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Hi I'm Preston

I grew up in Colorado, like to play guitar and drums, and enjoy snowboarding. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always been very active, playing sports with my friends whenever i get the chance, whether it's a quick pickup game of basketball or spending a day in the mountains snowboarding. I also spend a lot of time with music, playing drums and guitar, with a little bit of singing every now and then.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but as I have grown up I know it to be true. Growing up in Colorado, I was one of a handful of members in my school. My non-member friends would always ask me questions about the LDS faith and what we're all about. While taking to those friends about the church I always felt like I was speaking the truth. Several people at some point in their lives question their purpose in life, or find themselves searching for something. They may not know what they are searching for, but they feel like something is missing. Throughout my life I have never had that feeling of emptiness, like something is missing in my life, and I know it's because of the church. I know that the gospel is the piece that completes one's life, and fills that mysterious "hole" that so many feel. But through the LDS church, I feel whole, and it brings constant joy and blessings into my life. Pretty soon I will be serving a mission for 2 years and I hope to be able to share that joy and happiness with those I meet.

How I live my faith

Right now I am preparing to serve in the Philippines, Baguio Mission, which i will leave for in May and be gone for 2 years. since receiving my call in December, I have been preparing by studying the scriptures and attending the temple regularly. While I was in Utah for school/work, I volunteered at the TRC at the Missionary Training Center, volunteering as an "investigator" to give the missionaries practice in teaching someone. It was cool to see where I will be soon, and I was able to get a head start on what my mission will be like.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Preston
God is perfect, all wise, and all-powerful; the ruler of the universe. He is also merciful, kind, and just. He is our Father in Heaven. We are created in His image (Genesis 1:27). He has a body that looks like ours, but God’s body is immortal, perfected, and has a glory that words can’t describe. Because we are His children, He knows and loves each of us individually. He has a plan to help His children find joy in this life and return to live with Him when this life is over. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Preston
Official Church Answer Have you ever thought there must be something more to life than just living day to day? There is—much more. Your life has a divine purpose. God, your Heavenly Father, has prepared a marvelous plan for your happiness. When you realize that God has a plan for you, it is easier to understand why you are on this earth. God wants all of His children to progress and become more like Him. This time on Earth provides opportunities for you to grow and progress. Coming here allows you to: Receive a physical body. Exercise agency and learn to choose between good and evil. Learn and gain experience that will help you become more like your Heavenly Father. Form family relationships that may become eternal. By following our Heavenly Father’s plan, you—like all of His children—can someday return to live with Him and with your loved ones. You can have greater peace in this life and eternal joy in the life to come. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Preston
God has provided many evidences of His existence. One of these is the testimony of His creations: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork” (Psalms 19:1). Have you ever looked in awe at the night sky with its billions of stars? Or studied the intricate details of a leaf or flower? Or marveled at the miracle of a tiny new baby? These beautiful and complex creations didn’t come about by chance. They are the creations of God, your Heavenly Father. They can remind you of His existence and of His love for His children. An ancient prophet declared: “All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth... and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator” (Book of Mormon, Alma 30:44). Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Preston
Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which was organized in 1830. As of 2010 the Church had a worldwide membership of approximately 14 million people. The Church headquarters in Salt Lake City Utah. Mormons believe the Bible and Jesus’ teachings in revelations to modern-day Apostles and Prophets. Mormons believe that their church is the same as the original church Jesus established when He was on the earth (see Ephesians 2:19-20, 4:11-14). The name ‘Mormon’ is a nickname because of the Church’s belief in the Book of Mormon (ancient scripture revealed to and recorded by prophets in the Americas during the same time the Bible was being written in the Old World.) Show more Show less