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Hi I'm Greig McAllister

I love video games, reading, and spending time with friends. I'm a Virginia Chesapeake Missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy video games, reading, and spending time with friends. I am currently serving as a full time missionary in the Virginia Chesapeake Mission. Before that I studied Computer Science, and when I return home I will complete my degree and look for work as a Software Developer. I am the youngest of 4, and the only boy. I was raised by a single mother, to whom I owe everything. If not for the enduring love of my mother I would not have made it to where I am today. A large portion of my life, including my teenage years through my early 20s, has been spent living selfishly thinking more about myself than others. I was inactive in the church and was not happy, but couldn't motivate myself to return to church. It wasn't until I was 25 that I was finally reactivated through the combined efforts of the full time missionaries, my stake and ward leadership, and members of the Young Single Adult Ward. Since then I have been happier than ever and have enjoyed a closer relationship with my sisters and mother than in any other period of my life. The light of the Gospel has truly blessed my life and as I have grown closer to my Savior, I have grown closer to my family. I would do anything for them, and for my Savior, and I am honored to dedicate 2 years of my life to Him as a full time missionary.

Why I am a Mormon

The restored Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought joy beyond words into my life in addition to the knowledge that birth was not the beginning for us, nor is death the end. We have a grand purpose to serve while in this life. We are here to learn, grow, and become like our Heavenly Father. This knowledge has brought profound peace into my life, and helps strengthen me when life gets hard, because this life is not easy. By living the Gospel every day and following the commandments of God, we can be strengthened against all adversities and reach our full potential.

How I live my faith

My last calling before my mission involved organizing activities for the Young Single Adults ages 18-31 in the region where I live. We have monthly activities that give opportunities to meet new people and expand our social boundaries. As a full time missionary I live my faith every day as a representative of the Savior Jesus Christ in the service of Him and those around me. Every day is dedicated to Him, preaching the Gospel and teaching those I come in contact with. My purpose is to help others to receive the restored gospel, and my daily life is dedicated to that purpose.

Are Mormons Christians?

Greig McAllister
Of course! Christian is a term used to describe someone who believes in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Savior of the world. This is at the very core of our beliefs. "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins."(Book of Mormon; 2 Nephi 25:26, pg. 100) Anyone who doubts that we are Christians need only read the Book of Mormon, for it truly is Another Testament of Jesus Christ, and teaches us that He is the only way by which we can obtain Salvation. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Greig McAllister
Jesus Christ Himself was baptized, setting for us the example, and both the Book of Mormon and Bible teach of the necessity of baptism by immersion. In the Book of Mormon, the Savior taught the people on the American continent after His resurrection in 3 Nephi 27:19-20, "And no unclean thing can enter into His kingdom; therefore nothing entereth into His rest save it be those who have washed their garments in my blood, because of their faith, and the repentance of all their sins, and their faithfulness unto the end. Now this is the commandment: Repent, all ends of the earth, and come unto me and be baptized in my name, that ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost, that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day." In the Bible in John 3:5 Jesus taught Nicodemus, "Jesus answered, Verily, verily , I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." When we are baptized, we take upon ourselves the name of Christ and promise to follow His example, and He has taught us very simply that there is no other way into the kingdom of Heaven, but by baptism by immersion, in His name, by one holding authority to do so. Show more Show less