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Hi I'm Hunter Ballam

I grew up in Logan, Utah. Raised in the church, and have been called to serve a mission in Spain. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Hunter Grant Ballam. I was born in Logan Utah and have lived here my entire life. I am currently 17 years old and have received my mission call to serve in Barcelona Spain. I leave September 4, 2013. I am currently attending Logan High School and plan on going to school at Utah State University when I get home from my mission. Some of the things I'm involved with at Logan High School include football, wrestling, and tennis, and student body officers. I participated in all of these sports during high school. Special needs seminary is probably the best thing I have ever done in high school. I had some of the most spiritual experiences I've ever had in my life in that class, and I wish I could have taken it all 4 years of high school. Sports are probably my biggest passion, but I also love school, I love to camp, bike, fish, and pretty much anything outdoors. I am a fairly outgoing person. I love meeting new people and making new friends. I have 6 people in my family. My mom Kimber, dad Robert, brothers Taylor Jordan and Robbie, and of course my dog Rookie. We are blessed with an amazing loving home and I am so grateful for my family and all the support they give to me.

Why I am a Mormon

Many people assume that as a young man, born in raised in the heart of Utah where a good portion of Mormon's live, you automatically have a testimony of the church. This wasn't necessarily the case for me, as I am sure it is the same for others. I am so blessed to be have given the amazing examples that I have around me, but I had to find answers and gain a testimony on my own. Through diligent prayer and faith and studies I was able to receive answers to my prayers as to why I am a member of this church. I found my answer in a personal way that I feel is my very own unique story. Now I am grateful that I have a testimony and I love to share it with others and I will share what I can here as well. I have a testimony of the atonement of Jesus Christ. I know that He did bleed and died for my sins, as well as for the sins of all who have lived, and all who are yet to live on this earth. I know that because of Christ's love for me, he did this. I know that God is the Father, and that he is able to speak with us through prayer and through promptings from the Holy Ghost. I have personally, and very strongly, felt this presence of the Holy Ghost in my life. I have a testimony of Joseph Smith. I know that he restored a church on the earth today. I know that he was a prophet called of God. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon, that it is the word of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is the cornerstone to our faith, and that it is true doctrine written by prophets of old. I know that if we personally study and ponder the words of the Book of Mormon, we all can be spiritually enlightened and we can all spiritually grow. I have a testimony of living prophets today, and of Thomas S. Monson who is here and leads and guides with his words and his revelations he gives to us. I love everything about this church and the blessings it brings into my life. I know that if we share our testimonies with others not only will they grow spiritually, but we will too.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith... There are many ways I have been able to participate in living my faith and there are many ways I am still currently able to do this. For example I have been involved in scouting my whole life, and have been able to, along with many other members of my scout troop, serve members of our ward and neighborhood families. Other examples include spots I have been able to fill such as Deacons Quorum president, Teachers Quorum president, and 2nd assistant in the Priests Quorum. I am currently in roles such as being a home teacher with my father, and President to our Aaronic Priesthood Training camp. This responsibility means so much to me and I have the opportunity to me president for around 300 youth in our stake for this camp. A few side things I am able to do is I have been able to invite people who are not members of our church to church activities such as seminary, mutual, and even church occasionally. Another thing I am currently in charge of is I am making a video for every young man and young women that have or is going to receive their mission call before the end of the summer that goes to Logan High. It is so awesome to be able to see the willingness of all the kids at my high school to serve the Lord, and it's so amazing to see everyone come together in preparation for our missions. I also have received my mission call to Barcelona Spain, and I am doing my best to keep my personal studies going so that I am prepared to serve and to teach the people of Spain.