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Hi I'm Kieron

I was born into the Church in the United Kingdom, i'm currently serving a full-time mission and i'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Kieron and I am from a family of 6 including myself. I have 2 sisters and a brother all older than me. Although my older brother is not an active member of the church he is still equally as valued and loved in our home. I love reading books and watching movies. Im not really into sports but I love socialising with friends. When friends from school were no longer there for me, I knew I had support from friends my own age with the same beliefs at church. I have many opportunities to participate in youth activities including casual and formal dances, weekend conventions, other youth social events that are very enjoyable and promote clean and wholesome fun. I've finished school and recently finished College/further Education and am preparing to serve for two years as a missionary for the Church.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have been born into the church, I made the decision and maintain the decision to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because of my testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I have learnt the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout my life but didn't really understand most of it until my teen years. I attended church and went through the "motions" because my parents had raised me this way. However one day it finally clicked. I understood what the Gospel of Jesus Christ was and I had felt the witness of the Holy Ghost touch my heart and enlighten my mind concerning the truth of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon, the living prophet and the testimony of other members. Many doubts came to my mind but this is expected and is a witness of the adversary. We are encouraged by the scriptures to ponder upon the gospel and the words of the scriptures, to search these things out in our minds and to pray unto God for answers. I had always struggled with the idea that it was such a coincidence that I just so happened to be born into the one and only true church, despite the millions of other religions and beliefs in the world who all profess to be the only true faith. At one point in my life I questioned even the very existence of a God, but after much soul searching, prayer, scripture study and faith the Holy Ghost confirmed unto me the truth of these things. Now I have no doubts, I know the church is true! I know that I am truly blessed to have the great privilege and responsibility to be born into this, the true church of Jesus Christ. If I didn't believe the church was true I would not stay. But I do believe, I know it's true and so can you!

How I live my faith

I have a calling in the church in the young mens presidency/programme. This gives me the great opportunity to strengthen the fellowship between the young men and help them to gain a greater testimony in Jesus Christ and live his teachings. I have participated in a number of "Helping Hands" service projects with my Church to follow the example of Christ and show love, charity and service to others in the community. I have completed four years of optional seminary study, where we learn about the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. I spent the first two years doing early morning seminary where I would attend lessons at church with other 14-18 year olds at 6:30am before school. This helped me to start the day wide awake and ready to go, and gave me a spiritual boost for the day. The other two years I done home study which also gave me a greater understanding of the scriptures. I maintain personal study of the scriptures along with other useful church resources such as study guides, manuals, websites and Books. This helps me to invite the presence of the Holy Ghost into my life which brings peace and joy. Personal and family prayer is also a major part of my daily living. Church attendance each sunday helps us to remember Jesus Christ and his teachings and sacrifice. I enjoy family home evenings which are about spending time with families away from the rush of modern life. We have recreational activities together often followed by a small lesson or discussion about principles of the gospel such as love, faith, sacrifice etc. I try and live my faith by following the commandments that our Heavenly Father has given to us through the scriptures and living prophets both ancient and modern. I apply the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my social situations and try to avoid situations that bring conflict or contention. I try to live an honest life that mirrors the life of Jesus Christ.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Kieron
Joseph Smith received revelation from Heavenly Father when he pondered upon the matter of the use of tobacco in their meetings; this led him to inquire of the lord concerning its use. Firstly this shows how we can receive answers from Heavenly Father. Although we may not receive written revelation from God we can receive distinct impressions, thoughts and feelings that we will understand to be direct answers to our prayers. I have experienced this many times. I have found many answers to my questions while reading through the scriptures. I have built a greater relationship and come to know my Heavenly Father more through these personal impressions and feelings. Heavenly Father revealed to Joseph Smith that as members of the church we should not drink "Hot drinks". Modern day prophets have interpreted this to mean Tea and Coffee. Some members choose not to drink caffeinated products as they believe caffeine is the problem . However, this matter of personal discretion or choice. It has not been specified by scripture or by prophets that caffeine should not be consumed. The Word of Wisdom is a health law and so we are blessed to be healthier if we obey it. Scriptures tell us that our body is a temple and so we are to do our best to keep it clean and healthy. I believe that another reason we are commanded to abstain from tea and coffee is to make a distinction between the world and Gods people. the children of Israel in the Old Testament did the same through their diet. Show more Show less