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Hi I'm Riley Nelson Barnett

I have moved five times in my life. I want to become a Bio-Medical engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In my life time I have moved five times. Each time was a new experience for me and had strengthen my testimony in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Before I went on my mission to Lubbock Texas I was attending the University of Connecticut majoring in Exploratory Sciences. I want to become a Bio-Medical engineer when I return from my mission. I like reading fantasy books and graphic novels. I really like Coldplay, The Police as well as the Killers. I think they have cool sounds and lyrics that take me to far off places. A hobby that I liked was building Lego sets. I believe that Legos are great tools for children to learn how to build, create, and imagine. I worked at the Farmington YMCA and my job was to babysit YMCA member's children while they work out. It was a wonderful job plus most of the time my work was playing with the kids which I consider to be one of the best jobs that you can find. Currently I am serving a mission in the Texas Lubbock Mission speaking Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I was born of parents who were members as well. This has been a blessing in my life and has given me the opportunity to grow up with the teachings of my parents and to have many friends who share my same beliefs. But even though I was born into the church that does not stop my conviction to the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God in these latter days and that he restored the gospel in its fullness. I believe that The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and reveals plains and precious truths that are meant for this time. I testify that God lives and that he did send his only Begotten Son to this Earth to fulfill a mission that his son could only do. That Jesus Christ did live and that he sacrificed himself for all the peoples of the Earth, that they might not taste the bitter end, but be saved by our Redeemer. I know that one day we shall see our Heavenly Father again, and I know that this Church is true. I testify that all these things are true and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

Currently I am on my mission for the Church. I had always had an impression that I would serve a mission early than expected. With the dropping of the age to 18 years of age for young men that impression that I had received was full filled. It has been a great blessing to serve the Lord for these two years on a mission. As well as the speak Spanish unto the people of Lubbock Texas. I have truly gain an understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the blessings that are received by living the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I try my best to perform my calling as a missionary to the best of my ability and strive the Spirit of the Lord to guide me every day.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Riley Nelson Barnett
There is no restriction on the race or color of a man to receive the priesthood. All worth men of the church are eligible to be ordained to the priesthood. Show more Show less