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Hi I'm Farrell Burggraaf

I was a Cheerleader, Class President, Return Missionary, received a National Congressional award, and I'm a Mormon!!

About Me

I am currently going to the University of Utah and I am loving it!! I have recently return from a LDS mission to the Philippines. I currently speak 3 language, and half the time I have no Idea what I am saying. I love to hang out with my buddies and play some video games every now and then. My sport is golf but I'm afraid I am not very good. I usually go golfing happy and come home sad, but its fun. I know you might not believe it but I was a cheerleader in high school and it was one of the funnest things I have ever done! One interesting thing about me is that i don't have any collarbones! Yup I was born without them so if I want to I can touch my shoulders together. That's how I got my nickname in high school, "The Human Taco." Even though I go to U of U I am also a BYU, Colts, and Real Madrid fan!

Why I am a Mormon

I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with all my heart! I have chosen to be a Mormon because I have felt the spirit of the lord testify to me that this is the true church, That Joseph Smith really was a prophet who restored through Christ, the church. All my life I have been a Mormon, but I remember the day when I learn for myself why this really is the true church. I remember I was a young boy about 14 or 15 and I was at a church activity for the young men and young women. We hiked up to the top of a mountain in the morning and when we got to the top I felt the spirit in a way that I have never felt before. I knew then that the lord knew me and cared about me and that this really is the true church. After that moment I knew and I changed my life and decided to follow the lord. I have felt the spirit and the lord by my side ever since that day. At the end of the Book of Mormon there is a promise that if you ask god about the truth of this book, the spirit will verify of its authenticity. I have now read the Book of Mormon many, many times and after each time I ask if this book is true and every single time I have felt a warm, comfort, joyful feeling tell me that this is true. I have had many other experiences in my life that strengthens my testimony. I see the lords hand in my life every single day and I am so grateful for the joy he has given me in my life and all I want is that others might experience this great joy that I felt. I know this is the true church, I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. I know that our current president, Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of god and that it is a testament of his love for us. I know that by follow the lord and living his gospel we can truly be happy for all eternity with our family. I am so grateful for the life the lord has given me and I know with all my heart that if you chose to follow the lord that he will bless you in ways that you cant even imagine.

How I live my faith

I am a Return missionary from the Philippines and my mission has taught me to serve with all my heart. There is no greater joy for me then to serve the lord. I strive to work hard in all my callings that I maybe a be an instrument in the lords hand. I have Have been a Primary teacher, Elders quorum teacher, a Mission prep teacher, Sunday school teacher, and right now I'm in the Elders quorum presidency, home teacher, ward missionary, and i work at the Temple. So I am a busy man, but it is worth every minute of service to my Heavenly Father for all that he has done for me. I Love teaching with the spirit, because it teaches me so many new things and help me become a better man by helping others come closer to Christ.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Farrell Burggraaf
Pray is so wonderful! It is the ability to actually talk to our Father in Heaven. We can talk to our creator, Father, and friend. He loves us so much and loves to hear from us. He wants what is best for us and many times he has many blessings that he is ready to give you, and all you need to do is ask. I know for me that one of the times that I feel closes to Heavenly Father is when I am praying. To talk to him as a best friend, tell him how my day was and the goals I am trying to achieve. He cares about your life and wants to know about it. I may not understand all things in this life and why somethings happen, but one thing I do know is that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ loves me, and I know that he loves each and every one of his children and that we are never to far out of his reach. All we need to do is kneel down and pray. As we pray daily we will gain a relationship with our Father in Heaven and we will learn to understand the spirit and feel our saviors love for us. Show more Show less