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Hi I'm Preston

Utah! Serving the Lord in the Philippines Tacloban Mission! I love to sing, smile, and laugh. Comic Book Geek. Dr. Who Enthusiast.

About Me

I am the youngest of 3. A recent Graduate of High School! I love to act and sing. I love to laugh and make people laugh. And I love to be around people. Comics, movies, and TV make my mouth water. I geek hard. It makes me really excite. Batman is where it's at. I carry a Sonic Screwdriver in my pocket but lost my keys to the Tardis. My favorite scripture to read when I don't feel well is D&C 19:23. I am currently serving in the Philippines Tacloban Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. But there was a time in when I was younger where we weren't the most active in the church. I owe my thanks to my best friend who essentially reactivated my family and I all through simple invitations to Mutual activities. The fellowshipping in this church is true and honest. Eternal families lie at the heart of my testimony. I know that they can be together forever. I love my parents and the example they set in gospel living: something I hope to take from and show to my future family. There is just a sense of happiness and peace that radiates from this faith, its members, and its teachings. I thoroughly enjoy learning. Every time I read a passage from the Book of Mormon, there is something new. It's almost as if I missed it before, or at this particular time it was meant to stick out to me. There is a great amount of comfort, as well. The comfort that comes from the knowledge that there is a life after death. The comfort that comes from knowing I will be with my family forever. The comfort that the Lord loves me for who I am. The comfort that I know I can be forgiven. There is not a time in my life where I am alone. I know that I am not. I can kneel down in prayer or say one in my heart asking my Heavenly Father for comfort, and it comes. I remember one night after Sunday School, I was thinking really hard about my teacher's experience in asking if the Church was true. At that moment I realized I hadn't ever done that before. I knelt down in my closet and closed the door so I could be by myself. The warmest feeling I've ever felt came to me that night. Without a doubt do I know that the Book of Mormon is true and the word of God. Reading it has brought so much comfort on sad nights. It is a testimony and evidence that Joseph Smith is a true prophet. Even though I was not at his side when it happened, I know that he saw God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday! My home teaching partner and I enjoy exercising our duty every month and giving short lessons to our families. Every Monday morning I go to the Salt Lake Temple with my friends and we do temple work there to start off our week. My mom and I read the Book of Mormon in her native language to help me prepare for my mission. The part of me that enjoys seeing people's happiness helps fuel my passion for service as it helps their joy surface. It is a such a beautiful thing to watch the Spirit touch the lives of others as they are served. It's a life goal of mine to serve others as the Savior would, to look at people and love them the way the Savior would, and to live my life and act the way the Savior would. It's hard. But it's something I honestly strive to embody. Definitely something I'm learning on my mission.