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Hi I'm Connor

I grew up in Arizona, I'm serving a mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished my sophomore year at an out of state college where I am studying to become an eye doctor. I enjoy sports and while in high school I played on the varsity soccer team. I love music and play the trumpet and piano. I come from a small family where I'm the oldest of just two kids, not the typical Mormon family, but a Mormon family none the less. I am currently serving as a full-time missionary and have grown to love serving God's children and helping them come to an understanding of Jesus Christ and His Atonement.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate enough to be born into a family who were already members of this great church. Ever since I can remember I have been going to church and feeling Heavenly Father's love for me. I will not lie and say that I am perfect and because I am a member nothing bad has ever happened to me. I will say that because I am a Mormon I have come to know that despite the hardships we have in life, God is there every step of the way to help us through them. When I do make a mistake and stray away from the teachings of the gospel, it doesn't make me happy. I truly feel joy when I am doing the things my Heavenly Father wants me to do. Just because we do slip up, it doesn't mean that God doesn't love us. He does, more than any of us can ever know, that I am sure of. He has given us His son, Jesus Christ, to atone for all of our sins. I cannot comprehend the amount of love both Heavenly Father and His Son have for each and every one of us. So to really answer the question of why I am a Mormon, I guess I would have to say because there is never a time in my life that I feel happier than when I am following the teachings of our Church, which comes directly from Jesus Christ through divine revelation.

How I live my faith

While I lived at home with my family before I went to college I was an active participant in our ward's young men's program where I helped plan activities and be a youth leader to the other boys my age. The Young Men's organization is a great way to strengthen your faith and provides a sense of brotherhood and a sense that you belong to something where both your leaders and your fellow young men care about you and want to see you succeed. Once I graduated high school I started to attend an out of state college where I would have to live on my own, without the righteous influence of my parents. Luckily I was befriended by great people once I got there and it was not hard to live a gospel centered life, and for that I am very grateful. At college I had the opportunity to be a home teacher where I went and visited other members in that area who were probably feeling a lot like I did, alone and on their own for the first time in their lives. It was great to be able to serve them and help them with whatever they needed and see the look of gratitude on their face.