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Hi I'm Linus

I grew up in California, I'm a missionary, I'm an older brother, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love adventures. I am currently a missionary, and it has been the best time of my life. I was a college student for a year and a half, and learned a lot in school, but nothing compared to what I've learned while a missionary. I plan on attending college when I get back to America, and studying Electrical Engineering. I love swimming and biking, and especially juist exploring. This world is so amazing, and there is no end to what we can find, and a lot of it is amazing. We just need to know when we have enough.

Why I am a Mormon

I was originally Mormon because my parents were. But come high school graduation, I was free to do whatever, and since I didn't have a testimony, I decided it was time to move away from the church. My family was struggling financially, however, and I ended up going to BYU because it was the cheapest alternative. I hardened my heart and refused to talk to any people who I thought would influence me to gain a testimony, because I refused to have any part in it. It got to the point where I became too lonely, so I finally made a few friends. Through their constant example and just happy spirits, I began to soften my heart and feel willing to read the Book of Mormon and pray about whether or not it was true. I felt like it was a definite answer, and since then I have constantly worked to improve my testimony, because being a Mormon makes me happy. And I have never felt this happy with something before in my life. And ever since I finished the Book of Mormon for the first time, I have had a constant desire to share it with everyone I know, and to constantly be rereading it, so that I can continue to find inspiration for both myself and those around me. Growing up, I never understood the difference between being a member of the church, and being converted to the gospel. I thought conversion was something that happens at baptism, but I have since learned that it is a life-long endeavor. I love the gospel with all my heart, and I know that as I give the Lord my all, he will help me to become all I can be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith mostly through example to my friends and family. I have served as a teacher for Sunday school classes, so I have had plenty of experience of teaching through the Spirit, so I aim to always do good and maintain the constant companionship of the Spirit so that those closest to me can see and learn from it. In my opinion, the best teaching in the world is done through example, so I always make it my goal to "do what Jesus would do", and hope that my example can help and influence others. I also live my faith through prayer. I have come to love prayer. I leave it feeling revived, and loved. I have learned that praying is such a wonderful experience, especially when you go into it with real intent. I can ask the question phrased in the New Testament, "What lack I yet?" And if I show to God I am willing to act on whatever he gives to me, prayer truly becomes a growing experience, as I continue to recognize through the Lord's help things for me to improve. I am also currently serving a mission in South Korea, where I hope to invite as many unto Christ as I can! I also live my faith from studying the scriptures, both Bible and Book of Mormon, and applying what I learn in my life. Scripture study is one of my favorite things. No matter how often I read the scriptures, I always learn something new that is extremely applicable and personal to my life. Prayer truly is how we talk to God, and the Scriptures is how He talks back!