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Hi I'm Austin Murray

My name is Austin Murray. I've been a member my whole life. I'm going to serve a mission in California, Los Angeles.

About Me

My name is Austin Murray. I've been a member my whole life and about up until my sophomore year of High School I was un sure about the church. I was hanging out with my buddy Ivan, and we were talking for about two-three hours about the second coming and many other things about the church. I remember Ivan bore his testimony in a way that was life changing. As he bore his testimony my testimony just grew stronger and it gave me a surety that this is the true church. I am very thankful for him and the testimony he shared that day. I'm now a senior at Copper Hills High School and I'm loving it. I received my mission call on April 17. The whole experience of getting my call was awesome. When I received it I was so excited. The feeling was indescribable. When I opened it with my close family and friends around the spirit was so strong. I then read "Dear Elder Austin Hughes Murray". My testimony grew more just by hearing that. I continued reading. Note, before I received my call I had strong feeling I was going to California or possible Mexico. I told my friends and family, I would love if I went out of the country and learned a whole new life style. I then read, " You are assigned to labor in the California Los Angeles Mission. I knew right then that, that call was specifically for me. The feeling was so strong and amazing that I would never take back. I report in the MTC on June 26, 2013 and I'm so excited. I'm so glad to be a part of this church.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that this church is true. I know that families can and will be together forever. Knowing that is such a great feeling to be assured. I know that church and temples and Book Of Mormon all have big roles in the church. I know that through prayer we can grow stronger to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I love living and being a part of this church. I know that at times life can be really hard and disappointing, but having faith can help you get through it. The standards of this church just help me in my life and help me to become a better person. Being a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints a humbling and warm feeling to know where I belong. Being a member my whole life has helped me through out my whole life and has made me the person I am today. I can't wait to serve my mission in California Los Angeles. I'm excited to preach the gospel and give others the opportunity to accept the gospel. I know that through my life the gospel has been such a great "safety net" in guiding me on the right path. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is the true Prophet of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. I love this church with all of my heart. I say these things, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

At the moment I'm the secretary in the Priests quorum. I love helping out as much as I can. I have been the President of the teachers quorum and I loved it. The boys in my quorum helped my testimony grow and as well grow a closer relationship with them. I have gone to youth conferences and helped out doing service projects. The feeling I get when I serve is a great, happy feeling.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Austin Murray
The Temples are used for several, wonderful services and blessings. They are used to do baptisms for the dead, endowments, sealing and other services. They provide the blessing and opportunity to be sealed with your spouse and family for eternity. Show more Show less