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Hi I'm Jamison DeLadurantaye

I'm from Virginia. I served a mission for the Church in Alberta. I love my family and spending time with friends. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a Convert to the church. I became a member in September 2006, when I was fourteen years old. I come from a family of six. I'm the oldest of four children. I love my parents and everything they do for me. I love my siblings too. Even though we may not always get along, I wouldn't trade them for anything. I recently returned from serving a full-time mission for the Church in Edmonton Alberta, and loved every minute of it. I'm now looking forward to going to school and furthering my education, although I'm not too sure quite what to go into. Some favorite past-times of mine are playing sports (especially basketball), singing, reading, writing, listening to music, and almost anything that you can have fun doing with a big group of friends. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and the blessings that it has brought into my life. I don't know where I would be without it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church because I have come to know for myself that this church and the things it teaches are true. But this answer didn't come to me all at once. It took many days of continued study and prayer. When the missionaries were teaching my family, they put great emphasis on reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know if it is true, and that's what I did. I started from the beginning and before I even got all the way through it, I began to feel for myself that the things I was reading were true. Those feelings were confirmed as I prayed. I thought about the Savior's statement "by their fruits ye shall know them" and a particular scripture in the Book of Mormon that says,"...that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do good, and to love God, and to serve him, is inspired of God". I began to recognize the blessings that had come into my life as a result of having this in my life. With all these good things, how could it not be of God? It just made sense. As I pondered these things my answer came one day as a resounding "it's true!". Not an audible voice, but a thought, that seemed to come from somewhere else, accompanied with the warmest feelings of peace and happiness, almost to the point of tears. Because of this and many other experiences I can honestly say that I know God lives. That He is our Heavenly Father and loves each and every one of us. He has provided a way for us to be happy in this life and in the life to come. He wants all of His children to return to live with him someday. I know that the Savior Jesus Christ is the way that our Heavenly Father has provided for us to be happy. As we follow His teachings and commandments and apply His Atonement in our lives by repenting when we make a mistake, I know that we will become the person that God would have us to be and will be that much more prepared to live with Him again.

How I live my faith

As a full-time missionary I lived my faith everyday by going out in the streets and talking to everyone I could about the many great things that have blessed my life by being a part of this church and taught people how they can find greater happiness and purpose in life. Over the course of my mission I had great joy in hearing of and witnessing many people take the steps necessary to have that greater happiness in their own lives. Now that I've returned from my mission I'll continue to talk with people about the great blessings that the gospel has brought into my life, but not quite to the same extent that I did as a missionary. It will be more so through my example and everyday conversations with people. The great thing about the gospel of Jesus Christ is that there is always room to learn and grow and become better. Being a full-time missionary has taught me many things. I have learned much about the ways that I can live my faith now that my missionary service is over. One is to be a good example to others by keeping the commandments, participating actively in church meetings, reading from the scriptures, and praying often. All of which are pretty simple things to do. A passage in the Book of Mormon teaches us, "...by small and simple things are great things brought to pass..." So as I strive to be a good example to others by doing those "small and simple" things, there will be a difference in me that others will notice. That's how I live my faith.