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Hi I'm Izaak

I grew up in Massachusetts. I love art. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a son of two awesome people whom I love. I grew up in Massachusetts. As I've gone to school I've always loved art and math. I love to hang out with my friends. As I've grown up, I've learned a lot about hard work, serving the people around you, and the importance of a family. I'm also doing service in another country to help others know how to come unto Christ and feel His presence in their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that we have a Heavenly Father, He's God, and He loves us, and I know that as we follow Him we can be happy. I also love the miraculous power of repentance. which is the process of making us better people. As humans, all of us makes mistakes, ALL OF US, except for Jesus Christ, He is the only perfect being that ever lived on this Earth. These mistakes make us feel heavy, depressed, embarrassed and guilty. But through the healing powers of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we can take this burden off of us. I still make mistakes in my life, I'm not perfect, but I'm doing the best I can. I know repentance in our lives brings us feelings of joy, peace and happiness, and these are things I'm searching for in my life. I also love the knowledge that our families can be forever, for eternity, and not just "until death do we part. When I was younger my parents went through a divorce and I stayed with my dad, some years later my dad got married to the perfect woman, in the temple. Just to see his strong example of doing what the Lord wants of us, really strengthened my testimony in how we recieve blessings from God and how we can have a family with us always, forever. Because of his example, I know that through the power of God, anything is possible, and that's why I love Him and Jesus Christ and also my dad, for being the perfect example to me of a man who is comitted, honorable and worthy. I love my family, my parents who were married in the temple, and my sisters. Every day that goes by, the realization that the Jesus Christ exists and His love for me and others, pierces me stronger and stronger every day and gives me the strength to be better and to help others see that I'm doing the best I can. I know I still make mistakes. I'm not perfect. But with Christ's help, I can become perfect.

How I live my faith

One of the greatest things I remember from when I was younger was being a Boy Scout and the several oppurtunities of service we were able to provide. Where I learned a lot about how to help other people, and hard work. For my last service project, I helped clean a cemetery, edging the gravestones from the weeds and also locating the veterans in the cemetery and transferring that information into an electronical database so that the cemetery can have a record of these people. I learned so much about how we need to take care of those that passed on so that they're not forgotten. Right now I'm serving for a period of two years in Brazil. Here I am teaching people about how we can come closer unto Christ. Every day I study the scriptures and learn more about the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ so that I can be more prepared to teach His Gospel and so that I can apply these teachings into my personal life and in the lives of other people. I love the scriptures, the teachings that I learn from them can be applied in my every day life. And the truths that we learn from them teach us how we should live our lives to be better people. I extend my love for these people by trying to come into contact with as many of them as possible to show them the wonderful blessings that come from God. After this service, I intend to go to college and to get married in a temple and begin to create a family, following the example of my dad. I desire to have a family that is always happy, that loves to spend time together and that has a strong foundation on our Savior Jesus Christ always following His example. I love service. I love art. I love the scriptures and I love being a Mormon.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Izaak
We believe that after we die, our body and our spirit (together makes our soul) separate. Our body remains here on the earth and our spirit goes to a place called the Spirit World, where all the spirits of those who have died go. There are two sides of the Spirit World, Spirit Paradise and Spirit Prison. Paradise and prison don't mean heaven and hell, paradise is a place where the obedient experience peace, happiness and rest. Prison is where the disobedient go, it's more of a mental prison where they dwell upon the things they've done in their life and where they can hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Spirit World, if someone passed on after the age of 8 and accepts the Gospel, they can accept proxy baptisms for the dead that someone living performs for them. The Church does this so our ancestors can arrive at the judgement and proclaim that someone here on earth has performed their work for them and enter into the Kingdom of God if found otherwise clean. We remain in the Spirit World until the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. I know that Christ died and was resurrected to assure us that we can to be resurrected, it's a gift. Everyone will be resurrected then judged by God, Jesus Christ and the apostles and receive one of three glories. If we followed the Gospel of Jesus Christ by having faith, repenting, being baptized, receiving the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end, we can enter into the highest glory and live with God. I know these things are true. Show more Show less