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Hi I'm Alan Noel Struening

I have been LDS my whole life. I was born in Germany and raised there, and later came to America and finished school.

About Me

I just finished High School and got accepted to ASU, my plan is to go on a mission and then go to college. I currently work at a movie theatre and it's very interesting to see the different people that come in, it lets me practice for my mission. I love music and sports, I mainly play the piano and basketball. I have been LDS my whole life and look forward to help those who have been mislead.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been LDS my whole life, so I guess this question should be easy. When I was in Primary or in the Aaronic Priesthood I didn't really have a full answer, until I got my mission call. One example that helps me answer this question, is when I visited my Grandfather in Germany who was very sick, but right before we left he told me to be an example. That's why I am Mormon, I want to be an example toward others, I want people to think "That guy over there is really nice, I wonder what religion he is". When I got my mission call I knew that only true happiness comes when you teach the gospel and invite people unto Christ. There's is this only great happiness, because it is eternal happiness, I mean yes there's happiness like money, or having a great car or house, but those are only temporal happiness. I testify that we need to pray and read "with real intent and with a sincere heart" to answer this question, I know that this church is true and that the prophets we have today help lead us to "bring to pass the immortality and eternal life unto man", I testify that our Heavenly Father does love us, so much that there is nothing that we can't overcome, I know that if we help others and even teach unto others, it is one great happiness we can achieve.

How I live my faith

Well one main reason that I think is just to help others help, whether it is teaching the gospel, or doing community work. I like to think of Jesus Christ's ministry how he lived his faith, he was the perfect example to us, and we need to strive to be that perfect example also. One of my favorite things to do in the church is community work because not only helps the person out, it blesses you as well and it's the perfect opportunity to teach others about the gospel if they aren't a member. One example I can think is taking out the sacrament to those that are unable to make it to church, there is no other great feeling than making others feel great.