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Hi I'm Isaac Wilson

I grew up in Oregon. I enjoy playing sports, reading, and spending time with my family and friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town called Wilsonville located just south of Portland, Oregon. I am the second child of four with one older sister and two younger brothers. Sports have always been my passion, and I spent much of my early years playing basketball, tennis, golf, soccer, and anything else that involved a ball and a playing field. After graduating high school I moved to Utah to start my freshman year of college at Brigham Young University. In June of 2010 I left to serve a mission for the LDS church in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia where I had the time of my life living among the great people of Mongolia for two years. After coming home I returned to Provo to study at BYU. I am currently a junior studying accounting. I work as a Mongolian teacher at the Missionary Training Center in Provo.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I firmly believe that God lives, that he loves us, and that life neither started with birth, nor ends with death. I am a Mormon because it brings me great peace and happiness to know that I will someday live together with God my Heavenly Father, His son Jesus Christ, and my entire family. I am a Mormon because I get a sense of fulfillment every day of my life as I read the Bible and Book of Mormon, communicate with my Heavenly Father through prayer, and try to make myself a better, more Christ-like person. The way I came to know that the gospel (the Mormon belief system) is true was not through any singular miraculous experience, but rather an accumulation of a thousand moments over 22 years where I felt the love and peace of God influence my life. This is not strictly limited to moments I've had at the Mormon church, but I have also felt and seen that love in many of my friends of other faiths. I believe that any kind of faith in Christ is good, and I would recommend anyone to the Bible and the teachings of Jesus. I gained a personal testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know if it was truly the words of God. The feelings that I have felt as I have read are undeniable, and I invite anyone reading this to do the same. Through reading the Book of Mormon you too can come to know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that the Mormon church is His true church. I am also a Mormon because it is fun, because many (though not all) of the best people I know are Mormon, and because through my interactions with them I feel uplifted and strengthened. I am a Mormon because the Mormon lifestyle has provided me with the blessing of growing up in a happy, cheerful home, free of contention and strife, and I too want to have a home like that of my own someday. Most importantly, I am a Mormon because I really believe that God wants me to be one, and so I will remain a Mormon for as long as I live.

How I live my faith

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the single most important thing in my life. On a daily basis, I read the Bible and the Book of Mormon in order to better understand Jesus Christ and the things that he taught. I have attended church meetings for 3 hours every Sunday of my life, and I plan to attend every week until the day I die. I also go to the LDS temple on a weekly basis and participate in other church-related activities all throughout the week. I do these things not because my parents do, or because I feel pressured into doing them because of my friends and upbringing, but because I sincerely believe that through doing these things I am preparing myself to meet God after this life. Through participating in each of these activities I feel a peace in my life that I believe can come through no other way. I can honestly say that I am happy, and I attribute that happiness 100% to the lifestyle that has been introduced to me by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More important than all of these things that I DO, I believe that who I am BECOMING is more important. I strive everyday to become more Christ-like, meaning I try to implement attributes that He taught like faith, love, kindness, humility, charity, diligence. My religion spills into every other part of my life as I try to do what He would want me to do.