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Hi I'm Logan

I grew up in the small mountain town of Idyllwild, CA. I'm a student, a runner, and a member of the LDS church.

About Me

I love to run. I ran Track and Cross Country in high school, and I still train today. My favorite race is the mile, and my fastest time was 4:46. The last race I did was the Utah Valley Marathon. I ran 3:22:55. When I’m not running, I tend to be doing unhealthy amounts of studying for a Biochemistry degree at BYU. If you’re trying to find me, you’re best bet is the Harold B. Lee Library. I am the oldest of 3 siblings. When at home, I do my best to abuse my authority over my brother and sister and undermine my parent’s authority over me. I’m not very successful at either endeavor. On August 31st 2012, I was called to serve in the Baltic Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I reported to the Missionary Training Center on January 16th 2014 to learn how to preach the gospel in Latvian. In August of 2014, I unfortunately returned home early due to my second serious bout with clinical depression. Right now I am at an awkward spot with my faith, but there are several things about the church that make it still dear to my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, and so I just sort of went with the flow for much of my life. However, I reached a point where I realized I could not genuinely be a member of the church if I was not fully converted. Due to my lack of faith, my actions had made me a Mormon in word only. Eventually, I had to do some deep soul searching. I had to ask myself a lot of questions, and the one that stuck out to me the most was “What do I want out of life?” Eventually, I determined I wanted to die an old and content man free of regrets, happy with the life I’d lived, and unafraid to face death. And I realized that living the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the best way I could achieve that goal. I remain a member today for two reasons. First, I know that being a Mormon will make me happy. It will help me achieve my goal. Secondly, I have experienced the power of Christ’s Atonement firsthand. People may slander my religion, question my faith, and deny my God, but nothing will shake my conviction that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real.

How I live my faith

I follow the first principles and ordinances of the gospel: faith, repentance, baptism, following the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. -Faith: I think of faith as a hope and trust in God. My faith stems from my experience of the cleansing and transforming power of Christ’s Atonement. I think the best way to build faith is to live righteously. -Repentance: When I inevitably do wrong, I try to follow the repentance process. First, I recognize my sin, and feel remorse. Next, I pray to God for forgiveness. Then, I make restitution with those I wronged. Finally, I commit to not repeating that sin. -Baptism: I was baptized the 1st of September 2001! I always try to honor the covenants I made in baptism. Each Sunday I renew those covenants at church. I pledge to “take upon [myself] His name, and always remember Him, and keep His commandments which He has given [me] that I may always have His spirit to be with [me].” -Holy Ghost: I strive to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost. These promptings may be like an impulse to help a person, or an urge to tell others about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. -Enduring to the End: I endure to the end by continually reapplying the first 4 principles. Here are some of the other ways I try to endure to the end: I tithe 10%, I fast, I pray day and night, I study the scriptures and I apply the commandments from the scriptures. I also spread Christ's gospel: I am currently serving a mission in Latvia.