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Hi I'm Johnny Cook

I'm from St. Louis, Missouri and I am a proud Cardinals fan. I love to play sports and help others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since being home from serving a full-time mission in Joao Pessoa, Brazil I have truly noticed just how much the gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed my family. I am so grateful for the opportunity that I have every day to serve my fellow-beings and to become more like Christ. I have a strong witness that Jesus Christ lives, He is my Savior and through him any trial can be overcome. I know that He loves me and cares for me, and no matter where I am or will go I know that Jesus has been there and is willing to help me and show me every step of the way.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to follow Jesus Christ, He is the master. I have taken His name upon me through living His gospel, The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Which entails the development of my faith in Him, repentance of my errors, being baptized by one of His authorized disciples, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost (baptism by fire), and striving to follow him for the rest of my life. Some may have given me the title of "Mormon" but I am a disciple of Christ, nothing more or less. I chose to follow Him because He loved me first, for this I am eternally grateful. His grace is enough to lift all of God's children from the wallows of sin and fulfill our true potential. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together." (Rom. 8:17)

How I live my faith

The Apostle James wrote, "Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works." (James 2:18) Being a disciple of Christ isn't always easy but though keeping the commandments and living the teachings of Christ our faith will grow to be powerful and immoveable. If decision making seems to get in the way we are taught to "Choose the right and let the consequences follow." (LDS Hymnal, 237) Making decisions is fundamental to our purpose here on earth, and making the right decisions is very important for our exaltation. We must remember always the Apostle James' counsel, "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." (James 2:17)