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Hi I'm John

I'm from the Great Lakes state, Michigan. I will be serving in the Brazil Florianópolis Mission. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Church. Doing what young men in the LDS church do. I have always wanted to serve a mission. And now the Lord has allowed me to do just that in Brazil. I love soccer, playing the piano, and eating junk food. :D I want to be a pediatrician. BYU is where I plan on going for my college education. And we shall see what the Lord has in store for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. Ever since I was born, it was what I did every Sunday. And I have only missed 10 or less Sundays since I have been on this earth for 18 years. And I can testify that there is nothing better than this Church and being a part of a congregation where everyone is trying to improve and grow and become like our Savior. I love being a part of this Church. I know this Church to be the true Church. I never felt forced to go to church growing up. I just thoroughly enjoyed going. It is always nice to be surrounded by people who are going through the same thing that you are. And around people who share the same values. I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve a mission. And I can't wait to help others find the restored gospel and partake of the amazing blessings that are in store. I am proud to be a Mormon. It has made me who I am. And it will continue to shape me to be who Heavenly Father wants me to be. I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have found that the best way to live my faith is by being an example. Growing up in a small town in Michigan, with only one other Mormon family that attends your school, you tend to stand out. And I had plenty of opportunities to share my beliefs and share with people why I am the why I am. Students tended to look up to me, and it was a great opportunity for others to see that Mormons aren't "strange" people. We may be extraordinary, but not strange. ;) I have been blessed to be able to serve in quorum presidencies and in primary. I have learned so much. And it has been a lot of fun teaching primary. Primary was such a crucial time in my life where I learned the basic fundamentals of this church. And now I have the opportunity to teach children the basic fundamentals. The Lord is truly amazing. He knows what I need, when I need it, and how I need it. All my callings have made and trained me to be a better disciple of Christ and future missionary.

What is faith?

John
Growing up, I always learned that faith is something that we believe in but that we can't see. So, I can have faith that Christ died for me, and that he lives. But I have never seen any living evidence. The best way to develop faith is by reading the scriptures. There is a primary song that says, "Faith is like a little seed. When planted it will grow." We just need to pray and read the word of God to know if anything is true. And with that spiritual confirmation, comes the faith. The faith to hope for things which are not seen, which are true. The faith that gives us purpose and reason to keep the commandments. The faith that gives us hope that there is a life after this. And that there is a loving Heavenly Father that does want us to return to live with Him. Show more Show less