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Hi I'm Isaac

I am a Physical Therapy Student. Just your average guy and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy all kinds of sports my favorite being wrestling and soccer. I served a 2-yr mission in Korea. I am currently in Graduate school for My Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Later I would like to start my own Physical Therapy clinic and when I can afford it participate in medical missions and possibly start my own. I love to make others laugh and enjoy helping others whenever I can.

Why I am a Mormon

You could say I am like a 5th generation Mormon, but even though I grew up in the Church, I was always told by my parents and church leaders that I need to learn for myself that the LDS Church is true. I had heard that phrase for about 12 yrs. I was always told to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it, ask God, if it is a true book. When I was about 12 yrs old I finally decided to do just that, read the Book of Mormon and ask God if it was true. So, I grabbed my copy and read it from cover to cover, because that is what I was told to do, then I went to my knees to ask God if it was a true book. When I prayed I felt that I didn't receive an answer so, I decided to read the Book of Mormon again and pray. Everyone told me that I would receive an answer and I would know. I read the book again and prayed one more time. Again, I did not receive my answer. Little did I know, I was doing it wrong. I was reading and praying because I was told to and not because I wanted to know for myself. I read the Book of Mormon one last time and knelt to pray. This time was different. I prayed with "real intent" and a "contrite spirit". As I prayed I told God that if He would tell me if this Book was true I would do anything for Him. At that moment I received the BIGGEST confirmation that the Book of Mormon was the word of God and Joseph Smith was His prophet who restored the true Church of Jesus Christ on the earth. I have never given up on that promise. I continue to learn and continue to see blessings. I am a Mormon because I know it is true. I go to church, study the scriptures, and do whatever is asked of me; not because I am asked, but because I want to. I live to make my Savior happy and in return He molds me into what I need to be. Someday, I wish to say as Paul "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" (2 Tim 4:7) To those who read this: I plead with you to find out for yourself if this Church is true. You will NEVER regret it!

How I live my faith

I plan events for the 18-30 year old singles in the area so we can mingle and strengthen each other in the Lord. I visit those who are in the area and help them with whatever needs they may have. I help move those who come into our church's boundaries. I share in teaching those in my church about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and constantly strive to be a good example to those I associate with.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

When he was just a 14 year old boy Joseph Smith wondered which church to join. He read James 1:5 which reads "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upraideth not: and it shall be given him". Joseph did not know which church was true so he went into a grove of trees to "ask God". As he prayed God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to him and told him that the church Jesus established was not on the earth. Over the next 10 years Joseph Smith was directed to translate the Book of Mormon and restore the true Church of Jesus Christ. By the power and direction of Jesus Christ Joseph Smith was able to restore The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; the exact same church Jesus established 2000 yrs ago. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No; However, it is strongly encouraged for all worthy males starting at age 18 and graduated high school to go serve the Lord on a full time 2 year mission. Females may also serve a mission for 18 months starting at age 19. It is considered a privilege to serve a mission and dedicate 18months-2 years of your life to the Lord and do as He commanded when He told Peter "feed my sheep". Having served a mission, there has been no greater calling or blessing then having dedicated 2 years of my life to the Savior and His sheep. Show more Show less