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Hi I'm Isaac Purnell

I was born in Canada. I like to ride horses, play lacrosse, eat good food, and my passion is flying. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to fly. I also love to ride horses. If horses could fly I would ride my flying horse all the time. I like to learn how things work like cars, motors, and everything with mechanics. I study mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University. I love to do stuff outside... running, camping, hiking, fishing, riding motorcycles, wakeboarding, everything outside. I love my family very much. We are a big family... my parents and 12 kids. I am the tenth of the twelve. We are very united and happy. I love my nieces and nephews and just spending time with family. I am an Eagle scout. I enjoy helping other people. I think the world is a wonderful place and it is very important to me. I am grateful for nature and everything good in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I came to know that it is what God wants for me. I was baptized when I was eight years old and it was one of the most special experiences of my life. As I grew up, I developed a habit of studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is similar to the Bible, but it is the record of a group of people who left Jerusalem and traveled to the Americas. I read the Bible and the Book of Mormon and I prayed to our Father in Heaven to know if they were true. I received an answer in my heart and came to know for myself that they are true. This means that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or Mormon Church, is Christ's true church that has been restored to the earth today through a true prophet. I know without a doubt in my mind or my heart that this is true. This knowledge has brought so much joy and peace into my life and I truly know that God lives and loves all of His children. I am so grateful for this knowledge and all the blessings it brings to my life. I don't know very many things with such surety but these things I do know for sure. Families are the center of God's plan and He wants us to be together forever. The best part about the Church is that it provides the way for families to be joined together for eternity by the power of God.

How I live my faith

I am an indexer. This means I take time to transfer historical documents from files to an online index system. This is so that people can get to know about and become familiar with their ancestors and the history of their family. This is important because everyone comes from somewhere and when you know your history you know more about who you are. This is a service for people who want to know more about their family history and I really enjoy doing it.