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Hi I'm Sam Tenney

I grew up in St. George, Utah. I love watching and playing sports. I'm a full time missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to watch and play sports, especially basketball. I love playing the piano, especially the hymns, but always wish I was better. I recently graduated from high school and I'm now serving a full time mission. I am currently serving in the Virginia Chesapeake Mission while I wait for my visa to go to the Brazil Fortaleza mission. I love doing missionary work and it brings so much joy and happiness into my life because I know I'm doing what my Heavenly Father wants me to be doing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised and taught by my parents in the church my whole life. But I gained my own personal testimony of the Church when I was 14, when I read the Book of Mormon myself. After finishing the Book of Mormon, I knelt next to my bed and prayed, asking Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was the true word of God. A calm and peaceful feeling came over me, and I knew that the Book of Mormon was true. And because I know the Book of Mormon is true, I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and he translated the Book of Mormon from the gold plates. I know that Thomas S. Monson guides the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints today, and I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he atoned for my sins and for all mankind. Because of my testimony it has led me do want to serve a mission, and I have been called to serve in Brazil. I have such an amazing opportunity now to share the Gospel with others and invite others to come unto the Savior and find the peace and happiness they are looking for.

How I live my faith

I am giving two years of my life in service to the Lord as a full time missionary. I find, invite, and teach people about the Restored Gospel here on the Earth. I find so much joy in bringing others unto Christ and His teachings. I learn more everyday about my Savior and my loving Heavenly Father as I study The Book of Mormon and the Bible every day. I do my best to apply the teachings in the scriptures everyday. I always wish I was better, but I'm so grateful for repentance and being able to change because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.