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Hi I'm Carson Grover

I´m an Idaho boy, I´m a future civil engineer, I´m engaged, and I´m a Mormon.

About Me

I am the middle of three kids. I have my older sister and my younger brother. I am the first missionary in my family, and it has been the greatest decision of my life! I have been serving in the Colombia Bogotá North mission since 2012 and have loved every second of it. I will study Civil Engineering at BYU, and I am grateful to be a member of the church of Jesus Christ!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church since birth, and like the majority of us people who have been born into the earth, or are learning about it for the first time, I had my doubts once upon a time. I had always been taught that when we have a question, we should ask it. There were a few years in my life that I didn´t apply that principle. After having a few personal trials, I decided to humble myself and put it to the test. I did the small things that as missionaries we ask people to do, such as; read the Book of Mormon and pray to ask God if it is true. Then after reading a praying, keep reading and keep praying while you wait for an answer. One day, God answered me. Ever since He, the creater of all, answered me, I haven´t looked back. I continue asking, because it is what the Savior wants us to do. By asking, He can answer. So as I continue asking, He continues answering. The answers to my questions continue coming, and will keep coming. I would be denying the power of God and His existance by not living what He has shown me is the truth. I am a Mormon because here I have found true happiness, and God has shown me that it is where He needs me to be.

How I live my faith

I love the gospel and have learned what it really means to live my faith in the time I have been serving the Lord as a missionary. I live my faith by showing how much happiness it can bring to our lives. No matter what happens, whether it is the worst of the worst or the best of the best that happens, I have a smile on my face because I know I am a child of God and know how He wants me to feel. I live my faith by repenting daily. I accept that I am not perfect, but I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Redeemer, so by using the precious gift of repentance, I can be a witness of the happiness He brings us.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Carson Grover
First and foremost we are baptized because it is a commandment from God. While reading about the baptism of Jesus in Matthew 3:15 we read, "And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him." Christ showed us first and formost that even He, the Savior of the world and the only perfect being ever, needed to be baptized. From His example we see that all must be baptized. A lot of people might say to themselves, "I was baptized in my church when I was 2 weeks/15 years/33 years/ ect. Why would I need to be baptized again?" Others might say, "When I was baptized I did it because in my heart I wanted to accept Christ as my Savior." Or another thing others might say is "The person who baptized me was a great person, so it had to have been valid in God´s eyes." I am not saying that those aren´t good questions or concerns, but as members of the Church of Jesus Christ I am saying that we understand the importance of being baptized by someone honorably holding the Holy Priesthood of God. Christ walked from Nazareth to Jordan, which if He had done it in a strait line, would be just over 65 miles. He walked that far because in that time, John the Baptist was the only person authorized to baptize. From Christ´s example, we can see how important to be baptized, and that we are baptized by someone who truely holds God´s authority. God has restored that authority through a living prohpet. Show more Show less