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Hi I'm Austin Scott Anderson

I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. I am about to serve a mission in Madrid, Spain. I love the gospel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am about to serve as a Missionary in Madrid, Spain. I am so excited and cannot wait to learn Spanish and travel to Europe. I love playing basketball, volleyball, golf, and watching movies. I come from a hilarious family of five. I was born to parents married in the temple and was raised in the Gospel. I have many friends not of the faith and I love sharing the gospel with them any chance I can!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes sense. Every problem presented by the world today can be resolved through the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through all my studying and pondering I continue to develop and greater understanding of the Savior, Jesus Christ. As I do, my love for him, the Father, and the gospel grows. There is nothing about the gospel that makes me feel wrong, or uncomfortable. It all feels right with the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. In this, there is safety, in this, there is peace. The gospel of Jesus Christ provides a safe harbor from the raging storm of the world. Their is so much evil present in the world today, the keeping the commandments and following the law of the Gospel keeps the evil at bay. It keeps us safe and clean. I am a Mormon because I choose to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith participating in many church function and trying the best I can to live the Gospel outside of the church. I try to dictate at least 45 minutes to reading and studying the Gospel everyday. I read from the scriptures, preach my gospel, and other such material. This past year I have had the opportunity of developing really strong friendships with people that are not Mormons. As a result I frequently get the opportunity to be an example of the believers in all senses. I also have had the opportunity to speak about the gospel with all of them a few times and always look for more opportunities. Unfortunately, I occasionally have to remove myself from some of the activities they wish to partake in or places they want to go. As I have done this, I have seen my friends begin to turn away from those activities and, for example, realize they don't need alcohol to have an enjoyable time. I hope they continue to see the benefits of not partaking in worldly norms and practices.