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Hi I'm Elder Corbin Long

Hi y'all, I'm Elder Long and I'm serving a full-time mission in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I speak a little bit of Irish(Gaelic).

About Me

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah two years after my family moved from Austin, Texas. When I was 7, I moved to Lehi, Utah and lived there until I was 11 and a half years old, then my family moved back to Austin, Texas and lived there for 7 years until moving to San Marcos, Texas were I lived for one year before serving my mission in Salt Lake City. While living in San Marcos, I served a part-time mission at the Bishop's Storehouse in Round Rock, Texas. My father Ben is from Garber, Oklahoma, and my mother Carol is from Austin, Texas. I have 3 older sisters, 3 brother-in-laws, and I am a proud uncle of 2 nieces and 3 nephews. I love studying the Gospel, researching my Genealogy, and I'm infatuated with all things relating to the Gaelic peoples. I am so infatuated with the Gaelic part of my heritage that I've been learning the Irish language (also known as Gaelic), and plan to learn Scottish Gaelic after I attain fluency in Irish. When I go to college I plan to learn linguistics so I can learn all of the languages on my bucket list: Irish, Scottish Gaelic, German, Welsh, and Hebrew. My ancestry comes from Bavaria (Germany & Switzerland), Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, France, the Netherlands, possibly Finland, and at least a couple of Native American tribes. I also enjoy classic video game consoles such as the NES, N64, and the old Xbox. (I don't play them on the mission of course! :) I also love weightlifting, and playing sports instead of watching them.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I did not always care about living the Gospel or had a testimony. I went to church only because of friends who went to church and I lived with my parents who are active members with mighty and powerful testimonies. I didn't understand the Gospel, I saw the commandments as restrictive, and I didn't care about the Gospel at all. About a month after my High School graduation, my life changed for the better, I decided to pray and read the scriptures with pure intent, rather than doing that just because my parents would remind me. I truly wanted to know. One late morning I received a powerful Spiritual Experience which helped me truly convert to the restored Church of Jesus Christ. I gained a testimony that God loves me and that I have a duty as a Son of God to obey his commandments and to start serving a mission so I can fulfill my Priesthood duty by serving Him by serving my fellow Children of God. I am forever indebted to my God for having me born in a time where the true Church of Jesus Christ is restored upon the Earth. I am grateful for the Atonement, the Holy Scriptures such as the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. I am grateful for modern prophets and apostles, the Holy Priesthood, the Gospel principles which tremendously bless my life, Eternal Families, and for my Heavenly Father, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I always read my Scriptures and pray to my Father in Heaven every single day. Every time I go through a day without reading my Scriptures or saying my prayers, I feel something missing. I repent every single day so I can be cleansed by the Atonement made by the Savior, Jesus Christ, and to become like him so I can return to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ someday. I also strive to forgive others who have trespassed against me so I can be forgiven of my Heavenly Father. It would be hypocritical of me to beg my Father in Heaven for forgiveness while I refuse to forgive others. Matthew 18: 21-35. I strive to improve myself as a missionary by obeying the mission rules, indulging in missionary work with a positive attitude, and I discuss with my companion on how we can improve ourselves as missionaries. Even though it's not easy to follow the Gospel principles and the mission rules, I've found that blessings flood in when I follow them. When I don't, I don't feel as close to God as I am when I'm obeying the commandments.