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Hi I'm Connor Breinholt

I'm a Mormon from Utah and a missionary for the Church in the Korea Seoul South mission.

About Me

I'm from Highland, Utah and have lived in Maryland and Canada. I will be serving in the Korea Seoul South Mission from June 19th, 2013 to June 19th, 2015. I was raised a member of the LDS church and have loved every minute of it. I love to hang out with my friends and golf and play basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because when I follow the commandments and the teachings of church leaders I feel so much joy in my life. When I don't keep the commandments my life isn't as meaningful and I am not nearly as happy. As I read the Book of Mormon, my faith increases and I can feel the spirit of God testifying to me that it is true when I pray about it. Being a member of the church has brought so much peace to my life in trying times. It helps me to have hope when someone I know passes away. It helps me to keep a positive outlook and know that everything will be okay if I trust God. Everything that I am today is because of what God has done for me and allowed me to experience.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading my scriptures every day, praying morning and night, and trying as hard as I can to keep the commandments. Sometimes I fall short, but am able to repent and stay in harmony with God's laws. Life isn't always easy, but that doesn't mean that I give up. I try as hard as I can to do the things that I know are pleasing to God and try to be a good influence to those around me. I go to church every Sunday and one way I show my love for God is by serving a mission.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Connor Breinholt
The beautiful thing about the LDS church is that they will never force anything on anyone. They will never tell you that you have to believe this if you are going to be a member. They just want you to try your hardest to keep the commandments that are in the scriptures. They will never tell you what to believe politically because everyone has different experiences that make them believe certain things while others with different experiences will have different beliefs in how government should run. I know a lot of members who like one presidential candidate and the same amount like the other. So no, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints does not endorse political parties. They just want us to be involved. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Connor Breinholt
No, not all Mormons are required to serve a mission. No one is going to make anyone go on a mission. It is expected that all male members will serve a mission, and girls can go if they feel like it is right for them at that time of their life. Often people think they need to go right when they turn 19, or 18 now, but that isn't true. Members should go when they feel like they are ready to go. The reason we serve missions is to show the Lord our love for Him. For me personally, it is my way of showing the Lord that I am grateful for all of the many blessings He has given me. Show more Show less