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Hi I'm Garrett Machen

I grew up in Oak Harbor, Washington, currently residing in Huntsville AL. I am an Eagle Scout, Photographer, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a loving big Brother that has a itch for technology

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been curious about where I came from and where I will go. And the gospel and teachings of the mormon religion have helped me solve those questions.

How I live my faith

I helped plan and participate in many fun youth activities as well as prepeare the meetinghouse for broadcasts and other tech meetings.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Garrett Machen
The Members of the Church believe, revere and love the Holy Bible. We see it as a powerful, important, and sacred holy record which serves as the bedrock of all Christianity. The Bible is rich in history, doctrine, stories, sermons and testimonies, all of which witness that Jesus Christ is the Divine Son of our Heavenly Father. The Bible is the word of God and came from the writings of holy men of God as they were moved upon by the Holy Ghost (see 2 Peter 1:20-21). Through the same process we have additional Holy Scripture, including the Book of Mormon, which supports and exalts the Bible. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Garrett Machen
The people of the Church are expected to pay 10 percent of their income to move forward the work of the Church. The remarkable and wonderful thing is that they do it. Tithing is not so much a matter of dollars as it is a matter of faith. It becomes a privilege and an opportunity, not a burden. Our people believe in the word of God as set forth in the book of Malachi, that the Lord will open the windows of heaven and pour down blessings that there will not be room enough to receive them (Malachi 3:8-10). Moving and touching is the testimony of Latter-day Saints throughout the world concerning this, the Lord’s law for the financing of His work.” Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Garrett Machen
The current prophet of our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is Russell M. Nelson. He is assisted by two counselors and Henry B. Eyring and Dallin H. Oaks make up the First presidency of the Church. This presidency is a lot like Peter, James and John were after Christ's death. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Garrett Machen
It is impossible to put into words the full meaning of the Atonement, which is the most important and most transcendent event in the history of the world. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, the Savior atoned for our sins. This is the good news for all people! We can’t fully understand how Jesus suffered for our sins. But we know that in the Garden of Gethsemane, the weight of our sins caused Him to feel such agony that He bled from every pore (Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-17). Later, as He hung upon the cross, Jesus again felt the weight of our sins even as He willingly suffered painful death by one of the most cruel methods ever known. Jesus the Christ, page 462 states, “It seems, that in addition to the fearful suffering incident to crucifixion, the agony of Gethsemane had recurred, intensified beyond human power to endure. In that bitterest hour the dying Christ was alone, alone in most terrible reality.” Jesus Christ did what only He could do in atoning for our sins. To make His Atonement fully effective in our individual lives, we must have faith in Christ, repent of our sins, be baptized and confirmed by one having authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, obey God’s commandments, receive sacred ordinances, and strive to become like Him. As we do these things through His Atonement, we can return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father forever. Source: Mormon.org Show more Show less