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Hi I'm Jackson James Beutler

I'm serving in the Texas Dallas Mission + loving it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of five kids - four boys and a girl. We all live together with my parents in Massachusetts. I love camping, hiking watching movies, and reading. I've attended college for one year at Brigham Young University. I'm a pretty quiet, introverted person. I feel like it's better to do more listening than talking, otherwise you miss out on a lot of things. I've been serving as a missionary in the Texas Dallas Mission, the best mission in the world (I dare you to challenge that). My mission has been the most rewarding, satisfying, and joyful experience of my life, and it's going by way too fast.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to participate in and belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints b/c as I've grown older, I've studied and examined the doctrines w/ a genuine desire to know if they are true. This didn't happen in one massive study session, but gradually throughout my entire life, and is still happening now. As I've done this, I've often felt a warm, glowing feeling in my chest that affirms whatever I happen to be reading about. I feel this way as I read or hear accounts of Jesus Christ and His work on the earth. I feel it when I hear + reflect on His teachings, like how we should treat all people w/ kindness + respect. I feel it when I hear about how He calmed the tempests and how He healed the sick + the injured. I feel it when I reflect on how He suffered unimaginably for every human being in Gethsemane; how, by doing so, he expressed a divine love and humility that we can't comprehend. I know that this feeling is the Holy Ghost testifying of the truth of Jesus Christ and His gospel. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the one religion with a fullness of the truth. So while every religion contains some pieces of truth, it alone has the complete truth. This knowledge guides me every day in practically everything I do. I hope this profile helps others come to these realizations, and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

Before waking up each morning and going to bed each night I pray to God, thanking Him for various blessings and opportunities I have, and asking Him for certain things to either happen or go smoothly. I know He's there, and that He answers those prayers. Not necessarily in the way I hope for or expect, but He does answer. Another daily practice is studying the scriptures: the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. I'll never get tired of them b/c there's always so much more to learn from them. Studying the scriptures has strengthened my faith like nothing else. It serves as one of the main building blocks of my testimony. Every week, on Sunday, I attend church. We begin with a sacrament meeting, where we take the sacrament (similar to communion) and hear members of the congregation speak on assigned topics. Afterwards, we are given lessons by various teachers who try to further expound on gospel principles that we already have a basic knowledge of. Church services provide a great learning experience, and more importantly, spiritual rejuvenation. Lately, the most prominent way I've been living my faith is serving as a missionary. As a missionary, my purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive his restored gospel. Teaching people about the restored gospel, and watching them experience the resultant blessings has been the greatest experience of my life, hands down. I've loved it, and I will love it until the end.