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Hi I'm Fred

I'm a Texan. I was homeschooled. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 20 years old. I was homeschooled all the way up until I graduated high school at age 15. I have completed three years of college, including obtaining an Associates degree in chemistry. Before coming on my mission, I studied Food Science at BYU.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have seen how God blesses those who live His restored gospel. As we live the principles that Jesus Christ taught before, while, and after he walked on the earth, we can be happy through all the difficulties in our lives and overcome our trials through the grace of God.

How I live my faith

I am living my faith by serving the Lord, preaching his gospel to the world. I am devoting two years of my life to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people in the Tuxtla Gutiérrez, México area.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

We, the "Mormon missionaries," serve the Lord through our voluntary service as missionaries, teaching the restored gospel of Jesus Christ to all those who want to learn more. The mission is paid at our own expense, or at that of our family and friends. All materials (Bibles, copies of the Book of Mormon, pamphlets, videos, etc.) are paid through the Church's tithing program. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace is a very important concept in my life, and learning more fully about it changed my life and my perspective of God. We can receive grace in our lives only through Jesus Christ and his atonement, or suffering, death, and resurrection. Grace helps us in every aspect of our lives, from living through hard times, to being forgiven of our sins and mistakes, to receiving the blessings of every day. It is only through repentance and the grace and mercy of God that we can return ot His presence. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

The simple answer is, no. We worship God, our Eternal Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. However, just as ancient Israel, we worship our God by obeying the words of His prophets. We honor Joseph Smith as an instrument in the hands of God to restore His gospel in these days, but all worship is reserved soley for our Heavenly Father and our Lord, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Becoming a member of the Church is somewhat simple, yet somewhat complicated. The most basic requirement to enter into the kingdom of God and His Church here on earth is baptism by one holding priesthood authority. That baptism is for the remission (forgiveness) of sins, and lets us be clean in the presence of the Father. In baptism, we make a covenant, or promise, with God, in which we promise to obey His commandments and take the name of Christ upon us, and He promises to forgive our sins and bless us with the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. Baptism in and of itself is simple; what's a little complicated is fulfill the requirements of baptism. The first step is meet with full-time missionaries so that they can teach you a few lessons about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how it has been restored on the earth. After that, you have to exercise faith unto repentance, meaning that you have to believe enough to make changes in your life in order to live according to the will of the Lord. After that, you must pass a simple interview with another missionary, to demonstrate that you understand the significance of baptism and are willing to live the promises made at baptism. After that, the missionaries and local members of the Church will organize a spiritually uplifting baptismal service, and after confirmation by the laying on of hands, you're a member of Christ's Church here on earth! Show more Show less