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Hi I'm Elder Addison Holder

I'm a missionary serving in Florida Jacksonville, I love sharing the Gospel, making friends, and basketball. I'm totally a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Elder Addison Holder, I am currently serving in the Florida, Jacksonville Mission in the United States as of November 20th 2012. I entered into the MTC on October 31st 2012. I have had the privilege of living in Perth Australia, Singapore, and Redmond Washington. I love basketball, I love to meet new people, and I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so blessed to have been raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). I love getting to know people. I love being able to learn and grow as much as possible. I can always take something away from others, because I know that I need a lot of growing in my life, and I believe that others have wonderful Christlike traits and talents. I always look for the positive in everyone no matter how hard it is. I love to think about things. I am a thinker. I love Math and I'm (hopefully) going to BYU Provo after my mission and continue to do my major in Finance or Accounting. I love playing MOST sports... I love movie nights, and I love to just be with those who are close to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this church, and have known it my entire life. It came time for me to make a decision for myself, and to realize that I cannot rely on my parents testimony of this church forever, because there will come time, when I cannot lean on it. I decided that you only way to know that this church is true is to dive into it. I read the Book of Mormon, and my testimony came bit by bit. I then asked myself, if this church wasn't true, would there be any better way to base my values off of? I know by the fruits of this church, that by happy families and knowing that the values it brings with it, provides a more fulfilling life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day by day. I show my faith by best representing Jesus Christ, everyday. I show my faith by being the best Latter-Day Saint (or Mormon) that I can. I love to do service projects when I get called on, and I love to help others see the same light that I do. I know without a shadow of a doubt that this church is true, that the Book of Mormon brings us closer to Christ than any other book. I can testify that if you read the Book of Mormon, you will know this for yourself. I invite you to pray like many others have, to know whether these things are true, and I know that you will gain a witness.