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Hi I'm Payton Olkjer

I'm from Anchorage Alaska. I love the great outdoors and learning about the gospel. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm on a mission right now in Arizona! I'm from Alaska and I'm the oldest of 5. I love the outdoors and I love hanging out with my family. And when the two collide, all the better!

Why I am a Mormon

I don't know how I can't be Mormon! Being part of a group of people who have chosen to follow the example of Jesus Christ and to always be working on being a better person is just part of me. I can't see myself not trying to progress and be better. Plus even if all this "churchy" stuff doesn't work out in the end, you're going to gain something from it anyways! But I know it's all true and that knowledge drives me to try harder to learn more, to love, serve and share it more, and to always become a better person.

How I live my faith

Well as a full-time missionary, I constantly study the Bible and the Book of Mormon to learn of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and then I turn around and try my hardest to share that with others who are willing to listen. It's tough sometimes cause we're always working from 6:30 in the morning to 10ish at night but the feeling of strength that comes from knowing that you're doing the Lord's work makes it all worth it in the end!