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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a psychology student, musician, husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm undergraduate college student studying psychology. I love music. I play guitar and love playing with in a band with me and my friends. I'm recently married and loving it. I speak Spanish and I love meeting new people and learning new things. I also love the outdoors, especially camping and hiking. I also love to watch football and basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for two main reasons: 1) It makes me happier and more fulfilled than anything else 2) it makes the most sense to me. I believe that the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ can help us through any difficulty, great or small. I know that God lives and that He has plan for each of us. I have prayed numerous times and received a confirmation that I know that this Church is God's kingdom on the earth. I know it not only because God has answered my prayers, but because I see the fruits of it. I feel happy when I live the Gospel, and I'm at peace with myself. It's a peace that can be obtained in no other way. I also feel that Mormon beliefs make the most sense. It's only logical to me that a loving God, who is our Father, would show us what we need to do to be happy, and teach us the plan He created for us before He sent us to earth. This knowledge also brings me peace and strength when the world is full of so much conflict and confusion. I know that God loves each of us individually and that He wishes to reveal His plan to all of His children.

How I live my faith

I love to participate in my church. I usually do it in small ways, helping people move or teaching a class. I enjoy being able to visit other members and help them in any way they need.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Greg
The best way to know that Mormonism is true is to ask God yourself. The thing that I love most about Mormonism is that no one is required to accept things at face value alone. We have to exercise faith, but it's not blind faith. We have to have the faith to act: to meditate, to study the Book of Mormon, and to pray and ask God directly if it's true. If you do that with sincerity, God will answer you, and the answer will be individual to you. I know because I have felt that personalized answer myself and I know, independent of anyone else, that this is God's true church and His true Gospel. God will usually answer in subtle ways, with feelings of peace, hope, love, joy, or comfort. These feelings come from His Spirit, and it's how He encourages us to keep drawing closer to Him and to keep following Him. You can know with certainty that this is what God truly wants you to do. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Greg
I can say, having been a Mormon missionary, that we proselyte because we have felt real, lasting joy from the Gospel, and wish to share it with others. We don't want to disrespect or take away from anyone's beliefs, we just want to add the knowledge and understanding we have. It is done out of love, and out a conviction and dedication to the happiness that comes from following Jesus Christ's restored teachings. Show more Show less