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Hi I'm Avery Smith!

I'm American, I like bacon, I love football, and guess what? I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am your typical 19 year old! I play sports, I study, I hang out with my friends, I date girls. I love football (soccer). I have been playing my whole life and I love watching it, love playing it, love talking about it. My favorite teams are Arsenal and Real Salt Lake, as well as the USA of course! I love to study! I especially love math and science, specifically chemistry. I don't know why everyone hates chemistry! I plan to study chemical engineering! Just chillin with the dudes is cool too. I am no different than the rest of all teenagers in the fact that I like to just hang out with the guys and take good girls on good dates!

Why I am a Mormon

I was an atheist. I stopped believing in God. I thought God can't exist, and if he does, he isn't fair. I had too many trials and tragedies in my life for their to be a God. I started to pray and read the Book of Mormon and I started to see answers to my prayers, thus there had to be a God, because someone was hearing and answering my prayers. I am a Mormon because I know God is our Heavenly Father. I am a Mormon because I know Jesus Christ died for me. I am a Mormon because I know families can be together forever. I love this gospel so much, that I'm willing to spend 2 years of my life preaching it. I am not perfect, nor will I ever be. But I try my best to become the most Christ-like I can become. I still make mistakes, but that is what is fantastic about Christ. He covers my sins if I am willing to repent. I love Him and I love this Church.

How I live my faith

I am serving a mission right now. I am giving up two years in my prime so that I can serve my savior Jesus Christ. I love him so much and He makes me so happy, and I just want others to feel the peace and happiness I receive from him.

What is being a Mormon like?

Avery Smith!
Being a Mormon is unlike anything you've ever experienced. To me, being a Mormon is a lot of things: It is speaking to your Heavenly Father each and every day through prayer. It is Heavenly Father speaking to you through church, scriptures, and a modern Prophet. It is work. Often, we are helping others move in or move out or taking care of some task as a unit. But most of all, it is happiness. Being a Mormon makes me happy. Because I know who I am, I know where I'm going. And I know what I have to do to get there. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Avery Smith!
Yes, we love the Bible and believe in it whole heatedly! It contains God's Word and is surely Holy Scripture. I particularly love reading Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and reading about Jesus Christ! I love hearing of this ministry and his teachings from people who truly experienced it. Although it may seem like Mormons only believe in the Book of Mormon, we love the Bible just as much and we believe the two go together. Read Ezekiel 37:15-17. We believe the Bible to be a stick and the Boom of Mormon to be a stick. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Avery Smith!
The Law of Chastity is one way we should God we hold his power to create sacred. He has given us the privilege to help him create humans on this earth. In doing so, he asks us that we keep this power sacred and use it for the right reasons; to bring life into this earth in an environment where it can flourish. God has asked us to not have sexual relations outside of a marriage. God has always worked in families and will always work in families in the future. This way kids have a better chance of success in their life. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Avery Smith!
Wards, stakes, and branches. Although it may sounds like a ward is something that grows on your foot, a stake is something you eat, and a branch is something that grows on a tree; in Mormon lingo, they are not. A ward is what we call a typical congregation. It is a group of members who attend one specific session of church. But really, it is just a big family. We help each other, strengthen each other, love one another. Branches are the exact same, they just aren't quite as large as a ward is (less people). A stake is multiple branches and words put together! Show more Show less