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Hi I'm Riley Hughes

I am a convert to the church. I ride scooters. I started a business at age 14. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Riley Hughes. I'm serving as a missionary in Taiwan. I come from a small town in Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho. I converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints three years ago at the age of 16.

Why I am a Mormon

Once upon a time, I wondered why I was here. I wondered where I could turn for comfort when it seemed nobody was there for me. I wondered how to be truly, not just temporarily happy. I wondered why bad things happened to good people. I wondered why there was so much pain in the world, why war, death, and cruelty existed. I wondered if God loved us. I am a Mormon because I now know the answers to everything I've ever wondered. Through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I have learned all the answers, because it is the answer. After converting at age 16, I have continued my activity in the church because it makes me happier. I'm happier than I've ever been because of this church. It is true and it is amazing.

How I live my faith

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are Christian, so we strive to be like Jesus Christ and learn of Him. That's how I live my faith. I live my faith by trying hard to live like Jesus Christ. I know that if He were here, He would be serving and ministering to others constantly. Likewise, I try and fill my time with service opportunities. I have been called on to lead groups, plan church activities, and speak to congregations. I love to give the sacrament, or communion, to the elderly or sick who can't make it to church. I am blessed to have so many opportunities to serve. To be like Christ, I can't just serve. I need to also learn of Him so I know what to strive to become; which is why I love scripture study! I live my faith by continually trying to learn of my Savior through the scriptures. The Book of Mormon is the word of God, and it testifies of Christ. That book has brought me closer to Christ and has taught me more about His sacrifice for me than anything else of which I have read, heard, or done. Because of the Book of Mormon, I know without a doubt that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. I also know why I'm here on the earth, what I need to do while I'm here, and where I'm going after this life. Which leads me to the next way I live my faith. I try to share the knowledge I've gained and the blessings I've received with others. To anyone who will listen, I share how happy Jesus Christ's gospel makes me! In fact, that's why I'm writing this right now! To whoever will read this, I hope you know that God loves you. He created you perfectly. If you want to know Him, read His words in the scriptures. If you want to become happier, become more like Him by serving others. It's worked great for me, and I would encourage anybody to consider it too. :)