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Hi I'm Marcus

I am a BYU Cougar. I am a missionary for the Lord Jesus Christ. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Oregon - born and raised. I am from a family of 7 - loving parents, three brothers, one sister. I am serving in the Brazil Curitiba Mission for two years. One of my favorite activities is to play rugby. I started playing my senior year of high school with a friend who started the club. I follow the BYU Rugby team and am a proud fan of BYU athletics. I have completed my freshman year at Brigham Young University majoring in Philosophy in preparation for law school. I am an Eagle Scout and I am a certified Scuba diver. I love spending time with my family by going to the lake to waterski and wakeboard. I played piano for 12 years and I sang with my high school concert choir and the BYU Men's Chorus.

Why I am a Mormon

I want to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know that this the only church with the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, restored by Jesus Christ through his prophet, Joseph Smith. I continue to follow His gospel because it provides a plan in which families are together forever. I have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost and I know that Heavenly Father answers our prayers. I am a Mormon because I want to be a part of the kingdom of my Heavenly Father, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the kingdom of God on the Earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by giving the next two years of my life to the Lord. I am currently serving in the Brasil Curitiba Mission. I was an active member of my home ward, serving as the pianist with children ages 5 to 11. Music has been one of the best ways for me to express my faith and feel the Holy Ghost. I have been serving in a musical capacity since I was 12 years old, and it has helped me have a stronger testimony of the atonement of Jesus Christ and the love that my Heavenly Father has for me. I have come to know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's church established on the Earth. I know the Book of Mormon is true - that it is a record of the ancient Americans and that Jesus Christ visited them and taught them His gospel. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of our Heavenly Father and that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet on the Earth today. I know that President Monson receives revelation from God and teaches God's will to us. This is my faith and I am giving two years to my Heavenly Father.