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Hi I'm Grant LaMont

I grew up in Utah. I'm a national champion wrestler. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Utah my whole life, and am currently serving a mission in the Mexico City Chalco Mission leaving the MTC Sep 16. I am a national champion wrestler, and a 3x Utah high school state champion. I have a scholarship to wrestle for Utah Valley University when I return from my mission, and my goal is to be a NCAA Division I national champion. I also enjoy Mountain Biking, triathlons, and CrossFit. I hope to one day start a wrestling club with my brother and father to help others achieve their goals as I have been able to achieve mine.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a testimony of Jesus Christ. I know he is our Redeemer. He suffered for all our sins, pains, and temptations, loosed the bands of death, and made it possible for us to repent and return unto him one day through his Atonement. I love him and can't wait to share the love I have for him with the people in Mexico City. I know that Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the true church of Jesus Christ to the earth again. I know he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ in a vision. I know we have a prophet of God today, Thomas S. Monson, who is led by our Father in Heaven, and who loves us. I know this is the true church of God. I know through this gospel we can have true happiness and eternal life. This gospel brings me such happiness, peace, and direction in life. I want to share it with others.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed with the talents a resources required to be a successful wrestler. Consequently I have been able to perform on the national stage multiple times. However, when I was 15 years old I faced a dilemma; The first day of competition was held on a Sunday. Because I believe that the Sabbath Day is a day of rest, a holy day, I did not want to compete on Sunday. So instead of competing against the boys my age for the national championship that I had been training for all year, I decided to move up an age division and wrestle against the 17-18 year old guys since their competition started on Monday instead of Sunday. I knew I most likely wouldn't do as well in that age division, but I knew there are more important things in life than wrestling, namely keeping the commandments of my God. It was really just common sense to me. Put God first, then the other things will work out how they're supposed to. So I competed in the older division, and took 2nd place! I knew God had blessed me for the sacrifice I made and had helped me wrestle my best. But the best part wasn't taking 2nd place at such a young age. The best part was telling my competitors why I was wrestling in the older division instead of my own age. It gave me an opportunity to share my testimony through example and word. I have also been able to live my faith through missionary work. Starting at age 16, I would go out on Sundays with another boy my age and teach inactive church members. We would teach these families from the Preach My Gospel handbook (the handbook the missionaries use). We ended up teaching one aging gentleman who hadn't been active in the church since he was 9 years old. But with the help of the Spirit and the sharing of our testimonies he was convinced to return to church and consequently receive the blessings promised from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This experience made me all the more excited to go out and serve a mission. I can't wait to serve the many people of Mexico City.