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Hi I'm Pennington

I grew up in Arizona. I'm a returned missionary and i served in the Mexico Guadalajara East Mission.

About Me

My name is Pennington Carter. I am 22 years old and I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. I'm the youngest of kids and I have 3 sisters and 1 brother. Family is one of the most important things to me because I know that they will always be there for me no matter what. Friends are also very important to me and I love my friends. I was able to serve a full time mission in Guadalajara, Mexico where I was able to help others find happiness in their lives. While I was a missionary I learned alot of things which helped me become converted to the gospel and be a better person. I love the outdoors and being active. Playing sports and camping are two of my favorite things to do. I am currently going to school at Mesa Community College. However, once I get my associates I want to transfer to a university.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were both faithful members of the church when I was born so I have always had the church in my life. It wasn't until I was 17 that I really knew that the church was true. I had the opportunity to read in the Book of Mormon and really meditate on it and ponder about everything that I had been taught throughout my life by my parents and by other members of the church. I prayed to Heavenly Father and asked Him if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true and when I had asked Him that I felt very strongly that it was. I was also filled with a strong desire to serve a mission. I eventually left on my mission and it was, at this point in my life, the best experience I have ever had. I learned what the love of God really was. As I served Him and the people of Mexico I became converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ and made the decision that I was going to be the best person I could be because of what Christ had done for me. It has been the best decision of my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be true to what Jesus Christ taught. I always try to do what he would do. I read my scriptures and say my prayers daily because thats what helps me work past all the hard stuff in life. It helps me feel peace even though there is so much stress in life. I also participate in church by teaching a sunday school class. I like doing that because it helps me to learn more about Christ's teachings and have a better understanding of that. I'm not always the best at describing how I feel about God and about Jesus Christ so I try to express how I feel for them through example.