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Hi I'm Regan

Born and raised in Kaysville, Utah where I spent most of my days. I love drawing, endurance sports, videogames, and I'm a mormon

About Me

I'm a twenty year old who loves to draw, play video games, and participate in endurance sports. I wanna study graphic design and animation because I love creating things and expressing myself. I've been working as a Lifeguard for the past four years at Layton city Surf 'n Swim and am currently serving a mission in Charlotte North Carolina. Drawing is a special hobby of mine and I've managed to fill dozens of sketchbooks with my own characters, creatures and places. It's something that's always been able to relax me when my nerves are frayed or just to fill up extra time. Most of my inspiration comes from other artists and the large amounts of video games that I play. I'm a sucker for music and love to listen to a lot of Rock n' Roll because I think guitar solos are the second greatest invention known to man. I also enjoy being active. Running, Swimming, Cycling, or all three, endurance sports are my favorite. It's special to be able to go out and see the world on your own with nothing but your legs for power. I've found joy and peace in being able to put this gift from God through it's paces.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't always know whether god existed or not. Not before my mission anyways. I was born into the church so I never had that experience of finding and becoming a part of the LDS church. During my teenage years I kinda went along and did my own thing without really any belief of god or that I needed him in my life. then it came time for my mission call. I didn't really care for the church but I did care about my parents and they both wanted me to go on a mission. My dad said it would be good chance to learn how to live on my own and my mother said it would be a good spiritual experience. Whatever, I didn't really care. Flash forward a few months and i'm in the Missionary Training Center. I didn't know what was going on and had never felt so isolated or alone in my life. I wanted nothing more than to go back home and get back to my life. But I stayed because of the encouragement from my family that things would get better as time went by. And as it did, I began to truly feel the influence of God's love in my life and to feel that I was truly a spirit son of a loving Heavenly Father. I learned to immerse myself in the gospel and scriptures of Jesus Christ and came out with a knowledge that the things I was learning about were true. Though I was raised in the church, it took until now to say that I know that god lives and is aware of each and every one of us. But now I can say it with all my heart.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by sharing it with others. I'm serving a mission in North Carolina and trying to speak with those that'll hear me out. It's been a blessing in and of itself because it's helped me appreciate what I believe a lot more fully and completely. You don't know what you have until you lose it, right? Or in my case, it's when you see others that live without the blessings of a complete gospel in their lives and wonder why everything is so difficult for them. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is something that can help anyone, anywhere, in any situation they may find themselves in.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Regan
We as Mormons believe that the Bible was written by men inspired and called of God to do so. Through reading the Bible, we are able to gain a testimony of Jesus Christ and his teachings, God's love for us, and who is this God person, anyways? However, we also believe that due to the Bible's history. It isn't a hundred percent accurate, or rather, things have been changed by men over the centuries and numerous translations and re-translations of this book. Therefore, we believe in the Holy Bible as far as it is translated correctly. We use the Bible in hand with other canonical books of scripture such as the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants because, from my point of view, it is impossible to gain a COMPLETE testimony of Jesus Christ, His mission, His teachings, and our relationship with him and the father WITHOUT reading from all the scriptures that are available to us. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Regan
In short, the Word of Wisdom is a guideline for how we should take care of our bodies. The scriptures teach us that our bodies are gifts from God, something sacred, and therefor should be treated with respect. Kinda like when your dad gives you a new Camaro, he'd expect you to treat it with care and respect. To take care of it and make sure it's kept in good condition and runs smoothly. The same with our bodies, vehicles for our spirits, that God has given us. We are encouraged to take care of our bodies, to eat regularly and healthily, to get enough sleep, and to eat right. We're also commanded not to take in certain things like Tobacco, Alcohol, Coffee, Tea, and other Illegal drugs. By doing so, we can live free of the addiction and harm that these substances cause to our bodies. Not only that, but by living a healthy lifestyle, we can be that much more receptive to the Holy Spirit because our minds aren't occupied with where we're going to find another smoke or how many chicken nuggets we're going to scarf down. It's simply an easier way to live. Show more Show less