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Hi I'm Payton Hansen

I grew up in the US. I played American football. I am serving a mission teaching the gospel for 2 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 18 years old and have 2 younger brothers. I played football in high school and led my team to a league title my senior year as a captain. I also like to run and play other sports with friends for fun. I have played the piano for 11 years and even taught lessons for a couple years.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have learned about the Mormon Church and have felt in my mind and in my heart that it is true. As I have prayed to God to know if this is the path that I should follow, He has answered my prayers with feelings of peace and comfort that it is true. I know that these feelings are His Spirit testifying to me that this is His one and only true Church on the Earth today, and I excitedly invite all who have not learned and prayed about the Mormon Church to do so! The Mormons, more accurately known as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, are not perfect people. However, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is perfect, and Christ is the only Way to be completely healed of sin and feel God's love in your life. I testify that this is Christ's Church today, set up with Prophets and Apostles, just as Christ set up His Church in the days of The New Testament. These Prophets and Apostles receive revelation that can bless our lives as we follow their words. I testify of these truths in the name of Jesus Christ himself, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a 2 year full-time teaching mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Espírito Santo, Brazil. My purpose as a missionary is to invite others to come unto Christ. As Christ's true Church on the Earth today, we teach faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, and receiving the Gift of the Spirit, which blesses us with feelings of peace and comfort and helps us recognize right from wrong. I have been so blessed to have these blessings of peace and comfort in my life. That is why I want to serve a mission, so I can help others have these same blessings as they come closer to their Savior.