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Hi I'm Austin

I am from West Jordan, UT, I dream big, I love Superman and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love to dream big and I have a lot of goals in life. I hope I can achieve all of them in the time that I have. One of my dreams is to travel to every state in the United States living out of a van. That would be a luxurious life I'm sure! In high school I loved playing water polo and swimming, I wasn't the best by any means, but i enjoyed competing!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was led to find the happiness that comes from living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was raised as a Mormon, and will always be one. The reason I remain as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints today is because of the few sweet moments I have had with my saviour Jesus Christ. I don't claim to have seen any visions or witnessed any miracles of raising the dead, but I have prayed and asked for guidance in my life on a number of occasions. As I followed the teachings of Jesus Christ in the New Testament and in the Book of Mormon I have gained a witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon by the Power of the Holy Ghost. I have prayed, asking Heavenly Father if what I have read in the Book of Mormon are His words, I have asked Him if this is the church that I should remain a member of, and every time I have asked, I have received. The answers didn't come by visions or miraculous events that changed the course of my life forever. But they came in those quiet times I have spent on my knees in prayer, seeking to know the will of Heavenly Father for me. I know He answers our prayers and will lead us in our paths to Eternal Life. The answer to why I am a Mormon can be summed up in two words "I prayed". That is the simple fact of the matter, I prayed and received an answer that this is Jesus Christ's true church.

How I live my faith

When I was growing up I remember the example my grandfather showed me about what it means to live my faith. The first example he set for me was in nightly prayer. Some nights I would go into his bedroom to say goodnight and I would find him on his knees at his bed saying his nightly prayers. That example of love and diligence left a mark on me showing me how I need to come before the Lord with willingness to follow his commandments. The next example he set for me was his constant care about standards held in the house for movies, music and behaviour. He knew that the spirit would not dwell in our home if we allowed the influences of the world to overrule our lives and enter into our home on a regular basis. He would not budge, even if "the movie isn't THAT bad" or "the song only swears once" or even the classic line of "it was only a joke" I learned and know now that those lines are little things that lead us to losing the companionship of the Holy Ghost. He treated that companionship as one of his greatest treasures. He also treats his wife, my grandmother, with that same love. After suffering a fall in work which led to extensive back surgery he still showed his love for her. We were standing in the hospital room after the surgery, I can only imagine the things that were going through his mind at this point, but the few things he did say were directly to her and it was a simple "I love you" I look back on it now and see that as how our love for our saviour needs to be pure and unshaken whatever circumstance we are in. I live my faith now by saying my prayers everyday, doing all that I can to treasure and maintain the companionship of the Holy Ghost and Loving the saviour purely.