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Hi I'm Wade Kirwan

I love to surf, I love to Laugh, and I love my mom.

About Me

I am a full time Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; In the Mesa Arizona Mission. Before I chose to embrace this call to serve, I was playing Lacrosse at SVU (Southern Virginia University). I also was surfing at my favorite local surf spots along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I was living the college life, no worries except for when the next good time will roll through. I soon found that by focusing on my self I lost the relationships with my family, but they loved me no matter what. That is what a family is for. My family is a military family who has moved quite a bit. Although sometimes hard to just pack up and leave a home, we would band together and rely on each other to find happiness. I would never trade my family for anyone else's.They are the thing that brings me lasting joy in this world. I know that because, I have felt what it is like to isolate yourself away from this basic social unit called the family. I know that they are the ones with which I wish to spend my time. we try doing our favorite activities. some of which include my favorite! One of the Favorited activities is to go Hiking! It feels so rewarding to make it to the very top of this seemingly unbeatable obstacle, but as you take a deep breath and do a full 360 sweep viewing everything for miles; it rushes in all at once. It gives you the feeling of accomplishment. The physical world we live in is imperfect. although imperfect, we still find it awe striking in beauty.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love my Savior; the love my Savior has for me; the revealed truths that have entered into my heart and mind. It truly is as if a switch has been snapped on in my mind and heart. Illuminating and revealing all that is in the endless room which is the gospel. I am Mormon because it has strengthens my family. It has built us upon a rock where if ANY person builds, they will not fall. As we study we find scripture or talks given by prophets that strike our heart, and if we continue studying them, not just a one time thing, they will always enlighten us with a new truth we once over looked. I am a Mormon to constantly grow in any way the Lord has need of me to. As William Shakespeare said "To be or not to be?" We all must eventually ask this to ourselves. To be happy or not to be happy. To be together or not to be together. To love our savior or not to love our Savior. To live according to that same gospel he established while on this earth or not to follow its principles. There is no gray area. it is To be Mormon or not to be Mormon. There in lies happiness brother.

How I live my faith

The Most prevalent way I live my faith is by sharing it. As a full time missionary I have the opportunity to do one of the sweetest experiences on earth, sharing the love of Christ. Helping people find the peace and comfort that comes from reading scripture, praying, and coming to church truly is how Christ shows us his love. That peacefully feeling in our hearts and our minds comes from sharing our testimonies. That is why it is the sweetest. I am privileged to share mine full time for as long as I have it (which my testimony is how i feel, and feelings are hard to get rid of, so i should be able to share it my whole life). By searching and showing our faith in following the commandments God has given us, we can find that peaceful feeling in our life. When we find that feeling we can know that it is truth. When we find truth we have grow to know it is important to do everything we can to live that truth. (Gal 5:22-23)

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Wade Kirwan
Official Church Answer "The prophet Joseph Smith taught ‘Therefore ye are justified of faith and works, through grace...’ (see JST Romans 4:16). The Book of Mormon teaches ‘For we labor diligently to write to persuade our children, and also our brethren to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace we are saved after all we can do’ (2 Nephi 25:23). The Book of Mormon adds ‘all that we could do [was to] repent of all our sins’ (Alma 24:11). A Book of Mormon prophet named Lehi taught, ‘There is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah’ (2 Nephi 2:8)." My Answer yep. Show more Show less