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Hi I'm Patrick Lorsch

I'm the youngest of four kids. I love to play tennis. I have large biceps. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 18 years old and have lived in Arizona for 14 years and I love it here! I play Varsity Tennis in high school and I love to play tennis with my dad (even though I'm better than him)! I was born a member of the church and absolutely love my religion! I have been called to serve in the Indiana, Indianapolis mission and I am very excited to serve for 2 years, and I know that this is the right thing for me to do.

Why I am a Mormon

As stated above, I was born into the church. I am just your average Mormon. I was baptized at 8, and attended church regularly throughout my life staying pretty true to the standards of the church and the commandments of God. Being born into the church, I can't pinpoint a moment of my life where I had an epiphany that this was all true. Instead my testimony started, and grew through studying the scriptures, attending church, and lots of prayer. As I have experienced the love, joy, and happiness that this gospel brings I can confidently say that I do know this church is true. I have a testimony that Jesus Christ suffered for every one of us, and was put through unimaginable pain for me. I have a huge testimony of prayer. I know God listens to me when I pray. He always answers my prayers. It might not always be the way I want them to be answered, but I know he always has my best interest at heart. I know that Thomas S. Monson is Heavenly Father's prophet and messenger, and that if I listen to his counsel I will always be happy. I know that trials are only temporary, and if I endure to the end, I will be eternally happy. I love Jesus Christ and God. I know I am His child.

How I live my faith

Aside from trying to be an example to my friends and aquaintances at school, I am a home teacher with my dad. This means we go to about 4 houses every month and teach families a lesson, and see how they are doing. I love this and look forward to it each month. I am also serving a mission for the church for 2 years. While on this mission I will spread my beliefs to the people of Indiana in hopes that they can experience the same happiness that I feel.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Patrick Lorsch
God's plan for us coming to the Earth and living our lives included obtaining a body, making choices between right and wrong, and obtaining a family. All of the things listed above help us to achieve the primary goal of becoming more like God (our Father in Heaven) and Jesus Christ. The only way to return to live with Heavenly Father is to become perfect like him. While it is impossible for us humans to live perfect lives without sins or shortcomings, Heavenly Father is loving and merciful. He created a perfect way for us to repent and ask for help that we might become as much like God as possible through the atonement of Jesus Christ. Thus the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believes that the purpose of life is to become more like God, through the atonement of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less