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Hi I'm Samuel Burge

I enjoy a good movie, good times with my friends, and something good to eat. I'm twenty years old, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always been an easy-going guy. I enjoy a lot of things, but some of my favorite things include playing/listening to music, film-making and movies, spending time outdoors, good humor, and enjoying my time hanging out with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'd been raised LDS my entire life, and I'm way grateful for my family being so firmly grounded in the gospel. I didn't really gain a strong testimony of what I'd lived my whole life until I began my two-year service as a missionary. Since I've been out, my faith has grown substantially by doing the "small and simple things" like reading scripture and talking to God through prayer and by doing the not-so-little things... Like devoting two years of my life to teaching and preaching the gospel to a bunch of liberal hipsters in Portland. (Apologies to any Portlandians reading this.) I'm living the way I am because I know that the path Jesus Christ set for us will bring us the most happiness and peace in this life, and gives me hope that I'll be seeing greener pastures with my family in the life to come.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through missionary work as a full-time missionary in Portlandia!