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Hi I'm London Chapman

I grew up in Riverton, Utah. Was called to serve in the 'vineyard-of-vineyards', Fresno California! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of six step sibblings and two half brothers. I consider myself to be a FreshWaterAquarium-BoardGame-gardening-Sports-Camping-Shooting-Paintballing-movie enthusist. I have found that out of everything I do, as long as I spend it with my family it is far more rewarding than anything the world can give me.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up my parents had very different ideas about God, knowing not at all which was true I sort of left the issue alone. I found friends who were religious and good examples, which led me to appreciate a relationship with God but never really knowing how -that is until my dad married my step mom. My step mom showed me what it meant to not just know there is a God, but to live like there is. The world teaches us to live for ourselves, which brings momentary gratification, always leaving us wanting more and more miserable than we were before. Learning about the gospel taught me how to have long term happiness. This was the answer I had been looking for! I began to care for other people, I actually wanted to do good and avoid the same mistakes as those around me. The more I learned the more differently I began to think and feel. I also remember feeling a sense of security and unconditional love surrounding my stepmother. I remember instances when I would leave her home to return to my biological mother's residence and that peaceful feeling I felt would leave. I especially noticed its absence when I entered the home of my biological mother and a cold-worrisome feeling replaced it. This continued to happen each time growing more and more intense until finally I could not stand leaving behind the warmth that I felt in the home of my step mother and the awful feeling of despair and grief I experienced each time I entered that self gratifying home. I did not realize it at the time but that "feeling" was really the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping the commandments of God, striving to be a better me through daily scripture study, praying frequently throughout my day and listening to the promptings of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost speaks to me through righteous thoughts and impressions associated with a desire to follow Jesus Christ and lead others to him. I also live my faith by taking the sacrament every sunday. I know that by taking the sacrament I am re-newing my promises I made at baptism. I have found nothing more rewarding than by living my life in harmony with the principles taught by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; because so many have sacrificed for me to learn these principles I have chosen to sacrifice my time, money and even own ambitions to teach others. I am currently serving a mission for Jesus Christ and have been able to see other lives change as a result of helping them learn about His Gospel, mainly to have faith in Him and his ability to help us, repent, be baptized, recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost and endure to the end. Finally, I live my faith by choosing to be a better me. I am not always perfect, fortunately I have a Savior who loves me enough to forgive me when I fall short and lift me so I can keep trying.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

London Chapman
The Holy Ghost is the 3rd member of the Godhead. The Holy Ghost's mission is to teach and confirm truth to everyone of our Heavenly Father's spirit children (me and you). He is also a protector for us spiritually and physically; he warns us of danger and things/ places we should avoid. The Holy Ghost is a person -like us, except he doesn't have a tangible/ physical/ living-breathing body. This is because he dwells inside our bodies with our spirit and so long as we are obedient to God's commandments he will continue to do so. Ofcourse people wonder "than why do I have to get baptized?", the answer is simple: God has commanded His children to baptized for the remission of their sins and to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Without baptism by proper authority and the confirmation which follows that we cannot obtain the Holy Ghost's constant companionship. Unfortunately, lots of people mistake baptism with their ministers and pastors as having received that gift, but Heavenly Father does not bless us with the constant companionship unless it is done through his priesthood -his permission. That doesn't mean that he loves pators and ministers any less it just means they don't have his priesthood authority until they are baptized and confirmed as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

London Chapman
As missionaries our purpose is to teach others about Jesus Christ and his plan for each of us. We generally spend between 15-45 minutes teaching persons and families in their homes or where ever they feel most comfortable. These messages help the learner feel freedom from regret and sorrow, know how to communicate and have a personal relationship with God, how to be closer to our families and how we can be with them again even after we die. The lessons are designed to help the learner have a greater joy and happiness despite life's challenges. We can also answer questions and give a unique outlook on why Jesus Christ is so important. Show more Show less