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Hi I'm Bill Myers

I'm Bill, I'm an aspiring rapper, I like to party, and I'm Mormon

About Me

I love to laugh and have as much fun as possible. Growing up I was enthralled with sports and played football and basketball for my high school. I excelled in football and I would love to return and coach for my old high school one day. I love music and plan to make a rap album with my best friend in the near future. I am a sophomore at Brigham Young University and I plan on returning there to complete my studies following my mission. For the next two years, I will be leaving all my friends and family behind to go preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in Spanish in Albuquerque New Mexico and I'm excited for the opportunity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but most of my family stopped attending by the time I was 12. In my teenage years, I was not willing to commit to living in accordance with some of the church's teachings, and by age 15 I was planning to leave the church. At the same time I was planning on leaving the church, my life was being forever blessed by a friend in my ward Elisabeth. Elisabeth was one of the kindest and most sincere people you could ever meet. She always looked for the good in everyone and when she saw someone who was distressed or having a bad day she wouldn't hesitate to talk to them and see what she could do to uplift their spirits. She was a great example to me as someone who epitomized how Jesus Christ would love each and every one of us. I was fortunate enough to know her well and talk to her about what the gospel meant to her and I learned a lot from her perspective. At an early age she had been adopted from drug ridden home and she had a great appreciation for life and the opportunities she was blessed with by being adopted. I remember her telling me how blessed she felt knowing that she had been sealed to her new family in the temple for time and all eternity and what a significant blessing that is. When I was 16 Elisabeth was attending a church youth activity with her sister when the car she was riding in was hit, killing her, her sister, and another passenger instantly. When she died, it was her testimony of Jesus Christ and her faith that we could all live with him again that provided me with a source of comfort. I knew that day that I needed to change my life and commit to living as a worthy member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Since then, I've been trying to be a better member of the church and to show more love to the people in my life the same way Elisabeth did. I've been blessed with the opportunity to serve a mission in Albuquerque New Mexico and I'm excited to share the peace the gospel brings to those who are in need.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to love all the people in my life as best as I can. I'm far from perfect at it, but I know that's one of the most important things we can ever do. I attend 3 hours of church every Sunday, and usually different activities during the week. I also try to pray and read my scriptures daily, but I'm not perfect at it. In our church we do not have paid clergy so common members receive callings to serve in various ways. One calling that all male members share in is home teaching. This involves visiting a few assigned families or members every month to check on their well being and to assist them in times of hardship or need. This is something that is important to me as I've been blessed by the efforts of others, and I've also been able to assist those who may be struggling. I've also served as a Sunday school teacher and a ward security guard while at BYU. Teaching Sunday school was a great blessing and I'd prepare part of a lesson every week only to learn far more from those I was teaching. As my ward security guard I faced the difficult task of having to walk home and protect (if needed) the women in my church. It was something that was easy to do, but I'm grateful that I got to help the sisters in my ward who were scared or wanted the security of having someone to walk them home. Over the next two years I'll serve as a missionary, and I'd invite all of you who are looking for something more in your life to search this website and invite the missionaries over to answer any questions you have or to teach you more about the church.