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Hi I'm Jeffrey

I grew up in Salt Lake. I left my friends and family for two years to serve a mission in Australia speaking Chinese. I'm a mormon

About Me

Right now I am serving a mission in the Australia Brisbane mission speaking Mandarin Chinese. I came on this mission in order to help others see how happy this Gospel can make you. I love lacrosse and I played in high school. I love boating and I will try anything you can come up with to do behind it. I went on a two week service trip in November 2012 to India that changed my life. I went to teach the children over there English but they ended up teaching me so much more about love. I have never felt more love that when I was hanging out with these children and visiting their homes. These people who had nothing by our American standards were willing to give anything to us as their honored guests. They loved us no matter what and we in turn fell in love with them. That was one of the hardest goodbyes I have ever had to say when we left those sweet spirits to travel halfway back around the world to our homes. I left a little something of my heart over in India and the kids of India left a big imprint on mine. Definitely an experience that I will remember forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born LDS so I have always had that background but I wasn't born with a testimony. I slowly gained my own of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Atonement and of the Book of Mormon through prayer and lots of scripture study and church attendance. I know that this gospel isn't an overnight gospel it takes a lot to be a part of this amazing Church. There are very high standards to uphold. I wouldn't be doing any of the same things if it weren't for the gospel and these standards. Living the standards of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has changed my life and I know without living them I wouldn't be nearly as happy as I am right now. I love this gospel and the way it changes people. I have seen it work mighty miracles in people's lives and I have loved the happiness that comes from righteous obedience to the commandments. I have seen how it has blessed my life and I think that everyone should have a chance to taste of that happiness. It is an amazing church and I am just thrilled to be a part of it

How I live my faith

I am reading and studying the scriptures everyday and praying more than I ever have in my whole life. Studying Chinese as you can probably imagine is quite an obstacle to tackle but I have prayed long and often and I see the Lord's hand in everything I do now. It is such a blessing to serve a mission and focus for 2 years on just serving others and building up the Lord's kingdom.