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Hi I'm Gabriel

I served as a Mormon missionary in Argentina for 2 years. I love business, aviation, and the outdoors! And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

About a year ago I returned from serving a mission for the church in northern Argentina, which was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. I loved the culture the people and everything that I learned about Jesus Christ. Right now I currently obtaining my bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering as well as a minor in business management. I really do love the great outdoors. I try to take advantage of every opportunity I have to go hiking, camping/backpacking, rock climbing, fishing, or even playing tennis. I have loved growing up here in Utah where I have had many opportunities to do these things I love. Another love I have is aviation. I have a deep interest in airplanes and just about anything that flies. I am even working to obtain my own pilot's license.

Why I am a Mormon

I am very grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that this church contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have been greatly blessed to have grown up with the gospel present in my life. The gospel teaches a person about their purpose, their potential, and their divine heritage. I love my Heavenly Father and I love my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. I know the love that God has for His children is unconditional and unfathomable. I know from personal experience that by the standards and doctrines of the gospel life is much happier. Life has never, nor will it ever be, free of trials or hardships; however, having faith and a knowledge of our Savior and what He has done for every one of us surely makes it more bearable. I know God lives. I know that Christ lives. I know that He loves more purely and perfectly than we can possibly comprehend. I know that the Book of Mormon is indeed "another testament of Jesus Christ", just as the bible is a testament and witness of Him. The gospel is beautiful. It is complicated, yet simple. It has blessed my life far more than I can express, and I will forever be grateful for the testimony and knowledge that I have of it.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life in such a way that will bring others to Christ. For me this means being honest in my dealings with others, performing service every chance that I get, educating myself & others about the principles and doctrines of the gospel, and becoming the person that my Heavenly Father wants me to be. One way I have tried to live my faith is by fulfilling any "callings" or assigned roles I have been given. Some of the callings I have had include being a Sunday school teacher, a door greeter, a home teacher, and even a young men's group president. All of my callings, no matter how big or small, have blessed my life as I have tried to faithfully fulfill them. The best way I can live my faith is to live a life worthy of the responsibilities that I have been given. I can't expect my Heavenly Father to trust me or give me any knowledge or blessings without living the way that we would want me to. I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be, but that is the beauty of the Gospel of Christ. We are here to learn, to grow, and to progress towards perfection. I try to share my faith with others as much as I can. Sharing my testimony of Christ is important to me simply because I want others to find the same help and peace from Christ that I have found in Him. I want others to realize why my faith is so important to me and such a central part of my life.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Some may think that Mormons worship Joseph Smith. This is absolutely false. The Mormon church is not called "The Church of Joseph Smith", it is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". The focus of our worship is in the name of our church - Jesus Christ. We do, however, recognize Joseph Smith as a prophet. His was a pivotal role in restoring the fullness of the gospel back to the earth. Thanks to him we have many truths restored. We also recognize his role in recovering, translating, and publishing the ancient record - The Book of Mormon. We do not worship Joseph Smith. Rather, we do truly respect and have deep reverence towards this prophet of God. In order for one to completely understand and accept The Book of Mormon and the restored gospel, they must in turn accept and acknowledge Joseph Smith's divine role. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

The Bible is God's word. We especially appreciate the New Testament, which contains a beautiful record of the Savior's earthly, mortal ministry. As Mormons, we love reading and studying the stories of Bible because they help us better understand how God expects us to live our lives and better understand how Christ lived His life. Studying the teachings of the Bible brings us happiness as we apply those teachings in our lives. Show more Show less