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Hi I'm Elder Doxey

I swim, mountain bike, play water polo, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a full time Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been called to share the message of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to help people strengthen their faith in him. One of the truths of this message that helps me the most is the families can be together forever. Our family relationships can last in this life and in the life to come. I am so grateful for my family and all they do for me and have taught me and I am also grateful to my Father in Heaven for giving me this family.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of the church because I love it! I can't think of another place that I feel more excepted for who I am. I also love feeling the spirit. It makes me feel like no matter what I have done that is wrong I can always repent and return to God. I know that God loves and cares for me. I Know that Jesus is His son and is my Savior and Redeemer. I know that only through Christ and his Atonement will I be able to return to my heavenly father again and live with him. I love this church so much and am so glad that I am a part of it.

How I live my faith

I have the great honor and privilege to sere a mission for the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints in Honolulu Hawaii. Now I live my faith every day as I go around and strive to strengthen peoples faith in Christ. I am not perfect, but as I strive to do what is right and to repent of my past mistakes that Christ will cleanse me from my sins.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Elder Doxey
While Christ was going about in the Holy Land teaching about His Gospel He said, "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one Shepherd." (John 10:16) Christ was talking about the people over on the American Continent. I know that He did come and visit the American Continent and teach them of His Gospel, just as He did in Jerusalem. You too, can come to know that Christ did visit the Americas as you take time to read a little bit of the Book of Mormon and ask our Heavenly Father, through prayer, if His Son really did visit North America. I can promise you that as you ask Him about this book that He will answer your prayers and let you know that His Son, Our Brother, Jesus Christ, did visit the American Continent and teach people about His Gospel. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Elder Doxey
A Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was needed because when Christ was on the Earth he set up His Church. One of the Key pieces of Christ's church is the Priesthood Authority, or the power for us to act in God's name to help and bless other people. It is by this Authority that John the Baptist Baptized Christ. This is why it is so important to have that Priesthood Authority, because you can not become a member of Christ's Church without being Baptized by this Authority. In Amos chapter 8:11 it says, "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the lord" This scripture tells us that the Church of Christ is going to be taken from the Earth. So what was needed was A Restoration of Christ's Church, not a Reformation. We believe in the Bible just as all other Christians do, but the book of Mormon, along with other revelation given to Joseph Smith, bring clarification to the Bible. In the Bible it says " In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established." The book of Mormon is the second witness that Jesus is the Christ. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Elder Doxey
One of the last things that Christ taught his Apostles before He left them was to " Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:19). It is a commandment by our Savior to go out and to teach people about Him and to help them to come closer to him. The biggest reason I went on a mission is because of the happiness and peace that these teachings have brought into my life and I want to be able to share them with others. I have felt the effects of these teachings in my life and they have helped me through my darkest days. I can't even begin to imagine a life without them. That is why we share this message with others, because we love them and care about them and want them to feel of the happiness and peace that we feel through our Savior and his teachings. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Elder Doxey
The Webster Definition of a Christian is... "One who professes a belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ." As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I know that I am a Christian. I don't just profess a belief in Christ. I live a life dedicated to my belief in Jesus Christ. He is my Savior and my Redeemer. He is my everything. I look to Him daily for help and for advice and for the peace and happiness that He can bring. He is my Master and my Exemplar. I strive to do what He Himself would do if he were in my circumstances. I know that Christ lives. I know that He paid the price for ours sins and that only through Him are we able to return to live with our God and families for time and all eternity. I know that He did in fact rise on the third day from the dead and that He broke the bands of physical and spiritual death for all of God's children. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Elder Doxey
None of us are perfect. I will be the first to admit that I make mistakes every day. In the Bible it tells us that no unclean thing can dwell in the presence of God. Well, since none of us are perfect then without a Savior we can not return to live with our Heavenly Father. For us to be cleansed from our sins we must repent. Repentance is turning away from our past mistakes and turning towards God. The eaisest way for me to remember the steps of repentance is the A B C's A- Admit- We must admit that we made a mistake or sinned. B- Be sorry- We must feel bad for the mistake that we made. C- Confess- We must tell God and the person whom we harmed. If the sin is serious enough then we must see a Priesthood leader for help. Just like if you break your arm you must see a doctor instead of fixing it on your own. D- Don't do it again- Sincere repentance is turning from your sins. E- Erase- When we follow these steps our sins are erased. These are some simple steps to help us repent, but deep down repentance is a lot more. Repentance is a change of heart. changing who we are to become more like our Savior and as we do that it will bring us peace and comfort knowing that we are clean of our past mistakes and will be able to dwell with our Father in Heaven. Repentance is a daily process and as we do this we will be able to see Christ's hand in our lives helping us become more like him. Show more Show less