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Hi I'm Walt

I love climbing, hiking, spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family with two brothers and one sister, myself being the youngest. I love the family and spending time with them. On family vacations we would go to National Parks. I fell in love with the outdoors and crave to get out in nature. So anything outside, you name it! I mountain bike, climb, mountaineer, backpack, hike, snowshoe, alpine ski, rollerblade, swing dance. I love Alternative Rock and many other genre's. Rock on! I just love being active and enjoying time with family and friends. I worked at Jacob Lake Inn by the Grand Canyon during the summer and got to enjoy the company of newly made friends as well as working by some of the most beautiful national parks. I love photography, being able to take pictures of God's creations. I find the most joy when I am helping others, whether it be service, or just getting to know them and having a good time. I know that the only way to receive pure joy is through the Atonement of Christ and his teachings. I have found the happiness that I couldn't find anywhere else in his Church restored back to this earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS church. It wasn't until recently that I have gained my own testimony and being able to worship for myself. I realized as I was getting farther and farther away from the church and church standards that I was no longer feeling happiness in my life. Feelings of confusion and being lost crossed my mind often. I suddenly realized this was not the person I wanted to become, and that the course away from Christ was not the one I wanted to be on. I worked hard on becoming active again and to be able to feel the spirit in my life. I testify that there is no other way to be truly happy than to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and to live according to church standards. Christ atoned for our sins, through him we are able to repent and be able to be washed clean from our sins. I love our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and I can feel their love in my life. I feel most happy when I feel their love and know that I am doing what they would have me do in my life.

How I live my faith

The ways I live my faith is by three main steps, as well as how I live my life. I read the scriptures daily. Searching for answers in the scriptures and asking God questions. I ask in Prayer. Prayers is central to everything for me. And I go to church meetings. Of course I go to sacrament meeting, which is the most important meeting to go to. But I also go to activities such as service, dances, institute, and activities. I try to live my life in a way that I'm always improving and living my life more like the Savior did. I try to always work on being more kind to others and centering less on myself. I love to talk to everybody and treat everybody as a son or daughter of our Heavenly Father. Since I have found the happiness and joy from being a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints, I want others to feel the same joy I have felt. I want them to feel the same relief and cleansing effect from the Saviors Atonement. So, I have heeded the Prophet's counsel and am currently serving a 2 year mission in Georgia. I am in the Georgia Atlanta North Mission serving the Lord. I am loving every moment of it. It has helped me realize how much the Lord has truly blessed me and continues to bless me. The joy I receive from helping others recognize and accept God's truth is so powerful.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Walt
All of it is centered of Jesus Christ and his Gospel. The main meeting is Sacrament Meeting. The most important part is the Sacrament(bread and water). There, we have the opportunity to reflect and renew promises we made with God when we were baptized. We don't learn from a preacher, but from members of the congregation speaking from their own conviction. We sing hymns to praise God and Christ, and the meeting begins and ends with prayer. The next meeting is Sunday School. There we learn more about God's plan for us, and study from the Scriptures. Next, Priesthood, if you are male. And Relief Society or Young Women's if you are a female. We learn about our gender role in Heavenly Fathers eyes. Show more Show less