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Hi I'm Elder Carlson

hello my name is skyler, im Russian, and american and im a latter day saint.

About Me

I am a convert. I was baptized on September 30 2012. I was originally a Methodist but when I founded out that my church was not the true church of Christ and not the full truth and false teachings I I left. I started to investigate the Mormon church because my 2 LDS friends were always talking about it. So i would ask them questions about the church and they sent me to the missionaries. A month later I was baptized and received the holy ghost that night. the next 2 weeks I was ordained to the Aaronic priesthood and was worthy to go to temple. about 5 months later I received my patriarchal blessing and the Melchizedek Priesthood and was ordained to be an Elder of the church. I am now serving a 2 year mission in the Twin falls mission. I will return on October 27 2015. in conclusion I solemnly proclaim and testify that jesus is the Christ and that this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and that the priesthood keys were restored on this earth through Joseph Smith. I bare you my witness that the book of Mormon is true and that Joseph smith was a prophet, seer and revelator on this earth. The great almighty Lord will come again and he lives. we live in last days of this dispensation of fulness of times. I love the master and the people I get to meet everyday. I am grateful for a modern day Prophet. I sustain the council of the twelve apostles and the first presidency of the church of jesus Christ of latter day saints, In the name of the almighty lord Jesus Christ Amen.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I want to be happy and share my love and talents to the church and serve GOD and his children. I also want to be sealed in temple and have a family and enter the celestial kingdom and be exalted.

How I live my faith

I go to my church and help with sacrament.I home teach and do team ups with the missionaries. I also play the piano for priesthood hour. my church calling is gospel principles teacher. I am serving a full time mission in Twin falls Idaho Mission(2013-2015). my purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receiving the restored Gospel through faith in Jesus Christ, Repentance, Baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. How great is my call!

What is the priesthood?

Elder Carlson
The Priesthood is the authority to act in GOD's name. Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Enoch, Solomon, and Jesus Christ all held the priesthood. there are 2 types of priesthood. the higher priesthood Melchizedek and the lower priesthood Aaronic. Both hold scared duties and responsibilities D+C 20. Deacons, Teachers, Priests, Elders, Bishops, Stake Presidents, Branch presidents, Mission presidents, patriarchs, High Priests, Evangelists, Apostles, and prophets all hold the holy priesthood. the priesthood power allows men to bless and anoint people, bless the sacrament, preside at meetings and families, bless houses and church buildings and temples, and preform ordinances such as baptism, temple sealing, conformations and laying on of the head. the priesthood governs the world and church. the priesthood has no beginning or ending. the priesthood blesses people and the world. the priesthood is given to all worth males throughout the world . The Priesthood is a great gift to men, given to us by our loving Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Elder Carlson
Jesus Christ or Jehovah is our brother and the son of God, who lived in heaven with us before we came to this earth. Jesus Christ and Lucifer (Satan) came to heavenly father and both wanted to be saviors of the earth.Jesus Christ went first and Lucifer went second. The lord said whom shall I send? And one answered and said: Here am, send me. and the Lord said: I ill send the first (Abraham 3:27).Jesus Christ would be our savior and take upon the sins of the earth. Before he came to the Earth he created the Earth. Hath in these last days spoken unto by his son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds (Hebrews 1:2). when Jesus Christ came to the earth he was baptized by John the baptist and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. he then called and ordained 12 Apostles and organized his church on this earth. Jesus Christ was to fulfill the Mosaic law, heal the sick, the blind, and the lepers, help the poor, the hungry the sinners and preform miracles, like raising the dead. He preformed many miracles. when he was 33 years old he suffered in the garden of Gethsemane, was crucified and resurrected on the 3rd day. this is called the Atonement. Jesus Christ defeated the bands of death. Because of his Atonement we are all saved and will all be able to be resurrected. As a member of the LDS Church we believe that the first principle and ordinances of the Gospel is Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Articles Of Faith number 4). Show more Show less