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Hi I'm Rowen

I'm a missionary in Italy, a huge nerd, and music is a fun thing to do

About Me

Hi! Right now I'm a missionary serving in Italy but before that I was...a lot of things. I was born in Colorado, grew up in California, and then graduated from High School in New Jersey. I like to play guitar, sing, and do pretty much anything else that involves making noise that sounds good. I acted and made salads and I'm a little smaller than a womp rat from Tatooine (about 2 meters)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this gospel is true. I have had the truth of the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints revealed to me time and time again. I was raised in the church, but I do not follow it blindly. My mother always encouraged me to ask questions when I had them, and to pray for answers. The Gospel has benifited my life in so many ways, and I know I am a better person because of it. Because of the church, I know that the lord is there for me whenever I need help, and that he always will be.

How I live my faith

I chose to serve a mission because I love to serve and help people. I am devoting two years of my life to sharing the gospel and serving those in the Rome, Italy mission (southern and central Italy) Before I made that choice though, I still think my faith had a large impact on how I lived my life. One of the best things, I think, about this church, is that everyone can help, everyone is needed. Even as a kid who wasn't as smart or sociable or a lot of things as other people, I was still given responsibility, and I had opportunites to serve, both in and out of the church environment. I haven't always made the right choices, and I haven't always been the best example, but I would not be where I am today if I didn't know that my Heavenly Father loves me, and that he loves all his children. It is my pleasure to serve Him both here in Italy, and in whatever way he asks when I go home

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Rowen
Baptism is essential to salvation. However, not everybody has the opportunity to be baptized by the proper priesthood authority, and many people die without that opportunity. Baptisms for the dead are proxy baptisms that allow a deceased person to recieve the ordinances they did not have the opportunity to recieve in their earthly life. They are not forced to accept the ordinance. It is their choice whether or not they wish to recieve the ordinance of baptism, but if they do, the opportunity is there. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Rowen
When Christ was resurrected three days after his death, he "broke the bands of death." guaranteeing resurrection and immortality for all people, regardless of salvation, knowledge, or repentance. However, those who follow God's commandments will be granted with "eternal life." They will be able to become as God is, and to be heirs in his kingdom. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Rowen
I feel like a lot of people make the mistake that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is not a christian church because those around the first members of our church chose to distinguish them by probably our most defining factor-the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is a book written by ancient prophets in the americas, and is comparable to the bible, though the story is different. These prophets believed in and testified of Christ, and Christ was, is, and always will be, the most important figure in our beliefs. The Book of Mormon gives us a better understanding of how we can better make use of Christ's sacrafice, and is a second witness to his existence as the Son of God. I know of myself that it is a true book, and that Jesus Christ is my saviour and redeemer, and that he leads this church today. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is His church. It is not a church that was invented from the imagination of some random person, but is the church established by Jesus Christ himself Show more Show less