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Hi I'm Wyatt Pagano

I grew up in Colorado/New Mexico, I love sports/music and am a full time college student preparing for an FBI career. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a full time college student at BYU in Provo, UT. I have lived most of my life in Colorado, but my family and high school are in New Mexico. I have come to love that state's laid back atmosphere and many cultures. I love music of all kinds, and study classical guitar and piano. I'm also a sports enthusiast. I love reading too. I hope through the study of language or law to have a career in the FBI, because solving crimes has always been fascinating to me, and I love to help people.

Why I am a Mormon

I have remained a faithful member of this Church because I know that it is the truth with all my heart. This Church teaches a Gospel message of hope, love, power and salvation. I love my family, and they are the most important thing to me. Because of the teachings of this Church, I know that my family will be together forever and that death is not the end. I know that God, our Heavenly Father, loves us in ways we cannot understand. His Son Jesus Christ came to earth and died for each one of us individually, and this is His Church today, it bears His sacred name. I remember when I decided to read the Book of Mormon for the first time. I knew it was true because as I read it and prayed about it, I felt a peace in my heart that I had never felt before. The Book of Mormon is the companion to the Holy Bible, and together they complete the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Over the years, that feeling of truth has been reaffirmed over and over again. I also prayed to know whether Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet like those of the Bible, called of God, and again I knew and still know with all my soul that he was, and that the line of prophets continues today. Because I know that all of this is true, in March 2013, I will put my education on hold, pay $10,000 out of my own pocket, and leave my family for two years to teach these truths to the people in northern Italy, and help them to find the peace and happiness and joy that I have. I know this Church is Christ's church, and that He is our Savior and Redeemer, the Great Immanuel, the Son of God, and the Lord of all the Earth. He knows each of us individually and by name, and He loves us. He suffered all things for us, and when we come unto His Gospel, we will find the answers to life's questions and difficulties, and we will be able to overcome all our challenges.

How I live my faith

My faith is the foundation of all the wonderful things in my life. I have had many opportunities to serve others with Christian service. I've spent countless hours in soup kitchens, and had several opportunities to serve within the Church. I served as a spiritual leader three separate times for 12-13,14-15, 16-18 year old young men. I love being with my peers and helping to lift their spirits and draw them closer to their Savior Jesus Christ. I also serve as a teacher to specific individuals. I am assigned to them and I visit them and teach them in their homes. The purpose of this is to make sure that their needs are met both temporally and spiritually, and that their lives are going well. I really come to love the people I teach because they are all so important, and have great worth. I loved in youth leadership positions when I could help organize activities that were fun, active, and strengthened my peers against the temptations of the world today, and helped them have confidence in their lives and in themselves.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Wyatt Pagano
Death is really not the end. We were in existence before we came to earth from the presence of God. We are his children. We will all be resurrected one day because of Christ and His Resurrection. our families can be together forever, and we will have the opportunity to return to live with them and our Heavenly Father. Little children are born innocent, and are clean and pure because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. There is always hope, and we will be rewarded in the next life according to how we live. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Wyatt Pagano
The name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Everything in our church has to do with Christ. We love Him. I know he is the literal Son of God and the Savior of the World. He was the only perfect man to ever walk upon the earth. He saved us from sin and death, and the Bible and The Book of Mormon testify of His Divinity. We worship God in the name of Christ, and everything we don in the church is in His holy name. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Wyatt Pagano
anyone can come to know that this Church is the true church on earth the same way I did. I learned the teachings, pondered them, and humbly prayed to God about whether it was true. the peace and joy that I felt was like nothing I ever felt before, and I knew in my heart then, and I know even more now that it is true. anyone can find out the truth for themselves, they just need to be humble, learn, have a sincere desire to know the truth, and ask God in prayer to make it known to them and I can promise He will answer their prayers and they will know that this is true. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Wyatt Pagano
We know that we cannot save ourselves. We are all imperfect beings, and we need the grace of Jesus Christ to be saved. However, grace comes only when we have done our best to live the way God and Christ taught and commanded us to. Grace makes up for everything that we lack. When we humble ourselves, repent of sin, and seek to be like Christ in all we do, then it is enough and grace will make up the rest. One may ask whether grace or works is more important, Christian writer C.S. Lewis put it very truthfully and simply. Asking whether works of grace is more important is like asking which blade on a pair of scissors is more important. you need both. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Wyatt Pagano
We believe that through the the ordinances of God's temples, we will be together forever with our loved ones as we come unto Christ, and that death will not separate us from our loved ones forever. this is very important to me because of how much I love my own family. I know that of my loved ones who have passed, I will see them again. This is the purpose of doing geneaology and family history work. I do it so that I can learn about and give saving ordinances to my ancestors so that we can all be together. Show more Show less