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Hi I'm Seth

I grew up in Las Vegas, I was a high school state champion and the Valedictorian of my graduating class. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old and just finished my first year of college. I love sports and outdoors things, I like to go on dates and have a good time with my friends. I try to be my best in everything that I do. I am happiest when I get to spend time with my friends and family just goofing off and enjoying their company.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young adult, there are a lot of questions facing me. I am unsure of what I want to be, where I want to be it, and how I am going to achieve my goals. There is so much changing around me all the time. I am a Mormon because in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ I find constancy and peace. I am able to go to my Heavenly Father and seek His will to help me make the life-changing decisions that I have to make on seemingly a daily basis at this time in my life. I am a Mormon because I rely on the comfort I gain from knowing that death is not the end, that all of my loved ones who have passed beyond this world are somewhere, waiting for me to join them. I am a Mormon because I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. Restored through the prophet Joseph Smith, Christ has once again established His truth for the world to see, and accept if they so choose. I am grateful every single day that I have accepted this glorious Gospel.

How I live my faith

I don't do anything spectacular to live my faith. I just try to do my best, to give Christ-like service to everyone I see, and to just be a good person. With the church, I schedule appointments for our local ecclesiastical leader to meet with the members of our congregation. I also attend leadership meetings where we discuss the needs of our congregation as a whole, but also if any individuals are in need of our assistance. I also try to give community service by participating in food drives and other such activities. I live my faith in everything I do, with the good, simple acts of service I give to those around me.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

I am currently serving as a Mormon missionary. I would love to share why I do what I do. I have always had this Gospel in my life, ever since I was born. Over my lifetime, I have seen the happiness that the Gospel brings to my life. I have witnessed miracles and have come to know for myself that the Lord Jesus Christ lives, that He loves us, and that through His atonement, we can be cleansed from sin and return to live with God and our families after this life. This knowledge gives me so much joy and comfort in my life. I have seen loved ones struggle, and pass away out of this life, but I know that through the plan given to us by Jesus Christ I can live with them again. I want every member of the world to have this truth. I want every person on this earth to have to opportunity to live their lives with the happiness that I possess in mine. It breaks my heart to see those I care about stumble through life, burdened by confusion, sin, and lack of purpose. The Gospel takes away all of these things, and answers the questions of our soul. Everyone deserves to hear this glorious truth, and I am grateful for the opportunity to spend two years in the Philippines teaching the good news of the Gospel! I want everyone, including you, whoever you are, to experience the joy of the Gospel. Please search out the truth. Talk to the missionaries, we are making this sacrifice because we want you to have this glorious Gospel. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace from Jesus Christ is what allows us to be justified by the law and return to God. God must be just, but God is also merciful. Through grace, He is able to be both. We all fall short of perfection in our lives. We make mistakes and sin and are thus unworthy to live with God. The atonement of Jesus Christ purifies us and after we have repented and done all that we are able to do to change ourselves and make restitution for our mistake, allows us to be clean. If we did not have the grace of God, we could not return to God, we could not be forgiven of our trespasses against God. However, we must first do all that we are able. Once we have done all we are able, then grace comes into play and allows us to be justified by the law and in God's sight. We are then acceptable to the Lord and capable of returning to His presence after this life. Thus it is through our works, and the grace of God that we are saved. Show more Show less