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Hi I'm A.J. Holloway

I was born and raised in the South. I want to major in Information Technology. I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a sports guy if there ever was one. I enjoy playing and watching nearly every sport. I enjoy communicating with people and giving speeches has always been a talent for me. Another talents I found out I had as a senior in high school is singing. I have grown a great love for singing and I starred in Les Miserables High School Edition. Music is a great inspiration to me and I like nearly every form of music I can get my hands on. I plan on going to college and majoring in Information Technology. My dad loved computers and so do I.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was around seven years old. To me, it was just a fun experience. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I had to ask myself if I really believed the things I was being taught. My parents wanted me to go on a mission for the church. A good friend of mine had a motto: "If you know, you go." If you know the church is true, you go and share it with others. So, I boiled it down to this: The Book of Mormon. It is the crown accomplishment of all that Joseph Smith brought to pass. If it is true, so is he. I started reading the book many times and found that it was a little boring. Then, I prayed before reading it and started over. I prayed to know if it was true or false before every reading of the book and after a read for that day. It took nearly six months, but I read the entire book. There was no overwhelming revelation on the truthfulness of the book, but I noticed my life becoming better. I was in a dark place when I started reading but ended in a much better place. The Book of Mormon changed my life and helped me to life in a way that God would have me live. One doctrine I especially love is that the spirits that did not have the opportunity to hear the Gospel would in the Spirit World. It proves to me that God really does love every single one of us and would not condemn us from birth. From there, wanting to share the Gospel with others was natural. Missionary work greatly grew my testimony of the church. Now, I listen to uplifting music and try to think good thoughts. It is a day my day struggle and something that I am working hard to do. Enduring to the end is always the hardest step, but I know it is possible through the grace and mercies of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing it and discussing it. I am not afraid of questions and I even encourage it. I've always loved to ask someone why they believe what they believe. Religious discussions are a part of me and I will never back out of the opportunity to reason together with anyone. As a member of the youth program for many years, I've been involved with helping young men like myself find their testimonies and explore the Gospel. Sometimes, all anyone needs is someone to talk to and I like being that for anyone. Missionary Work is something I love greatly. I like to bring elements of the Gospel to everyday situations and to things in other's lives. It helps to open eyes and appreciate God and Jesus Christ.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

A.J. Holloway
In the time of John the baptist and Jesus Christ, there were many people who were baptising people. Jesus Christ specifically sought out John the baptist, but why? Because he had the authority to baptise. The Bible says, in the book of Hebrews, that no man can take authority to himself. He has to be called of God. John was called before he was born to have the authority to baptise, so Jesus sought him. Today, that same authority that John the baptist had exists and is called the Aaronic Priesthood. It is held by worthy men over 12 years of age and is the lesser priesthood. The greater priesthood, held by the original 12 Apostles, Jesus and other disciples, is the Melchizedek Priesthood. That priesthood is also on this earth today. Show more Show less