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Hi I'm John

I am an artist. I love the outdoors, my family, and my Father in Heaven. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love this Gospel. I know that you're on a Church website and you were expecting to find something like that, but hear me out. I really, honestly do. It fills me with joy and light. When I do what the Gospel tells me to, I feel love for others, and that is the best feeling ever. I love Heavenly Father's love. I love Jesus Christ's love. I love this Earth which they have made for me. I love the Plan they have for me, wherewith I can live with my family forever. I love my family. I love those around me, and I know that they are part of my Eternal Family too. We are all part of Heavenly Father's family. That idea and the feeling of love which comes with it are incredible. They are hard to maintain, but they fill me with happiness and light and they are incredible. I thank Heavenly Father for this Gospel and for my opportunity to participate in it while on this Earth.

Why I am a Mormon

Some people may say that I'm a Mormon because I was born a Mormon. This is true, but I think it is much more than that. The Gospel allows me to feel I love this gospel because of the joy and light which it brings. As I follow the Gospel more, I experience more joy. I know that in hard times I can find peace through the Gospel. It can be a sword for me to lean on. I know that this Church is lead by a Prophet who is called of God. He serves with men who are also called of God. I have felt it in the words they speak. I love the joy that comes from keeping the Commandments. I know they come from a loving Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus Christ leads our Church. He does so that we might return to live with Heavenly Father. They both love us so much. Incomprehensibly so. As I rely on the Church and its teachings through hardships, it has allowed me access to the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Through the Atonement of Christ, I can overcome all things. I know that it can do the same for you. I love this Church, and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith in my daily life. It shines through and permeates every aspect of my life. I arise and pray. I read the scriptures. I try to eat healthy and work out, because I believe that my body is a gift from God and I want to keep it fit. I practice my talents so that I can use them to serve others and Heavenly Father. I am currently a Missionary representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I help others come unto Christ by helping them know about and understand His Gospel, His great plan for happiness. First and foremost, I do this because I believe that Heavenly Father has asked me to do so through His Prophets both in the Scriptures and today. As I have served in this Mission, I have learned that I love helping others and talking with them. I love forming connections with others. I am grateful that Heavenly Father has helped me to learn these things about myself through obedience to His Commandments. They truly make me happy. They bring me joy.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

John
I like to remember that our bodies are one of God's greatest creations. As one of our leaders at last General Conference said, they are the temples of our spirits- your very own temple. They are to be respected, and not defiled in any way. To help keep our bodies healthy, the Word of Wisdom is a law that was given to us. We follow this law to treat our bodies like they should be treated. It includes proper eating, regular exercise, and adequate sleep. One of the most noticable aspects of the law is abstinance from tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, and all illegal drugs. We do this to treat out with the respect they deserve, and keep them healthy. We believe it is a commandment from God, and follow it with diligence because of the blessings it brings. Although it was revealed in 1833, it's priciples have been and are continued to be proved by the scientific community. Show more Show less