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Hi I'm Thurman Pratt

I grew up in Idaho. I love the outdoors, making music, and sports. I'm a missionary in Germany, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I enjoy pretty much anything outdoors whether it is hunting, looking for antlers, fishing, camping, falconry, or practically anything else. I really love to play piano and write music which is probably one of the reasons I love listening to music as well! I also enjoy pretty much every sport. If I had to pick favorites though...I would say my favorites to play are volleyball and golf, but nothing beats watching college basketball and football! I also really just enjoy being with family and friends and taking part in their hobbies with them. Right now though, I have taken a break from the normal activities of life and am serving a mission in the Frankfurt Germany Mission! I have never had a greater experience in my life than my mission so far! Its amazing what the Lord can do when you give up your desires and devote yourself to Him!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have recieved a testimony that it is the restored church of Jesus Christ. I grew up in the church, and even though I pretty much always had a testimony of the gospel, it wasn't until I went to college that I really realized the strength of my own testimony. That testimony is what lead me to prepare for and serve a mission. I am so grateful for the wonderful blessings I have seen and still see from being a member of this church. I hope everyone would take the opportunity for themselves to recieve an answer from God of the truthfulness of this Gospel, because the blessings that come from it really are what bring true happiness in this life and the life to come! That is also why I am on a mission. In hopes that I can help as many people to understand how great the blessings are that their Heavenly Father wants them to recieve!

How I live my faith

The biggest way that I live my faith right now is by being a missionary. As a missionary, your life is constantly being shaped and molded from the way you live. Not only does it affect your own life though, but you are constantly around other people that see you and so you are pretty much the face of the church in your areas. So I am constantly trying to do all I can to help others see the church in a good light, in hopes that they will come to the knowledge that this church truly is the Church of Jesus Christ! I think one of the other ways I live my faith is just by loving all the people that I come in contact with. No matter who they are, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love them so much, and so I try my hardest to do the same. If there is one quality that a missionary, or a person in general, should have, it is love for God, themselves, and their fellow men.