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Hi I'm Glenn

I'm a cellist, dog lover, almost trilingual, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I really enjoy music. There are very few music styles I don't listen to. Just to hear the harmonies and the different melodies blending together is fantastic! I've been musically inclined ever since I was five years old, when my mom would force me to play the piano for half an hour at a time. My love for music has grown ever since then. Throughout the years, I picked up a few more instruments, including the cello, ukulele, and ocarina (small, pocket flute). I also enjoy performing. Whether it be on stage or in church, I love sharing my talents with others. I really enjoy it when others enjoy themselves because of what I do. That's what makes it worthwhile, is seeing the smiles that come from my effort. If it's a little girl singing along, or if it's an elderly couple just enjoying their time together, it's worth it. The thing I love most though is teaching others. I believe that teaching is very important because it allows others to progress and find their way in life. It helps them become the best that they can be. The times I find myself teaching are the times I find myself the happiest. It's the greatest service I can offer, even if I can only teach one thing. More than teaching though, I find that I learn so much more from my students. Those I have taught have helped me become who I am today, and to them I am eternally grateful.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, so I can't say I've had a big conversion where I've turned my life around, but rather, I've always known what's expected of me. I've always known what I should be doing. During my childhood, I loved going to church to hear the stories and sing the songs. As I got older, I started to see just how much the lessons I was being taught actually applied to my life. During high school, I struggled and struggled to keep myself on the right path, but bad choices I made often made it harder. My seminary experience is what pulled me through it. In seminary, I truly learned how to apply the Gospel to my life, and looking back, I'm glad that I have. I can't imagine how I might have ended up if I hadn't taken those lessons I learned to heart. I'm so grateful for the marvelous plan that our Heavenly Father has for us. I have felt the love and the joy that come from living and keeping the commandments and standards I've been taught. I just hope that I can help others come to experience that same peace and joy and love that come through the Gospel. I'm glad that I have the opportunity to serve a mission where I can be a servant of the Lord and devote two years of my life in selfless service and help others come unto Christ and find untold happiness. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet and that he is God's mouthpiece on the earth today, to guide us and warn us. I know that Jesus Christ atoned for all mankind and that through his grace, we can find peace and happiness that can last through the eternities. I know this to be true and I say so in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, Amen.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday and participate in each of my meetings. I have a calling to teach the 16 to 17 year old young men and I love every bit of it! My class is never really big, but just allowing the Spirit to guide the discussion and telling stories is so much fun! A goal of mine is to unify the group of young men I teach, and to get them to develop strong bonds of friendship and I know that it will happen if I keep faith and allow the Lord to guide my footsteps.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Glenn
I believe that our purpose in life is to do our very best to become like Christ and help others to do so as well. Our purpose is to choose to follow Him so that we can return to live with Him and Heavenly Father again. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Glenn
Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon was written by men that were called of God to proclaim and expound his Gospel to the world. These men received revelation from Him and wrote it down on plates (books with pages of metal like gold or brass). A prophet-historian named Mormon was making a summary of the history of his people and added his own commentaries and testimony. When the time came, he gave the record to his son, who finished his father's record and added a few words of his own. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Glenn
It's the best thing EVER! It's like being a normal person but we have, in my opinion, the best outlook on life. We might have what seems like a whole bunch of rules, but God's commandments aren't necessarily rules. They're more like the blueprints of a happy life. That's what He wants for us. He wants us to be happy. Being a Mormon is being happy, hands down. Show more Show less