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Hi I'm Luke

I was born and raised in Canada. I'm studying engineering. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 5 kids, and the only boy in my family. I love my family, and love spending time with them. I've completed the first year of general engineering studies, and am now serving a mission. When I return I plan to continue my schooling by specializing in software engineering. Music is a huge part of my life. I play the piano, guitar, ukulele, and ocarina. I also love to sing in choir. I began singing in grade nine, when my Mom talked me into going to seminary choir. I didn't want to go, but I absolutely loved it. I used to sing tenor, but I have recently moved to the bass section. Through high school I enjoyed being active as well. I played (and still do when I can), both basketball and volleyball.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I am forever grateful to my parents, because of everything I learned in my home. I learned by seeing the great examples of my mother and father. However, the gospel is something that must be discovered for yourself, no matter how you were raised. As a youth, I began to really study the scriptures, and pray to know that what I read was true I have since felt the spirit of the Lord testify to me of the truth of the gospel that I had been taught. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and that Joseph Smith was truly called of God to bring about the Book of Mormon and to restore the church in the Latter-days. I have a strong testimony of Jesus Christ's atonement, and I know that through him, we can return to live with our Father in Heaven. I know that we are led today by continuing revelation from the Lord through his prophet on the Earth today, President Thomas S. Monson.

How I live my faith

In the past I have served as a leader in church youth groups that I have been a part of. I helped to plan activities from service projects to camping trips. This also gave me the opportunity to prepare and teach lessons as well. I spent the past year as the pianist for my ward choir, which was a wonderful way for me to share my musical talent. I recently participated in a ward service project to clean up an elderly person's yard. The most important thing to me about living my faith, is the opportunity to give service to others, particularly when you can do something that they cannot do for themselves.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Luke
One thing that is very important to every single person in the whole world is that God loves all of his children, no matter who they were, nor when or where they lived. Just imagine how many people did not ever even have the chance to learn of Christ, let alone follow his example by way of baptism. Knowing that baptism is necessary for each and every one of these people, God prepared a way for them to receive this essential ordinance. I cannot imagine God denying access to his kingdom, saying "Sorry, but you had the bad luck to have lived somewhere where the church had not yet reached." or, "Sorry, but you were a bit unlucky and the missionaries didn't pass by your house." Rather, God prepared a way for these people to receive the ordinance of baptism. Though they cannot be baptized themselves, members have the opportunity to perform baptisms for and in behalf of these people so that they too may enter into the kingdom of God. Show more Show less