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Hi I'm Landon

Grew up in North Carolina and Utah. Love playing the two best sports alive: Tennis and Baseball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey! My name is Landon. I am 20 years old and live in Murray, Utah with my family. Went to school for a year studying Engineering, but am currently putting my education on hold as I am in full-time service as a missionary for our Church. I am currently serving in the Cleveland Ohio Mission, and I couldn't be happier serving the Lord everyday. When I'm not out bringing the truth to the world, I love to be outdoors playing Tennis, mountain biking, you name it... and when it's a rainy day, give me a wooden paddle and a ping-pong table, and I'm one happy camper!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it is the fulness of Jesus Christ's Gospel on the earth today. I was born into a Mormon home and grew up with those teaching all around me, but it didn't really soak in until I went to my Freshman year of College. Many of my friends had gone on missions for the Church, but it wasn't something I'd really thought about or actively planned on doing. I was just content with doing my own thing, wherever that led me. Because I had great friends, as well as awesome parents that loved me and taught me what is right versus what is wrong, I was able to make a lot of good choices growing up and had a lot of opportunities for my future. As I attended school, I found that it was pretty easy to make bad choices, or not make the choices that the Lord would have you make, when you are out of that nurtured environment. About half-way through my freshman year, I was just confused...I didn't know exactly what I was doing at the current period of time, and I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be doing. It was a frustrating feeling! While attending college, there was a weekly class that took place at our local Church building, also known as institute. I hadn't been attending regularly, but I decided during this rough period to attend the upcoming week. As I drove to the Church that night, got out of the car, and opened the door to the church, I just felt this simple, clear prompting that basically told me you need to serve a mission, and the sooner the better. At that point, it started to become pretty clear what the Lord expected of me at the time and what he expected of me in the near future. I knew it wasn't going to be easy (and trust me, it hasn't been!), but I can testify that the Lord loves us, understands our problems, and will help us through whatever the trial may be that we are facing in life. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know that Joseph Smith restored his Church to the earth!

How I live my faith

Right now, I'm fortunate to strive to live my faith everyday as a full-time teacher of Jesus Christ's gospel. As a missionary, I get the opportunity to go out in the community everyday for exactly two years and share my simple and very sincere beliefs about Jesus Christ and His restored gospel to everyone. Simply put, I am motivated by the knowledge that everyone, regardless of their religious background, needs to hear this message and can greatly benefit from the blessings that come from applying it. The more I apply the teachings of Jesus Christ, revealed through Prophets before, during, and after His life here on earth, I see my life change for the better and want others to experience that joy I feel. Serving a mission has opened my eyes to the "real" reason we are here on this earth and what our purpose should be as people on it.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Landon
Most importantly, Mormon's do not drink coffee, tea, or alcohol because the Lord commands us not to do it. When the Lord commands us to do anything or to stay away from something, he does it fully with our interests and our immediate and future happiness in mind. Heavenly Father doesn't want to constrict us with laws that will limit our choice, rather He knows what is best for us and gives us commandments so that we can have more choices now and in the future. For example, the Lord telling us that we can't drink alcoholic beverages may seem like a petty constriction, especially when our friends are doing otherwise. But when that friend gets in a sketchy situation as a result of a dumb decision he makes when he is under this alcoholic influence, how grateful are we that we decided to take a step of faith and follow the Lord's law? Show more Show less