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Hi I'm Sam

I love to sing, teach children, do missionary work and be with my family. Innit. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music and theatre are a big part of my life. I have spent every summer of my life working at a summer theatre owned by my parents, The Playmill Theatre. I love to sing, play the guitar and act on a stage. I have come to love the opportunity to share my talents and interests with others. There are few things I prefer over a cold Root Beer, swimming in a river, fireworks, and being with my loved ones. Not necessarily at the same time. Well, maybe... I am currently serving a full-time mission for the Mormon Church in England. I am loving it! It has been the highlight of my life. I count it a blessing and a privilege to be numbered with those who have been "Called to serve." I am so grateful for the people I am meeting and the things I am learning every day. Before my mission I attended BYU-Idaho, and studied Childhood Development. I worked in a Disability Agency, providing habilitative therapy for children with mental disabilities. I plan to continue my studies in this field when I return home. I have three sisters and no brothers. I wouldn't have it any other way! My parents and sisters are such an inspiration to me. We are all very close. I love music, theatre, the gospel and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that it the true church of Jesus Christ. I have studdied, prayed and pondered for years and now I know of a surety that this church is true. There is nowhere else in life that anyone can turn that will give more peace, more comfort, and more joy than having a firm faith in the Savior and being a member of his church. I am a Mormon because I have found true joy in being a part of his true church and in serving a mission for him. Knowing these things makes me want to be the best "Mormon" I can be! I love this church!

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England. It is the best time of my life! I am so grateful to have the opportunity to serve the Lord in this amazing country. As a missionary, much of our time is spent teaching people about our Saviour, Jesus Christ, and searching for those people who are ready to hear the gospel. Back in my home town of Rigby Idaho, I had several opportunities to serve the church in my area including Deacon's Quorum President and Teacher's Quorum Secretary. I don’t drink tea, coffee or alcohol. I don’t inhale burning leaves, like tobacco. But I have replaced those substances with far more delicious and healthy options, such as Root Beer and candy! I live my faith by doing the small things every day that the Lord has commanded us to do, such as scripture study, daily prayer, and being a good friend. I know that every commandment the Lord has given us is given to make us happy. And they do! I am so proud to be a member of the Lord's true and living church. I would be lost without it.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

The reason The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is often called a "cult" by its detractors has nothing to do with the beliefs or practises of the church itself. This "name calling" Stems from one's personal view of a certain institution, rather than the rules, doctrines, beliefs of that institution. One definition listed for ‘cult’ in Webster’s Dictionary is “a religion regarded as unorthodox.” So what someone is REALLY saying when they call our religion a "cult" is "your religion is different than mine," which goes without saying. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No. Joseph Smith was a man. I did not know him personally, but I imagine he had bad days and made mistakes. The amazing thing about the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that the Lord chooses us mortal, imperfect, fallible beings to conduct His church. We (The Mormons) worship God the Eternal Father and His son Jesus Christ. We respect, revere and love the Prophet Joseph Smith, not because he was perfect, but because of the work the Lord Performed through him. We view him as a tool in the Master's hand to usher in the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. We do not view him as the Master. Show more Show less