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Hi I'm Austin

I was born and raised in California, I love to smile, and I'm a Mormon!!

About Me

I like to snowboard, play basketball, paintball, surf, skim board, boogie board and go camping with friends :) I am currently serving a mission in the Florida Orlando Mission!! It is awesome! I will be away from home for two years, but it is so worth it with all the lives I have been able to help and friends I have made :) After my mission, I will return to California and go to college and get married.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this church is true. I love the gospel so much and the person it has made me into. Most other churches I've been to have pastors or priests who are paid by the congregation to preach and it seems that they preach based on what the people want to hear that will make them feel good about themselves and the lives they live or preach on only certain verses out of the Bible only to prove a point. Whereas as a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we have a prophet who loves us and teaches things to us that are current and from the lord directly. The commandments we live by help to better our lives. I have a testimony of this church, The Book of Mormon and of Joseph Smith. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the father and his Son Jesus Christ as two separate beings. I am so thankful for the Book of Mormon as it has helped strengthened my testimony and helped me grow closer to my Lord. I am so very grateful for this testimony and my knowledge of this church.

How I live my faith

I participate in a few different callings currently as but have served in many callings in the church. Right now I teach the fourth Sunday lessons each month in a class of middle aged men. I also am the wolf pack leader of our scout troop within the church. Whenever there is a teacher who can't be there on Sunday to teach I offer to substitute. I have become great friends with many of the younger kids and am often requested to be the substitute teacher. I am serving a full-time mission in Central Florida for the next 2 years and loving every minute of it!!

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Austin
Jesus Christ was born into this world, in the most of humble circumstances, and lived a life that none of us could live, a perfect, sinless life that ended in his ultimate sacrifice for us. Christ took upon himself all of the sins, pains and afflictions of the world making him The Mediator for us to repent through him to return to live with our Father in Heaven! He is our Savior, because he saves us from the sins that we make everyday that make us fall short of living in the presence of God. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Austin
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. In it are the writings and testimonies of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent. These prophets knew about Heavenly Father's plan for us the same as the ones of the bible. After Jesus was resurrected, he appeared to the people in the Americas, taught His gospel and formed His church among them. The Book of Mormon has teachings of Jesus Christ testifying of His love and atoning sacrifice for us. Those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know that it is true by the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less