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Hi I'm Parker

I'm from Colorado, I love music and playing guitar, I'm serving a mission in Taipei, Taiwan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 19, currently serving my mission in Taipei, Taiwan. I've completed 3 years of college. I love to listen to music, particularly alternative and rock, and play guitar. I also love playing basketball, and snowboarding in the winter.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the church all my life, but I believe I am still in the midst of the process of conversion. It wasn't until about 2 or 3 years ago where I felt like I really made the decision as to whether this was something I believed or not. One of the biggest turning points for me was one Sunday at church when I was 17. A church leader was speaking and he said something simple, yet profound, that's helped shape my life ever since. It was simply: "If you will just read your scriptures and say your prayers, everything else will come." Despite the fact that I had probably heard that every Sunday since I was 3 up until then, this statement touched me very deeply. From that point on, I dedicated myself to at least do those two things everyday, and I haven't missed a day since. I can say from experience that this promise is true. Notice how he didn't promise that those are the only things we need to do, but that 'everything else will come.' It's really true. For anyone investigating the church, struggling to find their testimony, or simply having doubts: just do these things, and everything else will come. You will come to know, as I do, that God is our Heavenly Father. That Jesus Christ is His Son. That both the Father and the Son appeared to Joseph Smith. That the Book of Mormon is true, and that we truly can communicate with our Father in Heaven through sincere prayer. And I promise you, if you will do these things, 'everything else will come.'

How I live my faith

I currently live my faith by sharing the gospel with the Taiwanese people as a missionary. Before my mission, I had many opportunities to serve as a ward missionary, home teacher, and as a teacher for new members.