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Hi I'm Hunter Wixom

I am from Salt Lake City, Utah. Above all, I'm a Mormon! And now I am serving a mission in Russia on June 19.

About Me

I am 19 years old and I live in Utah. I have three older brothers and a little sister. Two of my brothers served missions in Chile and one served in Guatemala. In high school I was the student body historian and I loved it! I loved being apart of everything, making friends, and helping the people around me. In high school I participated in the following sports: wrestling, volleyball, cross country, and baseball. I was a member of the Utah National Wrestling Team and I attended two national tournaments. Besides these sports that I officially played in high school, in my free time I enjoyed playing golf, soccer, and basketball and in the winters I love to ski with my family. Besides sports, I love business, photography, and the outdoors. In high school I was the runner-up for the state business and marketing sterling scholar award. After high school I attended a year at Brigham Young University. I am now taking a two-year break from school to preach the gospel in Samara Russia for two years.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has always been active in the Church, but I am not just a member because of my family. I am a member because I received an answer from God that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church. When I was fourteen I was going through some hard times and so I did what I had learned; I read my scriptures and then got down upon my knees and asked God for help to know if the Church was true. No sooner did I ask than I received an answer in my heart that the Church is true and so I needed to live accordingly. When I sincerely prayed that first time, I felt something and I knew that I wasn't just talking to the air around me; instead, I knew I was talking to someone that loved me more than even my parents. I knew that I was talking to my Heavenly Father. The biggest reason for why I continue to follow in the Church is that fellowship in the Church brings me joy, divine love, and hope. I love being a member and I received my confirmation from God, and I don't need to question that confirmation! I received an answer that the Church is true so that means that the Church will always be true. I have no need to fear or be ashamed of my membership because I have my divine answer. I am a Mormon and I love that fact. And nothing will change that! Whenever I doubt something, I focus on the confirmation I first received and then I tell myself that if the Church believes some principle then it must be true. So I tell myself that I need to understand why that principle is true. I study the principle with all my heart and then I pray! Each time I pray sincerely I receive an answer. So if you have a problem with the Church, I invite you to do the same thing: study the Church's stand and then pray to know if that is correct. I promise that you will receive an answer. And just ALWAYS remember that once you receive a confirmation, build your testimony on that: never forget nor divulge that confirmation because that confirmation was from God.

How I live my faith

For the past year I have had the calling to regulate everything for the men in a young singles adult ward. This calling is called the Elders Quorum President. In this calling I was responsible to watch out and care for all of the men in the ward. I had to organize the home teaching program in my ward and I had to make sure that lessons were planned for each Sunday class. I also had the privilege of planning activities for the men. We would play dodgeball, frisbee, etc. every so often and we had a blast. Most importantly, my calling was such a privilege because I was able to assist the spiritual, physical, and mental well being of the people in my ward. There is no better feeling in the world than listening to your gut and helping someone in need. Assisting these people was such a blessing to me and I believe that these people did more to help me than I did to help them. Above all, the best part about my calling was that I was able to make life-long friends and spend valuable time with these friends.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Hunter Wixom
The Church has brought so much joy and happiness in my life and I feel an obligation to share that love. There is enough of the joy to go around to everyone in the world. So you ask why? It is because I want you to experience the same joy I have. I want you to be able to be free from guilt, to have endless comfort, and to experience your Heavenly Father's love like never before. Above all, we proselyte because we know it is true. Show more Show less