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Hi I'm Addison

I love singing, sports, being goofy, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I was born in the small town of Manhattan, Kansas, raised in Waco, Texas, and currently serving the Lord in the Brazil. Natal mission. I have an awesome family! My dad is a professor of economics at the local community college, and my mom is an elementary school teacher. I have two sisters ages 29 and 27. My oldest sister was just married in July (2013), and my other sister is completing her nursing education via CES-pathways (a church provided online education system). I also have a little brother who is a senior in high school and is also preparing to go on a mission. In high school I loved singing in the choir, participation in the school musical, and playing varsity baseball! After my mission I hope to attend Brigham Young University, meet the girl of my dreams and start the coolest family ever!

Why I am a Mormon

There are several reasons why I choose to belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Though I never had an angel of the lord appear to me in a dream, or any sort of spectacular vision proclaiming to me that Mormonism is correct, I still know with out a doubt in my heart that it is true due to the tender mercies of the Lord. When I say tender mercies, I'm referring to those little unexplainable miracles. For example, praying for comfort in a time of need and having a close friend soon after that prayer "coincidentally" calling and asking how you are, or running short on money and finding ten bucks on the ground. The lord has blessed me and protected me from the dangers of the world. In addition to those miracles, the most incredible, and powerful tender mercy of the them all is the comfort of the holy spirit. The spirit can be described as peaceful, calm, warm, loving, and so many other things. What a blessing to be able to discern truth from error with this incredible gift! The way I feel when I read from inspired books like the Bible and the Book of Mormon is enough for me to know the Lord's gospel has been restored, through a modern day prophet, Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon in a heavily dense Baptist community is not always a cake walk. They do wonderful things for the community and invite many people to come to Christ, but they often have misconceptions of our beliefs.I am also picked on by my peers for my faith. I usually can shake it off and smile and laugh with their jokes, but I often feel left out and different. Knowing many other Mormon youth my age face the same trials and having the savior at my back I always can pick myself up and continue my day in stride. I try to live my faith every day by setting a good example to my friends. I always try to keep my inward and outward thoughts clean and apporpriate, and show compassion and kindness to everyone around me. Though I often fail I continue to do my best to live my faith by being a good representative of Jesus Christ.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The only way you can truly come to know the truth for yourself is to pray to our God, our Hevanly Father if these things are indeed true. The Bible states in James chapter 1 verse 5-6: If any of ye lack wisdom let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. The peace I feel when I pray about it is undiscribable, and the excitment and disire I have to share with everyone is impossible to retain! I love the Savior and his gospel! Show more Show less