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Hi I'm John Babcock

I grew up in Utah. I have been called to serve an LDS mission in San Jose California. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I like to read popular books like Hunger Games and Harry Potter. I enjoy acting. I have been in several school plays in junior high and high school. I'm on the debate team. I am just finishing High School and am planning on going on an LDS mission. After my mission I am going to attend Utah State University. I am an Eagle Scout. I have also earned my Denali and Ranger awards.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. My parents are stalwart members. I was taught the principles of the gospel primarily in the home. I continue to follow the gospel because I know of its truthfulness. I have read the Book of Mormon and I know it's true. Every Sunday I go to church and I am spiritually uplifted by what people have said in the meeting. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and through him this church was restored. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I am proud to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am a priest in my ward and I am second assistant to the bishop. Which means I help organize the activities that the boys my age are involved in. For example I just planned a service project where all the boys my age are going to help elderly families in my neighborhood by taking care of their yard for them. I visit my friends and neighbors with my dad and teach them gospel lessons. I'm involved in the scouting program. I always try to obey the scout law and help my fellow scouts with whatever they need.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

John Babcock
I think the official church answer pretty much covers all aspects of the question, but I would just like to affirm their statement. I know that the Book of Mormon is a book written by prophets of God. I know that the messages in it are applicable to anyone no matter the situation or the background they've come from. I know that it is another testament of Jesus Christ in addition to the Bible. In it there is an account of the Savior's visit to the american continent, written by prophets who witnessed the event and actually talked to the Savior. The book is named after one of these ancient prophets whose name was Mormon. He compiled all the records of the prophets before him and made it into the Book of Mormon. Anyone can know that it is true, when they read it and sincerely pray about it then the Holy Ghost will testify of it's truthfulness. Show more Show less