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Hi I'm Mitchell

I recently graduated from high school and am serving an LDS mission. I love Jesus Christ and I love his people.

About Me

I graduated from high school in May 2016. In high school I played football and sang in choir. I also served in student council and participated in many AP courses. I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will be in Mexico City for two years of my life. I love God and I love Jesus Christ and look forward to serving them.

Why I am a Mormon

I know this Church is true. I continue to be a Mormon because of that fact. If I didn't believe it, I wouldn't be here. If I wasn't LDS, I don't know where I would be. I had a rough patch in my life. I wasn't being the example that I could been. I wasn't living up to my potential. My best friend encouraged me to get back on track. She helped be start becoming the me I could be. She was also a Mormon. It is because of her example and her desire for me to be on the path of righteousness that I am here. If it had not been for her I would have fallen hard. I'm a Mormon today because she helped me. She helped me and I stayed with the Church. I cannot thank her enough for the gift she gave me.

How I live my faith

Being the only LDS boy on a football team of a 4A school can sometimes be hard. With all of the bad language and talk of vulgarity it becomes annoying after a while. After being around it, you kind of become desensitized. You still hear the language, and it still bothers you, but it also begins to come to your mind in your daily life. I have found that when you tell others your beliefs, if I tell the people around me that I don't swear and that I don't appreciate their swearing, they stop swearing around me. If I get on them about talking about inappropriate subjects, then they refrain from doing so. At my lunch table last year, everyone was consistently swearing. Every time any of them did, I would promptly say "Watch your mouth" whether they were finished talking or not. After a while, they either stop swearing around me, or they apologize each time they do. I am living my faith by standing strong when I am alone. My sister was a huge example to me of this. As she went through high school, she seemed to be the perfect kid at everything she did! She was the example to all of the LDS kids in our area. As she serves a mission, she still is. She was always smiling and her personal motto was "Keep Smiling!" As I go through high school, I want to be like her. I want to be the person in the hall that people look at and think "I want to be like them." As I strive to be like her, I am being an example to those around me as well.