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Hi I'm Patrick

I grew up in a small town in the Midwest. I love wood working. I speak Spanish. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a religious person. For me it started as a child when I questioned the existence of Jesus Christ. When I approached my Mom with my concern she suggested I pray to know for myself instead of relying on others. I did so, and the answer to that prayer was so powerful that I can testify with all the conviction of my heart to this day that Jesus is the Savior of the world and that He loves each and everyone of us. As a result of more answered prayers in my youth and early adulthood I continued to grow in faith and knowledge of Heavenly Father. In 2009 I served a mission for the Mormon Church to Madrid, Spain; and in 2012 I married my sweetheart Madelyn in the Provo Utah Temple. I know life will bring its joys and heartbreaks. But I am confident that everything will work out according to God's plan if I will stay close to him through prayer.

Why I am a Mormon

Everything about being a Mormon makes me happy and gives me peace. Anything that can make a person feel this way, must come from God.

How I live my faith

The word I would use is "service". For me serving others is the essence of living my faith. When Jesus Christ was on the earth He used service as a powerful teacher, such as when He healed the sick, fed thousands, or washed His Apostles feet. For me it usually means taking out the trash for someone or offering to help shovel out a neighbor's car. But as small and as simple as those things seem, they help me to feel my Savior's love because I am following HIs example.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

I have these three suggestions: Prayer Study Obedience Faith is a spiritual gift. We need to ask Heavenly Father for it through prayer. The scriptures are full of testimonies of Jesus Christ, through them we can learn about His mission, His life, and how He continues to reach out to all of us today. We can show that we love Jesus Christ and trust Him by keeping the commandments he taught. Commandments are instructions on how we can be our best selves. Show more Show less