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Hi I'm Elias

I'm a 19-year-old from Utah. I enjoy sports, video games, and goofing off with friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm very into unorganized sports. I love gymnastics, even though i'm far from good. I like playing street basketball and football. I love the summer months and am not a fan of winter. I enjoy all kinds of music. I also play way too many video games. I live with my mom in Utah, and i'm not really sure where my dad is currently. I have 2 older sisters and 4 younger siblings. I love hanging out with my friends and helping my sister with her 2 girls.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. I was taught religious principals by my wonderful mother and amazing grandparents. They taught my morals, kindness, and always gave me a reason for their rules. I am grateful for this religion my belief in God had helped me to understand life. I have seen many great things in my life so far. I am very exited for the opportunity to go out and share what I know.

How I live my faith

I am preparing to serve a mission in Texas. I am very exited for the warmer weather! I have served in a few minor callings for the youth. I have been a home-teacher as well. I love this church and all the wonderful people I work with!

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Elias
We build needed buildings for our worship, and needed facilities for our charity operations. It is used to provide food, clothing, shelter, and sanitation to those in need. It fills in for what missionaries cannot pay themselves. Members are not payed for their work. We are called, and we answer the callings of the Lord. All of it goes to building the religion and providing aid. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Elias
Of all the aspects of this life, we only take our family with us into the next life. The family unit is crucial for teaching and helps an individual to feel safe. Members of a family build each other up to be stronger individuals. It is central to Gods plan. Children raised in a loving family have less to worry about. We are responsible for the souls we bring into this world. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Elias
The Church firmly stands against abortion. It is to be done only in cases of rape and incest, or if the mother is at serious medical risk. The act of taking a life is the most serious of sins. Taking someone's life means that they will never have the opportunities that could have been if not taken. Killing an unborn infant to avoid the responsibility of parenthood is selfish beyond words. This is also why we esteem pre-marital sexual relations as a serious transgression. The power we have to create life is to be taken very seriously, and is only to be done within the bonds of marriage. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Elias
The Bible holds many of the teachings of God and of Jesus Christ. The Bible has been written and re-written so many times that it has some flaws. But when studied deeply and paired with our other books of scripture it is much easier to understand. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Elias
God gives us guidance to help us live happily. Addictive substances damage our health greatly and take away our ability to choose to some degree. Addiction is a great sorrow. It is best to avoid it completely, even at the cost of a "good time." Coffee and tea may seem mild, but still contain addictive drugs. It may seem strange or over-zealous, but there is great wisdom in it. Show more Show less