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Hi I'm James Krenz

I'm an Army brat, so I have lived everywhere. I'm going on a mission to Ukraine Donetsk, and I couldn't be more excited.

About Me

Grew up as an Army Brat, met with the missionaries when I was about 10. I'm leaving on January 3rd for the MTC and I will prepare to teach the gospel to the good people of Ukraine.

Why I am a Mormon

My Mom was born into the church but my Dad was not. For awhile I would go to church with my grandparents. My mom was inactive and my dad wasn't baptized. So like Joseph Smith once did, they had to go find out what faith was best for them. I don't remember it too well ( it was about 10 years ago) but I do remember not feeling the spirit and knowing this wasn't right. I probably even threw a temper tantrum too. I was about 10 and I wasn't baptized yet. While cleaning the bathroom, my grandfather asked me if I wanted to be baptized. I felt a burning desire in my chest and I instantly knew it was the right thing to do. I started taking the lessons, and my mom recalls them giving them in less than two weeks. After I was baptized my dad soon followed and he received the Aaronic, then Melchezidek priesthood. I know now that in my heart that this priesthood changed my family and my future for the better. I know the Holy Ghost prompted me to be baptized and strayed me away from a lot of the churches we visited. I cannot wait to preach these simple truths to the great people of my mission.

How I live my faith

I work at a mechanics shop and there is a lot of gritty guys I work with. Our lives are very different so they often have questions about the Church. Which most of them include more of the cultural stuff rather than doctrine. I would like to say me being the only one who doesn't smoke or drink is an example to them. Right now, I'm a ward missionary, so from time to time I'll work with the actual missionaries and go visiting with them. It's always a rewarding experience to see non members appreciate the work of the missionaries.