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Hi I'm William

I grew up in California. I love to rock climb. I'm a Mormon

About Me

A little about William. I have many hobbies and interests, including music, sports, and art. I play the piano, guitar, and I love to sing and dance (by dancing I mean acting like a lunatic). I also really enjoy listening to music of many different genres. A few of my favorite sports include rock climbing, backpacking, cave climbing, mountain biking, cycling, (basically all the beastly sports...) snow and water skiing, shot-gun shooting, basketball and probably more that don't come to mind right now. Of those, rock climbing is probably my favorite. I climb at a local indoor climbing gym and have climbed in Yosemite on a number of occasions. As for art, I really enjoy the art of working with wood. It is one of my passions. I have been working with wood since I was eleven and have really enjoyed progressing my skill level from project to project.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Because I choose to be. I have put the religion to the test. I have read the Book of Mormon cover to cover on multiple occasions, I have lived and abided by the principles taught within, and finally, I have exercised faith in asking my Heavenly Father if this Church is true, if the Book of Mormon is His word, and if Joseph Smith was a true Prophet. I recieved my answer. That is why I am a Mormon. Simple. When you do these things, and you grow a desire to come closer to Jesus Christ, the pathway will become clear and simple, because His gospel is clear and simple. It is through the ordinances of the priesthood found only in this Church, and through our faithfullness that we can return to our Heavenly Father and live with him in Eternal progression and Glory. Do you want that? Try it out... you will not regret it.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in Fukuoka, Japan. This means that it is my purpose to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them recieve the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, recieving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. I spend my days studying the gospel of Jesus Christ, studying the Japanese language, finding and teaching investigators to help them come closer to Christ, and serving the people of Japan. The life of a missionary is probably the most rewarding. The great news is that this life can be lead without serving a full-time mission. You can serve others everyday and recieve those same blessings... they are not just reserved for set-apart missionaries. Also, those who have testimonies of Jesus Christ and His atonement are expected by our Heavenly Father to share that knowledge with all those we come in contact with. I am a Missionary and representative of Jesus Christ. I love it. You can be a missionary and representative of Jesus Christ. You will love it.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Simple misunderstanding. The world seeks to confuse the image of the Church by decribing it with words that have negative connotations like "cult". We are not a cult. We are simply all followers of Jesus Christ, whom we recognize as our Savior. We love and reverently worship him for that reason... He IS our Savior. When people understand that, they will understand that we are not a cult, just friendly Christians. Show more Show less