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Hi I'm Luke

I'm a major soccer player, an aficionado of the Spanish language, a student at Yale University, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

Personally, I consider myself to be a pretty normal kid. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and tremendous friends. I am currently in Taiwan serving my Father in Heaven, My Savior Jesus Christ, and the Taiwanese people. I love playing soccer and it is one of my most serious passions. I feel that life is such a blessing and that every individual day can readily bring happiness. I love the color orange. It is a strange predilection that I have for orange, but I have loved it ever since my older brother decided it was his favorite color at a very young age. From that you can tell that I truly look up to my brother as well as all of my family members. They have been so encouraging and supportive of all that I do and I cannot thank them enough. As far as I know, I am a mechanical Engineering major; I really enjoy math and hope that I will enjoy the engineering side of this union, but we will see. I love the feeling of fresh, cool air in my face and know that God has a plan for each of us. Life is beautiful! And it is daily made more beautiful, more miraculous through living and adhering to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Why do anything unless absolutely convinced of its certainty? I cannot say that I know personally that everything in the LDS religion is true, that I have a personal testimony of all of the Doctrine of Christ, but I do know that this is God's church on the earth. I may not know everything, but I know enough for me to continue following in the Savior's footsteps. I continue to go to church every Sunday, keep the commandments, and will be serving a mission because I know that these are things that God desires of me. They are things that make me happy, they bring me more joy than anything else in this life. God loves his children and blesses all of them in manners that will best mold them into the best people he can be. He is our spiritual Father and I know that we can possess all that He hath if we do the things that He expects of us, the things He commands of us. Like all fathers, He only wants what is best for us and He truly does give us the greatest gifts. He sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to this world to save all of us from our sins and to provide relief from the hardships of life. Jesus Christ suffered all of the sins, pains, and temptations of all who have ever and will ever live on this earth. He did it because He knew it was the Father's will and that it would allow all of us to return to live with Heavenly Father again, to sit on the right hand of God and inherit all that He hath in store for us. Why am I a Mormon? There is no greater happiness than getting to know God and I have through this church. It contains the fullness of the teachings of Christ and the will of the Father. I am a Mormon because I know that this is God's true church on earth, which he restored through his prophet Joseph Smith. I am so overjoyed to be a member of God's church and I know that He loves you. Christ is our Savior and there is hope because of Him. There is always hope. I love my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have been a Mormon (member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) since I was a young lad and have had many opportunities to see the blessings of living according to the commandments. As a young man, we had weekly activities where all of the young men would meet together and participate in activities relating to scouting, personal development, sports, etc. These activities were usually quite fun, but also structured to teach us how to be better leaders and followers of Christ. They taught us how to love other people and to be more willing to serve genuinely and to understand the world a little bit better. As I grew older, I had the privilege of leading a group of my peers in enacting acts of service, preparing the chapel for Sunday meetings and other little things. I won't say that I was the greatest leader, and in retrospect I could have done much more, but I certainly learned and grew from my experience. As I entered high school, I began to attend seminary every day before school. It was one of my favorite activities because I was able to learn more about the teachings of Jesus Christ and I was able to go to school right after, knowing that I always had a father in heaven who loved me and was watching out for me. I was reminded to love everyone, even those who caused me grief, and I learned so many life lessons from listening to tremendous teachers who didn't just teach, but led by their examples as well. I am currently serving a mission in Taiwan!