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Hi I'm Sam

I love playing piano, I am a straight A student, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing piano, and playing basketball. I take classes at Cyprus High School, and Hunter High School. I am the youngest of nine children, and I was homeschooled until the 8th grade. I love making movies, and I have many videos on youtube. Some are videos of my piano playing, and some are some videos about Cyprus Seminary, and some are some highlight videos of friends and my nephews. One my of my piano videos has over 84,000 views on youtube. I am a straight A student. I love to beatbox, and to juggle. I also enjoy playing foosball and cupstacking. I am athletic, so I enjoy playing most sports. My favorite sports to play are basketball, racquetball, and ultimate Frisbee, and my favorite sports to watch are football and basketball. I love wearing nike apparel. I want to go to BYU and major in Mechanical Engineering. I am taking AP Calculus, and AP Language and Composition. I have taken percussion classes, and I enjoy writing music. I have had five different jobs. I first worked at Lambert Floral for four years, then I went to Whittier Elementary for just under three years. I then worked at a humanitarian warehouse, and at a paper and die-cutting warehouse called Perfect Register. I am now employed at Valley Crest Elementary as a sweeper.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was born into the church, but I am still a convert. I am a convert in the sense that I had to find out for myself if the church was true, and I went and did that. I am not forced to live the way that I do, I choose to live the way that I do because of the truth that I found out about the church. I read the Book of Mormon, and I prayed and asked God if it was true, and he answered me. I cannot "prove" that it is true. I cannot describe the feeling that I received. It is indescribable, and the only way for others to know what it feels like is to go and do the same thing themselves. Now as I live as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I am told again every day that the church is true. I see it everywhere, but that is because I look for it. I love this church, it brings me great joy. It has allowed me to see life in a different perspective. I place more weight on things that will bring lasting and eternal joy rather than things that die over time or only bring immediate satisfaction. Living the standards the church has set forth has allowed me to remain clean and in control of my actions and thoughts, and it has kept me safe from the dangers of the world growing up. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he died for me. I feel his love surround me every single day, and I know that he is close by watching over me. I know that he wants everyone to feel his love, but he can do nothing unless if we choose to come unto him. The church is not my "crutch" that I lean onto for support when I'm feeling down because I am week, the church is my wings to let me fly high. That is how I feel about being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I am the Seminary Council President of Cyprus High School. That is basically the equivalent of being the Student Body Officer President, just over the seminary rather than the high school. I really enjoy being the president, it has given me very many opportunities to serve others and become friends with people, and to help people draw nearer to Christ. Scouting is done at some church activities, so I am also an Eagle Scout. For my Eagle Scout Service Project I did a concert where my brother and I played the piano and we charged a donation for a homeless shelter as the entrance fee. It was a huge success. I am preparing to serve an LDS mission right now. I will spend two years spreading the message of Jesus Christ to the world full-time. It is something I have always wanted to do, and I have worked for years to be able to achieve this goal. I have had seven older siblings serve, and I am ready for it to be my turn.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

First of all, in order to understand something, you must learn about it. We believe that God will tell you personally of the truth of this church, but he won't do so if you don't know anything about it. That is why we invite you to talk with the missionaries, and they will teach you about the church and it's teachings. Then you can pray and ask if the church is true. If you pray with a sincere heart, and listen closely to the sweet feelings of inspiration that the spirit gives, then you can come to know for yourself that it is true. We don't try to convince you of the truth, we ask you to simply ask Heavenly Father, and he is the one that will tell you through the feelings that the Spirit conveys. The answer might not come immediately, so continue to study and give thoughtful consideration to what you are learning. You may have experienced feelings of peace, hope, comfort, or happiness as you’ve read. If so, you have already felt the Holy Ghost telling you that these things are true. Show more Show less