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Hi I'm Grayson Allen

I'm from Mesa, AZ. I went to ASU for engineering. I love the sports that involve water. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to build things and dream big. I like working with my hands. But rather than just dream, I like to do. I like to make things happen. I love being around the water and participating in water sports such as swimming, water polo, wakeboarding, and tubing. I went to Arizona State University to study Aeronautical Engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I used to go to church because that's what a good Mormon does. I was born into the church and naturally was expected to live it. Soon I realized why I really go to church. When it wasn't expected of me anymore I still went to church, participated in activities, and fulfilled my church callings. I did this because I love my Savior and His restored gospel. But I had to find out for myself if the church was true through much prayer, study, and a sincere desire to know what is right. The Book of Mormon is true. I've read it from cover to cover and I've had it confirmed to me by the Holy Ghost that it is true. I know Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ in that grove of trees in 1820. I know President Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet who leads and guides this church under the direction of who's name is bears. I know the Savior, Jesus Christ, died for each and every one of us, so that we could repent and be freed from the burden of sin. I know that Jesus Christ knows exactly what we are going through because He has experienced it. I know that He conquered death and lives. I love my Savior very much and I know this church is true. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Before my mission I was a Sunday school teacher for the 11 year old children in my local congregation and a family history consultant. I was also a home teacher with my father. I had a lot of fun teaching the youth about the gospel and teaching people how to use technology to find their ancestors through the church's family search website. I currently serve in the California Santa Rosa Mission as a full-time missionary and I teach people about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and how they can become better disciples of Jesus Christ.