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Hi I'm Elder Talmage Edwards

I just graduated High School. I love action sports. I'm serving a mission in Jacksonville Florida. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm eighteen. I live in Utah, and I just graduated from High School. I am on a mission in Jacksonville, Florida, and I'm loving every second of it. I love to play sports, especially basketball and lacrosse. I enjoy singing. I like action sports such as rock climbing, motorcycling, and long boarding. I love spending time in the mountains. I have been a Mormon my whole life, but I still had to learn for myself that the church is true. I love to serve, and I try to live like Christ all of the time. I live in a mixed family with 3 step siblings and 3 biological siblings. My dad passed away when I was twelve, but because of the gospel I know I will be able to see him again. I know that everything that has gone wrong or feels wrong in my life will be made right through the atonement. I love Jesus Christ, this gospel, and life!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because being a Mormon makes me happy. I have found true joy through the gospel and the church. I have found a lasting feeling of happiness and joy even during my hardest times in life. I have found strength through trials the the gospel and Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church on the earth. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored on the earth through Joseph Smith. I know that we have living prophets today, and that the atonement is real. I know that Jesus Christ and God love me and know me better than I can comprehend. I know that being a Mormon is the right thing for me to do, and following Jesus Christ is the best way for me to live my life.

How I live my faith

I am serving in the Jacksonville Florida Mission. I live my faith by trying to be the best representative of Christ that I can be. I try to be a good example to everyone I see. I serve others and try to bring them unto Jesus Christ. I try to love everyone and see them how God sees them. I live a life that shows people that I love the gospel and love Jesus Christ.