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Hi I'm Garrett

I grew up in Utah. I'm a college student studying physics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in Utah for most of my life, but I spent a year of college in Boston, Massachusetts at Northeastern University and also served a two-year mission for my church in Nagoya, Japan. I'm married to my wonderful wife Stephanie and I'm studying at the University of Utah. My major is Pre-Medical Physics, and I hope to go to medical school and become a medical scientist. I love the outdoors and especially love to spend my free time hiking and boating.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both raised as members of this church and they raised my brother and sister and me in this church as well. I've always seen how living by the standard and teachings of this church have helped me progress in my life. I have never seriously doubted my faith, but being surrounded by my family and other church members definitely made it easier to follow the teachings of the church. That all changed, however, during my first year of college. I moved across the country to a place where I didn't know anyone and where there were not many others of my faith. It was at this time that I truly decided that I did indeed know that this church was true. As I lived with and around those with many different lifestyles, I really began to see what effect this church has had on my life. Because I knew about my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and their plan for us, I was able to make choices that led me to success and happiness and avoided many of the trials and heartaches that may have come otherwise. The gospel of Christ really began to define my life, not just be a small part of it. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to know these things and feel their effect in my life.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a religious representative at a local children's hospital. I visit the hospital a few times a month and let those there know of the church services that are held in the hospital each week. I also participate in these services on a regular basis.