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Hi I'm Allan Stott

I am a sophomore in high school. I love music and all other arts of expression. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love all the youth that go to my church. Its great to have such great friends who are always willing to help you out. I have a lot of different interests that keep me quite busy through out the year. I play volleyball for my school, and soccer recreationaly. I am also a saxophonist. I love music and the effect it can have on people, and it is a great tool for me in expressing myself and venting my feelings. I play in my school concert, jazz, and marching bands, and listen to almost exclusively Jazz, not including the wonderful hymns and efy songs that i listen to often. I take my schoolwork very seriously and try to challenge myself academically. Keeping up my grades can be difficult, however, while juggling sports, music, a host of other extracurriculars, and most importantly, my faith. My parents were divorced when I was 6, and this has caused a lot of trying experiences in my life. But, because of the gospel, I have come to peace with my situation and know that this was Gods plan for me. I live a happy life and do my best to share this joy with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was converted to the the LDS church at the age of 8 with my father, brother, and sister. While at that young age I had little knowledge of the gospel, the gospel has since then become the most important part of my life. As time progressed, after my conversion, life started to become more difficult. I started to understand more and see more than I had before, and with this came many new challenges. As I faced these challenges, it became apparent to me that the gospel was the answer to my questions and could be my guide. Coming to a knowledge of Christ and his teachings has blessed in ways I hardly even express. While I used to despair because of the trials i have been given, I now rejoice in these opportunities. While I used to pity myself, I have come to see that I have been put here for a reason, and through God I can make it back to him. It has filled my life with joy and made me see who I am and what my purpose is. I am a son of a loving Heavenly Father, and I can return to live in his presence. Without the gospel, I do not know how I would be able to endure my trials or who I would be today. Looking back, I see how God has strengthened me in my afflictions and how I have grown from those experiences. I can now appreciate everything that happens in my life. I see all the other youth in my church, and I marvel at how strong and how faithful they are. I have seen in others the same transformation I have felt in myself. Its so wonderful to be a part of such a large youth establishment. We all endure different things, and some of the same things, but we all have the gospel and let it guide our lives, and that creates such a unity in us. So, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because of the joy and knowledge it has brought to my life. I am a Mormon not just because thats the label of the religion I follow, but because I know I am a son of God and I want his love to guide my life.

How I live my faith

In everything I do, I try to act with the spirit and stay rooted in the gospel. I try to live my faith always, not just in specific church activities, but I also do my best to fulfill my responsibilities in the church. My priesthood brothers and I prepare the sacrament every Sunday morning before church and help in passing the sacrament out to the congregation. It is a great blessing to be part of such a sacred ordinance and to represent Christ as we do this. Every morning before school, I wake up early to go to seminary, an early morning gospel study class, at 6:00. While it can sometimes be difficult to stay awake and alert at such an hour, it is great to be able to start off my day with some spiritual guidance. I make it a point to pray often and to read my scriptures everyday. I do not do these things because of any obligation, but because I love the peace that comes from the scriptures and communication with our Heavenly Father. The scriptures are an essential part of my life and are always guiding me through my trials. I love church activities of any manner. Whether it be a fireside (a session of speeches and/or activities) or a dance, church functions are always fun and uplifting. Another way I live my faith is to be happy. Through the gospel, I have been given all that I need to be live a happy life. I try to always be grateful for what I've been given, and do my best to bring happiness to the lives of others.

Are Mormons Christians?

Allan Stott
Mormons are Christians, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is centered fully around Christ. We believe that Christ loves each one of us and sacrificed himself for our sins so that we can become perfect, like him. The Book of Mormon and the Bible testify of him all the time and they teach his doctrine. It is so great to be able to feel his love and know of his sacrifice for us, and I have gained a testimony of Christ and the atonement through the church. Show more Show less