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Hi I'm Parker

I'm a drummer, a mountain biker, a HUGE Star Wars fan, an Ultimate Frisbee player. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always been a member of the church, But not always a fully converted one. I love Eating. Mainly sweet things. Im going to study Percussion at the University level and hope to become a studio drumset player. I love drums and percussion. I placed 1st in the Oregon State Drum solo competition for High Schoolers. I am an avid Ultimate frisbee player. I know the Script to the original Star Wars movies by heart, I love being outside and doing fun things in the rain. I am serving a mission for 2 years in Concepcion, Chile.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the covenant, There was a long time of my life (my mom doesnt know this) But there was a time when I was just going to church to go to church. To be with my family. It was just another thing for me to do to not sit at home and be bored. I participated in every part of the church, I had good friends there, I had fun at church. But I realized that I wasnt 100% sure of the things that they were teaching me. So I did what they always said- Read and pray- So I did. I recieved my answer. Not right away. Its different for everybody. Some people recieve their answer immediately. for me it was like a foggy day. In the morning its kind of hard to see the things that are around you, but as the day goes on, the sun goes on risisng, and by the end of the day, its all clear and you can see everything, and I have since gained a Testimony, and learned to love this church and its people.

How I live my faith

I read Scriptures daily and serve the church while on my Mission. I keep in mind always what our savior did for us. And I have seen this help me in My life, and now I want to share what helped me, with others.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Parker
You have to look at what the Apostles of Jesus Christ did while they were on the Earth. They left all of their possesions to go out and preach the gospel. They didnt recieve ANY recompence. Nothing. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the EXACT same as the Church of Jesus Christ in the days of the new testament. So, its logical that the Clergy would not be paid. AND its a service that we do for God, and for me, thats worth more than any amount of money. Show more Show less