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Hi I'm Logan

I like to write and I was on my high school football team. I am currently serving my mission, preparing myself at the MTC.

About Me

My favorite thing in the world is rhetoric, especially writing stories and poems. I feel like I am a pretty good writer, and it's what makes me me. I like to draw and have a growing interest in architecture. I love football and rugby, but especially football. I played for only two years and regret not playing earlier in my life. Regardless, I became a decent football player by the end of my last season. I also really enjoy soccer and played it for about seven years. After I get home from my mission, I plan on attending the University of Utah and getting a degree in architecture.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and struggled with my faith in junior high school and a bit in high school. I went through a pretty rough spot in my life and instead of turning away I turned to the Lord, which only increased my faith upon seeing the miracles He began working in my life. I'm a firm believer in the Atonement of Jesus Christ and I know that through it we can all be made whole. I am a Mormon because I know without a doubt that Christ is there for us and that we can be with our families together again in the future after we've left this world.

How I live my faith

I was a primary teacher with my friend. We taught the 4-5 year olds and it was way fun! The kids are hyper and enthusiastic and they taught me so much, especially to have a lot of patience. Now that I'm on my mission, I pray more sincerely to Heavenly Father, receive answers to my questions study, and I am guided to what I should be doing. The Holy Ghost will manifest itself to everyone willing to seek the truth. Through daily study and prayer, I increase my testimony in Jesus Christ and of the restored gospel.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Logan
Baptism is necessary in order to obtain eternal life. Jesus Christ was baptized as an example to us and we need to follow that example step-by-step. He was fully immersed in water, so we need to be as well. With the proper authority, which is the Aaronic Priesthood restored through Joseph Smith, we can be baptized in the proper way. Children have no need to be baptized because the transgression of Adam and Eve is taken from them; basically, they can't sin because they are so innocent. If a baby died without being baptized, they are automatically taken back to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Of course, when we turn eight, we begin to be accountable for our sins because we can identify more of what's right and wrong, so we are then baptized. After we are baptized, we receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost as a constant companion throughout our life to help us. Not only that, but we are made completely clean. It's as if we get to start over, which is an amazing blessing; it's a second opportunity to better our lives. And after baptism, if we make another mistake, we can still repent of it. It amazes me how many opportunities Christ gives us to better ourselves, and it really opens my eyes to how much He loves each and every one of us. Show more Show less