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Hi I'm Bo Mortensen

I live life to the max. Wrestling is my forte as well as making my family laugh. My family is eternal, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am 26. I married the love of my life in the Jordan River Temple. We have 1 beautiful daughter with more little ones on the way. I love to wrestle and play baseball as well as play the piano while i listen to my wife sing and on occasion I sing along as well. My wife and I spend our spare time baking, cooking and helping our daughter grow into a beautiful daughter of God. I am currently going to school to join the forces in the Emergency Medical Services field. My current job has me working in a lumber yard for a local company, supplying the husbands of surrounding cities with all the right tools for their "honey-do lists". I am the 2nd of 4 boys in my family. Yes, 4 boys, oh my poor mother. I served a mission in the Washington Kennewick Mission and returned with honor, I will forever look upon my mission as one of the greatest experiences I have gained. Also, my family and I carry out most of our conversations through movie quotes, mostly Disney movies but with our diverse selection of movies we have watched we carry on very interesting conversations. It is never a dull moment in our household and I would not have it any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the covenant. Meaning that my parents are both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormon church), but speaking from experience it was not as easy as you would think. My parents taught me in the ways of the church, and taught me how to learn for myself and gain my own testimony of the teachings of the Prophets and the Book of Mormon. I personally did not gain my own testimony until I was 17 years old. I had dislocated my elbow the first day of wrestling practice and I was bummed, this meant that I would not get to wrestle for an entire season! I would have to wait for my arm to heal and maybe with a glimmer of hope play baseball 12 weeks down the road. At that moment, sitting in the hospital bed, awaiting the doctors to come in and tell me the news, my father, being a worthy priesthood bearer, gave me a blessing. In this blessing he stated, "by your faith you will be healed" and a few other things that are precious to me. After the blessing the doctors came in, put me to sleep and fixed me up, i remember nothing except the words from the blessing my father had given. Later during that week, I had read in the Bible that God gives us commandments and challenges us to challenge him with the promises he will give. SO, I put God to the challenge. I did everything i could, I prayed daily, read the scriptures daily, and did everything God would expect of me to do. I had a full and very speedy recovery, the doctors had told me that it would be a 9-10 week recovery. With God's help I was able to heal within 3 weeks. From that moment on I knew that I had to be fully dedicated to the Lord and his commandments. I AM A MORMON, and I believe that God has a purpose for us all, and that purpose even for myself I am fully not sure of, but I am extremely excited to learn and grow into the person God expects me to be, and that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by helping others along their way. I like to think that I have a lot to offer people, so I do what I can to help people have a better day. My current calling is a Ward Missionary, which I love because it allows me to act like I am still serving a mission. I love being able to help people feel Spirit of God come into their lives and in their homes. With serving alongside the full time Missionaries I can help assist them with teaching and hey even possibly learn some new things that I may not have known before. I have currently started reading The Book of Mormon again (sadly I have not been reading it as much as I should) which is something that I regret cause The Book of Mormon as so many teachings and doctrines that can be applied to everyday life. By me not reading The Book of Mormon daily I feel like I have missed our on many blessings, blessing for myself and for my family. Also as a Ward Missionary we get to set up events and activities that pertain to Missionary Work. For example we had a great s'more and hot dog roast a couple weeks ago. We had many people of our own faith show up as well as many people not of our faith. It is always fun to see a bunch of people get together for a good time and not have religion be a barrier that separates one from another. Lastly a big way I live my faith by being an example to those whom i am around. Showing people compassion, love and trust helps people more understand why I love this gospel so much. I can only hope my example inspires other people to not necessarily become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but to inspire them to become a better person for themselves and their own families.