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Hi I'm William S. Parkin

I am a recent graduate. I am a Missionary in the California Arcadia mission, I love singing, acting, biking, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent graduate of Stone Bridge High School. I love making people laugh and smile even if it means making a fool of myself. I enjoy swimming, cycling, Video games, Acting, playing the Ukulele, slack lining, and singing. I love sweets especially vanilla cake, Oreo milkshakes, and peppermint ice cream. I love pizza and pasta. I love chipotle Mexican grill. My favorite movies are Star Wars, the marvel super hero movies, titanic, the dark knight, The Lord of the rings, inception, transformers, the princess bride, and the hunger games. I also enjoy reading Action novels. I love my family so much and my siblings are my best friends in the whole world. When President Monson made the age of missionary service change in the October 2012 General Conference. I accepted this call to serve as one of those 18 year old missionaries. I have been called to serve in the California Arcadia Mission and now I've been serving here for around 6 months it is very hard, but it is fun and so worth it.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church over the years and been taught its truths and values my whole life. However there comes a time in your life when you need to know for yourself if indeed this is the true church on the earth today. So as Moroni promises in the end of the Book of Mormon. If you will read it and ask God he will let you know if it is true. Well I did just that I got on my knees one day when I was struggling with my testimony and I asked God if these things were true and he answered me and at that moment I knew truly for myself that these things were true. I have a testimony that I know that this is the only true church on the earth today, I know that we all have a Heavenly Father who loves all his children, I know that through the Saviors atonement we can be forgiven of ours sins and return to him, I know that Joesph Smith was a prophet of God who restored the church today, I know that Thomas S. Monson is the true Prophet of God on the earth today, and I know that the Book of Mormon is true.

How I live my faith

I am a member of the Belmont Ridge Ward of the Ashburn Virginia Stake. I read my scriptures and pray to my Heavenly Father daily. I attend my church meetings each week. As I represent Jesus Christ in the next 2 years, I never give up a chance to share my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I set my life up in a way so I'm always temple worthy. I try my best to be like the savior so I can return to live with him some day in the Celestial kingdom.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

William S. Parkin
We are frequently called Mormons. It is a nickname given us because we believe in the Book of Mormon as the word of God, a book which goes hand in hand with the Bible, becoming a second witness for Jesus Christ. Show more Show less