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Hi I'm Charles Addison Johnson

I'm a Californian who studies french for fun. My true passions include food, travel and math. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I study mathematics and am working on my Bachelor's Degree. I have lived in Brazil and traveled in France. I speak Portuguese, and I am studying French and Spanish. I loved cooking ever since I was five years old. I love live theater and and any kind of outdoor activity. I have worked as a cook, a janitor and a tutor for high school English and history classes. Right now I am enjoying learning to dance, my studies and keeping up with my international friends on Facebook. I think that travel is awesome and love the feeling of a plane taking off. I now live far away from my family so I love flying home to see them on the holidays. I often miss my family, but I am grateful that I have the opportunity to get such a great education. I hope to use mathematics to help solve some of the world's greater problems and questions. Contention, disease and other world issues like hunger are perturbing to dwell on, however, I believe that there are good solutions out there waiting to be found and put into practice.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have seen how Christ's teachings have blessed my life and the life of my family. I believe that he still lives and loves each of us today. Through prayerful consideration I have come to know that scriptures like The Bible and The Book of Mormon are true and come from God to benefit us today. I feel God's love the more that I try to serve Him, and so I know that the path to happiness includes love and service. I get so excited about Christ's love and teachings that I really wish I could share it across the whole world. It is a pleasure to learn, to live and to share all the teachings that Jesus Christ has given me the opportunity to receive.

How I live my faith

I help take care of several of the single students at my university who are living far away from home. I visit them at least once a month and make sure that they are well and happy. One of the students that I am in charge of helping came all the way from China and we became fast friends. I also help the local missionaries teach people and receive the support that they need as well. I feel strong sympathy for those who live far away from their homeland especially because I once was a missionary in Brazil and it was a real challenge living in a new culture speaking a different language. I also teach a weekly class to local church members who want to prepare to serve as missionaries. I try to use my personal experience to help them intellectually, physically and also spiritually prepare themselves to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the nations of the world. I think it is important to always remember that every act of kindness and love that we do makes the world a better place. I try to be kind to strangers and even those who are not kind to me. In simple acts like that I try to live my faith.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Charles Addison Johnson
When I study the Bible, I try to enter into the mindset of the ancient authors of this great book. I try to connect to how these prophets must have felt and what they had lived through. When I do this I can better see for myself that these were real people with true concerns who were being watched over and taught by God. The teachings of Jesus Christ are stunning in their perfection and completeness and they never cease to affect me no matter how many times I read them. Though study of the Old Testament and of the New Testament in different times of my life I have come closer to Christ and grown in gratitude to God. I believe that most all Mormons feel this way, the more we study the Bible the more it becomes important to us. Joseph Smith once said, with reference to the Holy Bible, "He who reads if oftenest, will like it best." That's my feeling as well, reading the Bible and discovering its joys is a lifelong endeavor. Show more Show less