. I'm thinking I might change at some point down the road to psychology or something involving people. I love life and I want to share the gospel both in word and through my example--through who I am. I want the whole world to know of the truth that I know.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because I love the lifestyle. Our beliefs are so focused on families and helping other people find the same joy we have. I really do experience deep and abiding joy as I live the gospel. And that joy and happiness I want to keep with me forever. I know that only if I keep trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ and live according to His teachings will I be able to keep my happiness; not just a temporary happiness, but one that lasts forever--through this life and even after this life. It's because of Him, my Savior and Redeemer that I can actually be truly happy. I know that because of what He did for all of us, we can live with our families for eternity. I can be with my family forever, which is so cool! No one ever expected me to believe them and rely on their words to know that this church is the only correct church. I was always told that I needed to ask God for myself. Not just ask the question if it was true, but ask with faith. Start living the teachings and testing them out, see if they really do work. Then ask with sincerity. I've done just that. I have asked Heavenly Father. I've received my answer, over and over again. It is true! It is true! Heavenly Father loves each of us so much that He will answer us. He wants us to know the right way to live, because He wants us, His children, to be happy. So He blesses us when we follow Him and do the things He asks us to do. I know this is true with all my heart. I've seen His help in my life. I've felt His Spirit, and I want to feel it every day because it makes me happy and helps me with my challenges. I love the gospel, I love the Church, I love my Savior Who made happiness possible for me, and I love my Heavenly Father Who loves me and gives me blessings when I follow Him.

How I live my faith

I am currently giving two years to the Lord by serving a mission. This incredible opportunity is a chance we have to go and preach the gospel. I get to share my testimony and joy with other people who don't have it. Some don't know who Jesus Christ is, some don't know much about Him, and some don't understand His teachings. I get the chance to help them gain their own testimonies and learn more about Him and His gospel so they too can be happy. I tell them about the experiences I've had and and the things I know, and how they too can found out for themselves and feel the same things I've felt. Also, I get to work with a branch, or a smaller congregation, of our church and help the members keep their faith and testimonies strong. By so doing, they can keep the happiness they have and also share it with their friends and family who don't know about it yet. I love it!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

We as Mormons, or members of the Church, are not required to serve missions. We believe it is a duty for men to serve when they are 19 years old, and both women and men can and are encouraged to serve, but it is not a requirement. Personally, I consider it a huge privilege. My Savior has restored His church along with many sacred truths which were lost. I want to share this great message with the world, so that everyone can know more about our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and His teachings. I want everyone to have the same knowledge and blessings that I have with my family that we can be together forever as a family, that is why I decided to serve my mission. It's an honor to represent the Church and the Savior in spreading forth the "good news." And in the end, so many blessings come from serving a mission. Not only do you get to see other places in the world and learn all about different cultures, people, and religions, but you gain a stronger understnading of the gospel of Jesus Christ, you learn how to love people you don't even know, you gain people skills and life experience that blesses you forever, and so much more. Lastly, it shows your love for the Lord and willingness to keep His commandments and serve others. It sets the stage for a life-long focus on Christ and desire to follow Him. Show more Show less