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Hi I'm Garrett

I'm a big brother, I'm a swimmer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 7 kids. I love to read books, like Lord of the Rings, and play sports. During High School I ran cross country, swam, wrestled, played volleyball, participated in Academic Decathlon and played a whole lot of ultimate frisbee. I love to learn, and I'm planning on earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering at ASU. One of my most favorite things in the world is food. I love to prepare food, but I enjoy eating food even more. Above all, I love to spend time with my family. We go camping, play sports and have great fun together all the time.

Why I am a Mormon

One reason I'm a Mormon is because my parents are. I grew up in the church and have loved everyday of it. Over the past few years, however, I have come to know of the truthfulness of this gospel for myself. I have read the Book of Mormon and I have prayed and asked God if it was true. I received my confirmation that it was true, and I invite all to do likewise. If you do, it will bless your life and the lives of those around you. Because of the testimony I have gained during my time here on earth, I have chosen to serve a mission for my Saviour. I encourage all to share the message of hope that this Gospel has to offer, and I testify of its truthfulness. God is there for us and he will help us through our trials, but we must ask first. Go to God and he will help you and guide you and assist you in your endeavors. I know this because he has helped me, and I know he will help you too.

How I live my faith

A big part of my life is centered around service, and I would say that I live my faith mostly by serving others. Once a month members of my ward and I participate in an organized service project. Usually this is yardwork for a neighbor or for a community facility. Every sunday for the past year I have had the opportunity to do church services for the assisted living home in my community. It is great! I love conversing with the elderly folks in my community and hearing about their lives. The worst part of this, however, is when one of them pass away. I want to cry when one of my elderly friends passes on, but I know that they are moving on to a better place. I feel that the most important type of service that I participate in is something I like to call spontaneous service. These are everyday acts of service that I can do for my friends and neighbors. Anything from holding open a door to picking up a knocked over trash can. Through these various acts of service, I feel that I more fully live my faith and develop characteristics that will benefit me in the long run.