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Hi I'm Jeremy Anderson

I grew up in Pennsylvania, my parents are both converts. I recently returned from serving in the Alaska Anchorage Mission

About Me

Growing up in a culture where religion is seen, at its best, a hobby, I had a tough time growing up as a Mormon. From kindergarten to twelfth grade, I was the only active member in my grade. It was during middle school that I realized I had to make a choice; stick to being a Mormon and friendless, or abandon the Church in hopes of gaining popularity. It was about that time when I was fortunate enough to attend a large youth camp sponsored by Brigham Young University, where I felt the spirit stronger than I ever had before, and, almost more importantly, felt like I belonged somewhere. I felt the strength of God and fellow Latter-day Saint youth lifting me up. It was then that I made the decision to cling to the Church. I am forever grateful that I made that choice. The rest of my youth was not much easier, but I endured it a lot better than I had before, knowing that I had a Heavenly Father who loved me and would make sure that I would be happier in the long-run than my peers who did not put their trust in God. My testimony has steadily grown stronger as I continue to serve my Heavenly Father and enjoy the blessings that he so often gives me. I know that God hears and answers our prayers.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know that Jesus Christ was the son of God, that his teachings show us the best way to live our lives and interact with one another, and because this church practices what it preaches far better than any other I have witnessed. I do not feel that my interest in science clashes with my faith at all. Learning how statistically impossible our existance is reinforces my belief in a higher power. I know that our life on earth has a purpose, and that that purpose is to return to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching those around me by example. My personal motto is taken from Mathew 5:14-16, which states, "Ye are the light of the world... let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which art in heaven." As I strive to live the teachings of Jesus Christ, I notice that I am happier with my decisions than when I choose to disobey. I have had the opportunity to serve my fellow youth as a co-chair of the area youth planning comittee. I have led the planning of several service projects as well as a few youth dances. I have also briefly served as an assistant clerk, responsible for counting, logging, and deposting donations from the congregation. I have also had the opportunity of visiting disadvantaged members of the congregation in order to assess and address their individual needs.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jeremy Anderson
We have the same reverence for Joseph Smith as we and fellow Christians have for the prophets of old, such as Moses and Noah. We believe Joseph Smith to be the first to continue the office since the death of the Savior, Jesus Christ. We do not worship him, but merely stress the importance of having a testimony that he was indeed a prophet and that the church he organized is the same as the one introduced by Jesus Christ. Show more Show less