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Hi I'm Austen

I was born and raised in Utah. I am a college student, getting ready to serve a mission in El Salvador. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently living with my mom and two little sisters. I am college student currently completing general education requirements and hope to pursue a career in web design. I take public transit to school each day, which means that every day truly is a new adventure. I have a love for design, particularly graphic design and architecture. I enjoy playing tennis, although I have never been any good at it. I speak enough Spanish to carry on a conversation and am fascinated by other languages and cultures. I hope to one day travel the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the peace and happiness that I receive from living Christ's teachings and being a member of the Church. I grew up with the Church as part of my life, but I have come to know for myself that it is true. Others will tell you of amazing conversion stories and miracles that have confirmed the truthfulness of the Church, but that is not how it happened for me. God has revealed to me, little by little, that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I know that through Christ, we can return to live with God again. I know that because of His love for us, he has restored His church in this time. God has revealed these things to me and I know that he will do the same for all those that ask in faith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church services each Sunday, as well as living my life according to the Savior's teachings each day. I do my best to serve my ward and others around me. I try my best to answer questions about my faith for those that are interested. In addition to this, I will be devoting two years of my life to preaching the gospel and serving the people of El Salvador starting in June of this year.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Austen
The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture that is to be used along with the Bible. In fact, it supports and verifies the Bible. The Bible was written by inspiration by the prophets in Jerusalem and the Book of Mormon was written by inspiration by the prophets in Ancient America. Both of these books testify of Jesus Christ, of His Atonement, His teachings, and His love. Show more Show less