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Hi I'm Mitchell

I am a Mormon from Utah, currently serving a full time mission for the LDS church in the Spain, Málaga mission.

About Me

I find joy in simple things, such as a refreshing hike or bike ride, spending time with family, or eating delicious food. I love to listen to and play music. Much of my free time has been spent practicing the piano, guitar, saxophone, accordion, or whatever other instrument I can get my hands on. I love to learn new instruments. I have also enjoyed composing my own songs every so often. I am a high school graduate and less than two months after graduating high school in July of 2013 I traveled to Southern Spain to serve a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As a missionary, I have left my home for two years to teach others about the restored gospel and to invite them to join and enjoy its rich blessings.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found out for myself that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints the correct church. As I live within the standards set by the Lord, my faith and trust in Him increases more and more. As my faith in Christ increases, I am more confident in living the standards more fully. This cycle continues in my life today. It has started and continues to run off of faith and obedience. This is all confirmed through the Holy Ghost. I yearn to share this truth with other people. I have learned for myself that God wants us to be happy because he loves us. That is the reason he has provided us with this gospel - so that we know the things we must do to have joy in this life and the life to come. I have left my home and am now serving a mission because I want others to feel the same joy that I have felt by living the gospel.

How I live my faith

I started participating more in the church when I was twelve years old as an Aaronic priesthood holder. My duties and authorities grew as I took upon different offices in the Aaronic priesthood throughout my youth. My responsibilities as an Aaronic priesthood holder extended from setting up chairs, to home teaching, to preparing, blessing, and passing the sacrament. As a home teacher, I would visit the homes of assigned families within my church on a frequent basis along with an older companion. At the homes we strengthened, taught, loved and tended to any needs of the family. My experiences as an Aaronic priesthood holder have prepared me for the other priesthood. Before leaving on my mission, I received the Melchizedek priesthood, also called the higher priesthood. As a Melchizedek priesthood holder I participate in more spiritual matters, such as blessing the sick. One of my responsibilities as a Melchizedek priesthood holder is to spread the gospel. I am fulfilling this in part by serving a mission. I participate in the priesthood not because I feel inclined to, but because I want to. My love for others is what drives me to exercise my priesthood for their benefit. That is what the priesthood is all about.