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Hi I'm Isaiah

I'm a science major. I love asking questions. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm from a little town in southern Indiana. I am currently enrolled at BYU Hawaii where I am studying biochemistry. I'm the second oldest of 4 kids. I don't get the opportunity to visit home as often as I'd like. I really love to learn. My hobbies include motorcycles, snorkeling, scuba, improv comedy, and playing the ukelele. One day I hope to improve the lives of others through a career in research.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by parents who were both adult converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints. They created a home that emphasized the importance of things like family, integrity, and service. I have always believed that God exists. As I grew into my teens, my understanding of how some of the beliefs of Mormons differed from other faith systems became more important to me. Eventually I reached a point where it was no longer enough for me to copy the lifestyle of my parents. I wanted to know for myself whether the doctrine of the Church was the whole truth or an elaborate hoax. An invitation was extended to me to read the Book of Mormon and determine if it was true. This seemed fair to me, since it would either confirm or deny that the doctrine of the Church was valid. So after some time studying the book and after a lot of contemplation, I took the matter to God. The book promises you can receive answer from Him (Moroni 10:3-5) through prayer. So I prayed. Through the Holy Ghost, I got my answer. If I ever have doubts, I simply take the matter to Him again, and I can have my faith renewed as I "ask, seek, and knock" (Matthew 7:7). I don't believe science and faith to be mutually exclusive truths. Through faith, I better understand my relationship to Jesus Christ. Through science, I better understand His creations

How I live my faith

One day at a time! I try to follow the teachings of Christ I have learned from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I find this is easiest when uplifting others through friendship and service. I stay regularly involved with the local student congregation.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Isaiah
No. Full-time missionary service (usually 18 months or 2 years) is strictly volunteer. It is not a requirement to become a full time missionary, but there is a strong tradition of it within the Church. (especially among the young men) If you do choose to go, you do not select your assignment. I served a 2 year mission in the California, Long Beach area. I loved it and have never regretted it. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Isaiah
Yep! Show more Show less