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Hi I'm Paul

Grew up in Park City, Utah. Serving a mission in Viña del Mar, Chile. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and wake boarding in Park City, Utah. As a High School athlete, I was an All-State quarterback and State hurdle medalist. I attend Brigham Young University and am currently serving as an ambassador of Jesus Christ in Viña Del Mar, Chile.

Why I am a Mormon

Before the worlds were created, we lived with our loving Father in Heaven. Our greatest desire was to become like Him, who was a glorified, all powerful being with a physical body. And so the Father created a way for us to obtain such, through His merciful plan known as the Plan of Happiness, or Plan of Salvation. We would come here to earth to gain a body, to get experience, and to be tried and tested to see if we would be diligent in following the things which the Lord commanded us, and be true to the convictions of our hearts. The Lord knew that while in this mortal state we would experience physical death of the body, as well as spiritual death through sin, as no unclean thing can enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. And so it was expedient that a Savior be provided, a mediator who would come to earth to set an example, to live a perfect life and give Himself as a sacrifice for sin, to loose the bands of death and take away the sins of the world. And so God sent His only begotten Son, even Jesus Christ. Through Christ's atoning sacrifice, He enabled all mankind to be saved, and to return to their Heavenly Father, to dwell with Him forever in a state of endless happiness, as Gods and Goddesses to the Most High. I know where I came from, why I am here, and where I will be going when I die. The restored Gospel of Jesus Christ gives my life purpose and perspective. It holds the keys of eternal life, and provides the answers of how to return to my loving Father in Heaven and live forever with my family. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living my life. I strive to live by the teachings of Jesus Christ and represent Him in all I do. To, as directed by Timothy, be "an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."(1 Timothy 4:12). As I put my faith in Christ and do His will, I know that I can "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not neither be... dismayed: for the Lord [my] God is with [me], whithersoever [I] goest." (Joshua 1:9)