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Hi I'm Geoff

I've lived in Idaho, U.S. my entire life. I'm preparing to study Nursing with a psychological focus. I'm a mormon

About Me

Hi I'm Geoff. I'm 21 years old. I am the Oldest of five children, with four little sisters. I recently got married in the new Boise, Idaho temple. My wife, Jessica, and I have known each other for about seven years, and been friends for six of that. We tried dating in high school, but we agreed that it would be best to be friends. We were married three years after we graduated, and have loved it, or most of it, since. I have played soccer since I was five. I'm not on any team now, but I participate in a summer tournament each year with some old friends. There's something about a soccer field that just makes me feel whole. Over the years it has become a certain kind of sanctuary for me, a place I can retreat to if I need to clear my head. I never took choir in high school, but wish I had. I love to sing. It doesn't matter what, but the hymn A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief (Hymns, No. 27) has to be my favorite to sing. I absolutely love cooking. It's what I wanted to be since I was 10. It wasn't until recently that I decided on nursing as a career. The hobby that takes most my time is games. I mostly play first person shooters on my X Box, but I also play Minecraft, and poker. When I'm playing games with my brother and sister in law it's generally something like D&D, or Catan. I also love to play pinochle.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member for all my life, but it wasn't until recently that I truly became converted. Growing up I felt I had a strong testimony but as I got into my teen years, logic kicked in and started putting holes in that testimony. As my testimony developed holes, I slowly fell away from the church. At 18 I started dating a non-member girl. Slowly she drilled a hole into what I did believe in, and it helped me to leave the church. For the 2 years we were together, I did almost everything that I felt restricted me from experiencing life. I drank, swore, was sexually active, and was a very unpleasant man to be around. I had no religion guiding me but the small specs of testimony I clung to. The one sure thing I knew about the church was that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet. I can not deny the feeling of the spirit in my seminary class during the lesson of Joseph Smith's first vision. As that relationship ended, I began searching again. I knew that the only way I could change who I was, was to start going back to church. Over the last year, I've developed a testimony of many more things, but none as strong as Christ atoning for our sins, so that we might be able to repent and be clean again. I know that the Church is true. I know with a surety in my heart and my mind that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, and that he translated the Book of Mormon. I know that we have have a living prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and that along side the Bible, is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that because I married in the temple, I will be able to have my wife not only in this life, but in the eternal life after. I have a testimony of prayer, and the power that holds. I know that I can communicate with my Heavenly Father through prayer. I know that by following the law of tithing, I receive extra blessings to my household. I know these things true, and testify them in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I am the first counselor in the Sunday School Presidency for my ward. It provides me the opportunity to teach, not only Sunday School, but other classes we have as well. Classes such as Temple Preparation and Family History. I am especially excited to teach Family History, as I love learning about my family and where we came from. My second calling is to the Nursery. It's actually my wife's calling, but when she is in charge of it, I get to join her in class. It certainly is one of my more favorite callings. I love watching these little spirits grow and learn. My mother once told me that the reason that children are so energetic is because they have these fully grown spirits in these tiny child bodies and they don't know what to do with themselves.