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Hi I'm Austin Phillips

I live in Las Vegas. I started a club at my school to fight degrading morals. I am going on a mission to Chile. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have two older brothers, who are both married and live in Utah. My father is a world renowned investment profile manager and is also my bishop. I love to play in orchestras and had the opportunity to play in a broadway venue in Las Vegas with a group of youth. We played shows focusing on the Savior Jesus Christ. It was a powerful experience. During high school, I noticed that there was no place for students to meet to discuss the troubling social trends are generation is experiencing. I decided to found the CTR (Choose the Right) club. In our meetings, students with very different backgrounds and religious beliefs were able to find common ground about issues we all face today such as bullying, drugs, and family struggles. It was rejuvenating to see the goodness and enthusiasm of my peers as they strove to make the world a better place. I am currently enrolled in BYU but am taking a leave to serve a mission for the church. I am going to Antofagasta, Chile for the next two years to tell people about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am thrilled and honored by this opportunity to go make a positive difference in the lives of those in Chile.

Why I am a Mormon

I am blessed that both my parents are members of this church so I was able to be raised in it. I have gone to church my whole life, learning each week about my savior Jesus Christ and the teachings of his gospel. But I didn't choose this church because my parents and teachers belonged to it. I choose it because I have found out for myself that this is the true church. I have felt the spirit testify to me of its truthfulness. I have gotten down on my knees and asked my heavenly father if this is His church. The answer I and millions of others have received was a firm yes. I gain a stronger testimony each day that the Book Of Mormon is a true book and that the Prophet Joseph Smith saw the Father and His son Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ atoned for my sins so that I can repent of my sins and be clean again. He is my savior and my king. This is His Church and it is true.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday because I love the way I feel there. I try to do service around my community to make this world a better place. I am an Eagle Scout. I pray to my Heavenly father to thank him for all he has given me and to ask him for help in my day to day life. I read and study the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. I read them because I know they are true and will help me feel happier if I follow its teachings. I stay away from things that I know are harmful to me and society such as drugs, alcohol, and pornography.