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Hi I'm Neal

I was born in raised in Las Vegas. I love pole vaulting. I am currently serving a mission in Brazil Maceio. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I recently attended a year up at BYU Provo. I am studying chemical engineering and dream of working for NASA or any company interested in space exploration. I enjoyed sports in high school. I was on the track team and I pole vaulted and ran the high hurdles. Both of these were hard but were incredibly fun. I am currently getting ready to serve a mission for the church in Brazil.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church. I never realized how lucky I was while I was younger. I had faithful parents who helped guide me and my sister and I never really had to chose for myself. I went through periods where I did not enjoy church and fought with my parents about participating in church activities. When I went to school I had to make the decision for myself if I was going to be a righteous follower of Christ. WIth great friends and religious leaders I built up my testimony and now know with certainty this is the only true church on the Earth and I have a desire to stay worthy and truly become a follower of Christ.

How I live my faith

I was in the leadership for the men up at my BYU provo youth ward. This calling taught me leadership and how to interact with others. This church requires a lot of work to run. It requires dedicated members to keep everything organized. Still, despite this demand there is no shortage. I love attending Sunday meetings. The spirit can always be felt and those in charge of the lessons that day prepare by the spirit. I am really grateful to have this church in my life. I am currently preparing to serve a mission for the Lord down in Brazil. I feel great joy with this gospel and want to take every opportunity to share it with others.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

With new policies in the church associated with the age change of missionaries, young men and women are now allowed to work in the temple and I had the opportunity to serve there. We believe the temple is the House of the Lord. The temple is focused on the family. We believe that families can be together forever. After death we will be reunited with our loved ones that have passed before us. There are several ordinances that take place within the temples. These ordinances are done for both the living and in proxy for those that are no longer on the Earth. We believe that everyone will have the opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ even if they do not get the chance in this lifetime. Marriages are a common occurrence in the temple. We are married for time and all eternity within the walls. The temples are some of the most spiritual places currently on the Earth. Everyone is welcome to come and walk around the temple grounds and feel the sweet spirit associated with these buildings. However only worthy members of the church can enter. This is not done to exclude people, but to protect the sacredness of the temple. This is a church of order and certain ordinances such as baptism have to occur in preparation to entering the temple. In the temple we learn eternal truths and are then held accountable to them. I hope everyone reading this will have the chance to one day enter the temple. It is my favorite place in the world. Show more Show less