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Hi I'm Mitchel Chalmers

I was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, I love camping, longboarding and I'm a missionary serving in Taiwan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have been my entire life. I love the outdoors, I loveCanada and have been blessed to have been raised there. The Canadian Rockies are (relatively) close by so I have grown up loving to camp and hike. I love to sketch and I love to longboard, nothing beats a late night ride on a smooth road. I love science and learning all about Gods creations. After graduating high school came out on a mission, I now serve in the Taiwan, Taipei mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been blessed to be raised my whole life in the church, and as I've grown up I've seen many of the blessings that come with living the Gospel. This church gives my life stability,we're like a boat in the middle of a storm and the church acts like an anchor that I can hold fast to, the world changes so much year to year, month to month and even day to day, and it like the storm can be violent, loud, and dangerous. If we allow it to, it can toss us, turn us and pull us in any direction, for good or bad, and we may end up anywhere but where we want to be but if we have this anchor we have the power to not be thrown off course. Through Jesus Christ and His gospel we can steer ourselves to the ultimate Light and source of happiness. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon, I know its true. I love this church and the most important thing it brings to me is the the Plan of Salvation and Gospel of Jesus Christ. Knowing where I came from, why I am here, where I am going and then knowing what exactly I need to do in this life in order to return to live with our Heavenly Father again give light and guidance to my life, any trials or problems in life can be put, an eternal one that gives us greater clarity and understanding of why things happen and what we can learn from them; Because of all this and more my life is much more meaningful. God is our Heavenly Father, He loves us all individually, He just like my father here on earth who desires and wants the best for me, He desires the same for all of us, he wants us all to return home to Him in heaven and through His son Jesus Christ we can.

How I live my faith

Regular church attendance is key to me and not being afraid to share my beliefs, I try to be an example at all times because often actions speak louder than words. "Therefore let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven." (3 Ne.12:16) We can let our light shine anywhere, member of this church or not, people can use examples to follow and have people to look up to, if we all strive to be a better person, we can lift up all those around. I get to let my "light shine" all the time now as a full time missionary in the Taiwan Taipei mission, as a full time missionary my time is spent spreading the gospel by inviting others to come unto Christ, witnessing first hand the progression of God's work here on earth. Its great!

What is the Book of Mormon?

Mitchel Chalmers
The Book of Mormon is quite simply a book of holy writ that proves 1.) the reality of God being the God of the whole earth and all people 2.) Jesus is the foretold Christ, said to come down to earth to atone for the sins of the world and 3.) God once again restored the fullness of the gospel through a prophet named Joseph Smith. The Book of Mormon records the history of the relationship between the ancient Americans and God, their sins and triumphs, pride and humility, wars and times of peace, prosperity and destruction. We can learn from their history and the things they did to improve our own lives. The record also contains the words of ancient prophets, or men selected by God to be His witnesses, to receive revelations from God about the who He is and how to obtain peace in this life and eternal happiness after we die. As it is evidence of the above mentioned things we need to test it and try it ourselves by reading and praying about it, asking God whether or not it's true because it's true or it's not, there's no fence on this one. If it is true then we can personally feel and know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's only true church on the earth. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Mitchel Chalmers
It's not required but it's encouraged.... a lot! There are many reasons why members go and serve a mission and a big one is because it was a commandment from Christ Himself to "Go...and teach all nations." I feel He hopes that as we feel the blessings and happiness that comes from this church that we will personally choose to go on a mission, we will want to help others feel what we feel, hence the lack of a requirement for serving, but that hope that we will personally reach that stage where we will have that desire to go. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Mitchel Chalmers
Just like how there are no people alike, every member of this church is different however there are similarities that can be noticed across the board in our members. One similarity is that our idea of happiness, love, fun and family is fundamentally differently than other cultures, mainstreams and religions. Our belief in a loving Heavenly Father who teaches us of our eternal existence, the eternal role of families, and the eternal consequences of choices, has given us "instructions" or commandments on how to achieve the eternal happiness that can only accompany our eternal nature. Anyone can agree that the the feelings that accompanies buying a new cellphone that quickly becomes slow and outdated only to be switched out after a period of time cannot be compared to the feelings of a father seeing his baby daughter for the first time, they are both labelled 'happiness" but they are very different. It is our desire for an eternal happiness that causes us to do things "out of the norm" like not drinking alcohol, certain parties or not going out on Sunday. We know as Latter Day Saints that following the teachings of this restored church brings true happiness. Show more Show less