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Hi I'm Jackson Sellers

I've traveled around the world, I'm the drummer in a rock band, I drive a 1968 Chevy Pickup, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up seeing some interesting parts of the world. My dad received an assignment from his work to have a position in Tokyo, Japan where I grew up. Being overseas, we had many opportunities to travel to other wonderful places. As such, I have been to 5 of the 7 continents and experienced much of the world. We moved back home to Gilbert, Arizona just before I started sixth grade, and have spent the majority of my life thus far here. While living in Gilbert i started a band, produced an album, participated in choirs at my high school, was an active member of my congregation, graduated high school, and lived life to its fullest as i rode around town in my classic truck. Since then i have attended Utah Valley University, served a two year full time missionary service in Tokyo, Japan, and started attending Brigham Young University-Idaho. I study Psychology and hope to become a Counseling Psychologist someday. I started a new band up here at school, work as an AV Productions Technician (emphasis in Lighting Design), and work hard at my studies. I spend most of my time reading, playing guitar or the drums, or eating food.

Why I am a Mormon

While i have grown up LDS, that does not necessarily mean that I have always been "converted". I came to my own real testimony until i was high school, after reading the book of mormon on my own for the first time. I continue in my faith and testimony because of how this gospel truly is one that "makes bad men good, and good men better". All aspects of this gospel make sense and have purpose and are truly oriented towards improving each member. I truly do believe that Jesus Christ is the head of this church. This church is a church of love, families, and eternal progression and as such I, like the Apostle Paul of old in the book of Romans "I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ". I have full faith in my leaders and the truth they teach and remind us to live everyday. I have a firm belief that only through this gospel and this church can we have eternal life and live in happiness in the next life with our families.

How I live my faith

I think the most important thing about living faith is talking the talk and walking the walk. I try to remember God in all the things i do. My way of doing this is trying to include my Heavenly Father in all of my doings through prayer: as soon as i wake up, before i study, as i walk out of my apartment, at the start of class and tests, about decisions i make everyday, about people i care about, and about things i care about whether it is big or small. I feel that including God in all of who i am and what i do, i can have His influence and live closer to the way He would have me. I can eliminate ill-feelings (whether animosity towards other people, stress, or whatever), i can lose hypocrisy and pride, and i am filled with charity and love, good will, and the light of Christ. I try to share the things i learn about God and His Gospel as i go and to be an example to friends and family. I live my faith by serving in my congregation, being an example, and serving people around me; thats what Christ would want from me and i can step up and do that. The Gospel of Christ isn't just faith or an admission of belief, its a living entity. The more i learn of God, the more i am filled with a desire to do good and be good.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Jackson Sellers
I feel that my answer to this question is very much in line with President Hinckley's answer. I very much feel that people come to this gospel because of the good message that gospel presents: answers to who we are, why we are here, and what will happen to us after this life. I also feel that this gospel is a foundation of never shifting values. We truly believe that this organization has the same set up and principles that were taught and set up by the Savior himself while he was on the earth. They are eternal truths, taught since the days of Adam and so forth. If people are searching for the truth, they find us and we welcome them with open arms of love, and we learn and grow together. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Jackson Sellers
I truly believe that a prophet leads our church today. You can feel the presence of the Lord with him when he walks into a room, and you can feel the authority and power of God when he speaks. I know he, Thomas S Monson, can receive revelation for not only the church, but for the entire world. If we listen and obey to his counsel which he receives from the Lord, we will avoid heartache and sorrow, and the Lord will bless and help us. I have a firm testimony that Thomas S Monson holds and is authorized to use all of the keys of the Priesthood. The Lord Jesus Christ directs The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints through President Monson, and I know that he will lead us in the correct path of life. Show more Show less