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Hi I'm Mark Epperson

I'm a missionary serving in Des Moines, Iowa. I love being outside. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm 21 years old. I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. I later moved to Bountiful, Utah where I actually grew up. I love being outside and playing sports; mainly running, and bmx. I am serving a mission in the Iowa Des Moines mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in this gospel, but I didn't always live it. Like many others I had a rough patch in my life. I wasn't doing anything that I was supposed to, I finally came to a point where I realized I needed to change or continue to mess up my life. With the help of some close friends and a supportive family, I was able to get my self back to where I need to be. I am now serving an LDS mission in Des Moines, Iowa. I have put my self where God wants me to be. I know that this is where God wants me. I have been to other churches, and although they were a great experience, the only place that I know I truly belong is where I am now.

How I live my faith

I am an Elder in the LDS church. I am a worthy priesthood holder. I love serving others and I take every chance I get to serve. I am serving a mission in the Iowa Des Moines mission. In our faith, young men are encouraged to serve a mission. We leave our family, friends, and our schooling behind, and go out for two years to dedicate our time in serving our Heavenly father, and His children.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Mark Epperson
In The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, we believe that we all have our agency. We have the freedom to choose. We are not required to serve missions. If we choose to serve missions, we serve for 18 months to 2 years when we are 18 or 19. Often times men and women who have retired will have the opportunity to serve as well as senior missionaries. Show more Show less