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Hi I'm Austin Birrell

"This little light of mine; I'm gonna let it shine"

About Me

I'm an out door type of guy; but I also love watching movies. Lord of the Rings and Star Wars—what more could you want? I love Mexican food and IN N OUT, so good. I love wake boarding, snow boarding, and long boarding. Did I mention I am not any good at any of those... Hikes are good too. I love socializing. I'm as yellow as they come; "The party don't start til I walk in".

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. Naturally, that made me a Mormon! I chose to be baptized when I was 8—the age of accountability. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it is true. I received my witness, from the Holy Spirit, that this is indeed the true and living church; same one as in the Bible. Because the Book of Mormon is true; Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Meaning, Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet today. Why am I a Mormon? Because this church is more true than these words before you this day. I love this church and I am grateful for my testimony.

How I live my faith

A phrase comes to mind: practice what you preach. How could I tell people to live this gospel and not live it myself?! I have a deep and abiding testimony—knowing—that this church is true! Everything that is good in my life has come because of the restored gospel. The only way I know how to show my appreciation, and love, is to be obedient to the commandments of God. It's also the only thing that has brought me true and lasting happiness, period. Prayer helps a lot. I need the Lord's strength everyday.