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Hi I'm Abe

I love movies, books, nature, family, and I am a Mormon

About Me

I was born Mormon. I have never lived another life. I love my God and my religion. I believe all things, I hope all things, I have endured many things and hope to endure all things. I love to read, watch movies, be outdoors, and otherwise revel in all the greatness that God has given me and everyone around me. The greatest thing in life, however, is the connection I feel with my family. They are the whole reason I am a Mormon and they are the rock, along with Christ, upon which my testimony stands. I am currently serving a full-time mission for the church in the Florida, Jacksonville Mission. It is both the greatest blessing and the greatest things I have ever done. I love this life and the prospect of an eternal life with the ones I love. Everything about this earthly existence brings me joy. I have even found happiness in my struggles, those times God give me to build me up, give me experience and perspective. For there must needs be and opposition in all things and the time of this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born Mormon. I have seldom attended another church service, or even set food in another denominations building. I was raised on the Doctrine of Christ. It was taught to me and reiterated from an early age. Throughout my life, there has seldom been a Sunday I haven't been in church. I learned to love God, to love Christ, and to love the church as a child. However, there will, in every case, be a time when a child becomes self sufficient in the area of belief, understanding and learning. This was what happened to me. I arrived at a stage in a young mans life where he must decide to follow in his father's footsteps of to go his own way. It was at this moment, that I was forced to decide for myself if I would continue to be active in my parents faith and begin to really call it MY faith, or to continue to call it my parents faith and leave it behind. I had early on decided that based on my understanding if I believed in God, I could only be a Mormon. It was then I had to begin to ask God, "Are you there?" I hardly felt like I need a conformation of the truth of the Book of Mormon because I had already decided that if God existed that this religion was the only one I could accept. Slowly however I came to realize that I too, needed to have a personal confirmation that the whole religion was right. So I took up the promise and did what I had been told to do all my life: read the Book of Mormon and pray to know that it is a true book. As I read, I didn't receive a defining moment. I had no one single moment in time when suddenly I knew. Instead, I received a simple feeling of conformation. As if the Holy Ghost was telling me, "You already know"

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone around me. It is only by MY faith and MY conversion that they too can come into the Way and the Light that is this Gospel. I strive to become better day by day by pondering the words of God found in the Holy Scriptures and seek enlightenment form the Holy Ghost to lead and guide my work as a Missionary and my life, not only as a Mormon, but also as a simple, imperfect, very human, son of God.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Jesus Christ. Their Purpose is to invite you to come unto Christ. Yes, they will talk a lot about church, baptism, and other things, but just remember that through all that, no matter how they may seem, they just want you to come closer to Jesus Christ. Show more Show less