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Hi I'm Colin O'Neill

I grew up in American Fork, Utah. I love everything about music. I love simple computer games. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. I have written many lyrics of songs, but haven't quite figured out how to create a complete song. It's a work in progress :) I love dancing. I took some beginning dance classes in my first year at university and loved it. I am the youngest of 3 boys. I am serving a mission in Edmonton, Canada.

Why I am a Mormon

The Gospel gives me so much strength and comfort to my life. When I can't take anymore in my life and am struggling to continue on in life, I can always turn to Christ to help me overcome any challenge. I haven't always had a perfect life. People always knew me and remembered me because they remembered my smile. I wasn't always smiling on the inside. When I really gave myself a 'reality check' and tried harder to be better that is when I could feel the Spirit in my life, holding me up. I have always found so much peace and happiness by following the principles of the Gospel. I honestly believe that true and lasting happiness come through the principles ordinances found within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by just taking everything one step at a time. Taking control of myself and trying to help others. I usually take on more than I can handle and often think that I need to do about 100 more than is actually expected. I easily stress myself out with what I have to do, but when I take some time and reflect on the little miracles in my life that happen everyday, it calms me and I can continue on. The Savior gave us the perfect example and I try to follow him. I am far from perfect, but I just try to be a better self today than I was yesterday.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Colin O'Neill
A testimony is what I know to be true. It is a feeling that comes to me from the Holy Ghost telling me, THIS IS RIGHT. As I continue to learn more about the principles of the Gospel. I feel the Spirit telling me THIS IS RIGHT. When I believe it's true I can ask to know it is true. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Colin O'Neill
I had always known about what happens after we die, but didn't fully understand it. After death we go to the Spirit World where we wait until the resurrection. In the Spirit World those who didn't get a chance to hear the gospel or accept it while in this life, will get a chance to hear it and accept it for themselves. Those who did hear and accept the gospel in this life, will go on to teach others. This all became very clear to me, when my father passed away. I was serving my mission and wasn't able to be home. It was the Monday night before my father passed. As I kneeled by the side of my bed to pray, I could feel not only the Spirit, but someone else. I could feel my grandpa right there by my side. I have never met my grandpa. He had passed 3 years before I was born, but I knew it was him. My family had a similar experience that night. Since my father has passed, I have been able to feel him near me. Every time I share my experience with losing my father, I continue to receive an undeniable feeling that this is true. We do live again. This IS NOT the end. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Colin O'Neill
Well being a missionary right now, we proselyte to share the Gospel with others. When someone receives good news they naturally want to share it with people, and let other people feel that same joy that they do. The Gospel is "The Good News". Missionaries go out and proselyte to share "The Good News". I have felt so much happiness and joy from what I have learned in this church, that I want to share it with others. We proselyte in various ways to find those who are ready to listen to our message. We talk to people on the street, on the bus, on the train, or on their doorstep all so we can share the gospel that we so love with everyone we can. Show more Show less