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Hi I'm Jeff Bastian

I'm a runner, brother, son, and a missionary. Currently serving in the Taiwan, Taipei mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Northwest. My parents definitely had their hands full, as i am the sixth of seven children. I love my family so much! My greatest joy has come from spending time with them at home, on car-trips, and in the outdoors. I am currently serving a mission for our church in Taipei, Taiwan. Before the mission, I completed my freshman year of college, where I studied Exercise Science and competed in Cross Country and Track. Running is my passion. I love the exhilartion that comes from setting personal records over and over. Im a very goal driven person and my family has helped me become who I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a loving family that have been apart of the LDS church for several generations. This has been the biggest blessing in my life, as I have always had the teachings of Jesus Christ to rely on, through good times and bad. The gospel of Jesus Christ has provided me with a foundation in life that is built upon principles of love and righteousness. In reality, I have known that this Church is true since I was little, I have just always had that feeling, but it was not until high school that I began to truly develop a personal testimony of the principles of Jesus Christ's gospel. Why was high school the big change for me? I think it was because at that moment in life I started to see people all around me beginning to make different decisions and take different paths in life. I started to think about what path I was taking and what kind of influence it would have on my life. In a time of uncertainty, I turned to Jesus Christ. I began to pray with sincere intent, study the scriptures, and build true faith in Christ. I found the comfort, direction, and blessings that come from His teachings. I continue to follow His gospel, because it know that it will bring me the most happiness in this life and allow me to be able to return to my Heavenly Father after this life, where I can live with Him and my family forever. How great of a statement is that? I know its true, I love it, and I know that everyone else can experience these same things by living as Christ lived.

How I live my faith

I am a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This has been an amazing experience as I have the opportunity to invest myself 100% in the gospel of Jesus Christ for the next two years, without obligations to anything else. I live my faith by sharing this the beautiful message of the restoration of Jesus Christ's gospel every single day with those around me. If you have ever seen those two guys riding bikes with the white shirts and name badges, yes, that's us. As a missionary, my purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive His restored Gospel. Days consist of meeting many new people, in their homes, at parks, or just on the street. We teach them the principles that Christ taught when he was on the earth. It is a wonderful opportunity to live my faith.