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Hi I'm Jeffrey Schomburg

I'm from Colorado, USA and currently am serving in the (Zion)Australia Adelaide Mission.

About Me

I am 21 years old, serving a fulltime, two year mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and for the past 21 months, this has been my life. I like to do outdoorsy things- hiking, shooting, bouldering, and biking to name a few. I have four years of taekwondo under my belt -no pun intended- and enjoy testing myself physically and mentally, unless math is involved... I like to take long drives, sing in the shower, dance in the rain, and I love writing novels and listening to music.

Why I am a Mormon

What is truth? In the words of Lucy Max Smith, "We must obtain from God that knowledge which Man cannot give, or take away." In this world, everyone lives according to their own "truths", but what about the actual truth? What about God's truth? I am a Mormon simply because, regardless of what everyone else believes to be "true", there is but one actual truth -spoken or unspoken- and one of the God's many actual truths is that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's church. This is information that only God can give- no spiritual knowledge can be gained save it come through fervent, sincere prayer, or in other words, none of God's truths can be gained without first talking to Him. This is an invitation we extend to everyone, because we know that we have been blessed to discover the most precious truth God has to offer in a world with continually changing "truths". I am a Mormon because it is only in Christ's church, following Christ's teachings, that allows us to return to live with our Heavenly Father and our earthly families in the life to come. And if I'm wrong, at least I am living a lifestyle with high standards that encourages only the best of behaviour, attitude, thinking, and living, which has ultimately made me a particularly happy, confident person with a sense of purpose and direction. Find an app for that, and I will be impressed.

How I live my faith

Currently I am a fulltime missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I live my faith by going out every day and sharing it with others. You know those guys in the white shirts that knock on your door? Yeah, that's me. I have come to love sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ, regardless of how put off people may at first seem. I am not a perfect missionary but I am a capable missionary, and I love having the opportunity to meet so many of God's children and invite them to come unto His son, Jesus Christ- it is nothing short of one of our Heavenly Father's most abundant blessings bestowed upon me.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jeffrey Schomburg
This is a question that has never been directly asked to me, but has been eluded to in conversation. My answer is always the same; Joseph Smith was an appointed prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ, charged with restoring and re-establishing His church on the Earth. Since then, many prophets and apostles have been appointed to lead the church in the Lord's current absence. Not a single one of them has been prayed to as gods. Not a single one of them has been hailed as a god, or an equal to the Lord Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith, like the other prophets that have been appointed to lead the restored church, was and still is viewed as a regular person, just like you and me. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jeffrey Schomburg
This is something I was asked frequently when I was in high school. My default answer looked somewhat like this: "Mormons attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; it is our belief that Jesus Christ is the head of His restored church, so yes, we believe in Christ and attempt to the best of our abilities to adopt Christ-like attributes, such as love, patience, diligence, and so forth. Therefore, because we follow the ways and teachings of Christ, we are as Christian as anyone else who does the same." Show more Show less