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Hi I'm AJ Larson

I grew up in Utah. I love video games and animation. I'm serving in the Tennessee Knoxville Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love video gaming and gaming in general. Board games with a group of five or more are best. I love to play Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons. Back at home I was part of a gaming group that played it every week. I did that for a year before coming on a mission. My friends were very supportive as two of them had served missions and gave some valuable advice. I love Japanese cartoons and pretty much everything that comes out of Japan in terms of entertainment. I am a total brony! I love to read books, graphic novels, and webcomics. I plan to go to college to become an animator. My passion involves me going into the video gaming industry but it may also take me towards cartoons on television or motion pictures. I don't care where it leads me, just so long as I get to be one. I'm an avid artist and love to draw. I haven't really drawn anything in the realistic category, just mainly cartoons and such. I love to read fantasy novels mostly. Among some of my favorites are the Eragon books, The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, and all things Lord of the Rings. I'm just an all around interesting guy. Haha!

Why I am a Mormon

I have a deep testimony of the gospel. Since I was raised in the church I've never had too much of a doubt that it was true. I want to be with my family forever. That's the whole reason I'm a Mormon. My real conversion happened after I worked at a Walmart for three months doing overnight janitorial work. I hadn't gone to church in about six weeks because I would sleep during the day from working Saturday evening to Sunday morning. During this period of time I was going through some serious depression and I realized that it was because I wasn't going to church. The next morning I told my dad that I was going to church no matter what and I would like his help to bring me there. So I'd come home and sleep for a few hours before my dad would wake me up to get ready. At that time I only went to sacrament meeting but later after I'd quit working at Walmart and found in an interview that it was required of me to attend my priesthood meetings too to get a temple recommend. Since then I haven't missed a single meeting and I always attend my priesthood meetings as well. I've become converted to the gospel and I will never turn away from it. This is the Lord's work and it is my privilege to be a part of it during this historic rise in missionary service.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a missionary for the Church. It is my way of giving back to the Lord for all that he's done for me. I just want to share this happiness with others by being a good missionary and sharing this glad message with everyone who wants to listen.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

AJ Larson
Yes! God has always chosen prophets to guide His children back to him. The only reason they had ceased to be around is the unbelief of the people. When they are ready, God calls a prophet again to reveal truths about Him and His gospel. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

AJ Larson
People are just afraid of what they don't understand. When you look at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes and teaches you will find many admirable and common qualities that we share with other faiths. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

AJ Larson
We teach that a family is ordained of God and that we can be together forever with them. Our families are there to help us learn and grow in a loving atmosphere. We form ties with them that will last for eternity. It wouldn't be heaven without my family and I'm grateful to Heavenly Father for giving me this priceless gift. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

AJ Larson
God does. The next prophet is called when the current one dies. Then the senior apostle, or the apostle that's been one the longest, from the Quorum of Twelve Apostles is sustained as the next prophet of the Church. God has the ultimate powers over life and death and he makes it so there's only who he wants leading the Church. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

AJ Larson
When you look around you might be surprised who is a member. You may have friends that are members of the church or not. The most reliable way to talk to someone in person is to find one of the full-time missionaries. You are able to request a visit from mormon.org. Show more Show less