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Hi I'm Seth

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a youth, 18, preparing to serve as a missionary for two years. I love to be with people and just have fun, whether its sports or just messing around, I always enjoy the company of my friends. I just graduated from high school and have no clue exactly what to do about college or the time before my mission!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a baby, my parents divorced, I never knew my father until my twelfth birthday. Having a single mother who tried her hardest to overcome her obstacles and raise me to the best of her ability, we never wen't very far from my grandparents home, a block away my whole life. My mother struggled with a variety of challenges; depression and other things, led her down a dark path that I could not help noticing and feeling. My grandparents, whom I am forever grateful for, decided early on, that even though my mother was not going to have any part of the church, they would take me with them to religious activities and let me have my own choice... I don't know where I would be today if it weren't for them. At a young age,seven, just before I was baptized, I learned that there was something more to life, something real and true about God. We went to Salt Lake, to the Christus statue, and I felt the spirit so strong that I knew that God had to be real, and I have never been able to deny that He lives and loves each of us. My experiences have only grown since, along with my trials. Daily, there are things where I wonder, is it true? I know God lives, but is this true? These trials are a building block, they refine us when we make the right decision. This was the first experience to build upon my testimony and there have been many more that have followed. I have personally felt the power of repentance, I can't say that I fought so valiantly and that I am proud of the years that followed my baptism, but I can say that God loves us and does watch over us. My life changed, from just living when I took more interest in building faith in my teen years at about 16. Although we often fall spiritually asleep, there's always an alarm clock going off that we just need to listen to. I have had many experiences now in my life that have proven to me time and time again that God is real, this church is true. My testimony is not just based on one experience, but rather on faith.

How I live my faith

I'm currently involved in young men's in my small, tight ward. I've found service opportunities all over my community from school activities to close by neighbors in need of assistance. In my calling, i'm the first assistant in the priest quorum, the bishop is the president of the priests. I have great leaders, the smallness of my ward has only brought each of us closer together. My young men's leaders are great! they show such a good example to me on how to act, they organize service projects for all people, widows or not, and the people in my ward are just such a good example on the kind of person that I want to be. On Sundays, we (the young men) prepare the sacrament, and have the opportunity to bless others by administering it. Once a month, we have another opportunity to take out fast offerings to each person in our ward. The best though, is when people don't get a chance to take the sacrament in church, giving us the unique blessing to bless someones life by taking that sacred experience to their homes. I can't say that were really all that different from other wards, and I don't think that we should be. But I certainly can say that I love the service that we provide to people all over, and not to be selfish, but the blessings that you witness are every-bit worth the trial of the work. We are a community built on building one another, building each others faith. We certainly aren't perfect, but were definitely making progress. I live my faith by daily trying to become stronger, trying to become someone that I feel like a priest hood holder should be, and although I mess up, a ton! I know that it matters more about where i'm going, and not just where I am, but what I will do with where I am to get there.