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Hi I'm Geoffrey

I'm a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in Latvia. I'm a drummer. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently serving as a missionary in the Baltic Mission, in the country of Latvia. Music, sports, camping, hiking, fishing, and all other types of recreation were part of my life before my mission. I come from a family of 6, including 1 older brother and 2 older sisters. My parents were divorced when I was 9. I earned a college degree while I was in high school. I play drums and guitar, and I love writing music when I have the time. My band, Reckless Escape, produced a 5-song record before I left on my mission. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and I have a testimony of the joy it brings to my life. My only hope is that I can have a successful mission and bring that joy to the others whom I'll be serving in Latvia.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was born of goodly parents, who loved the gospel and taught us as children to love it as well. I grew up learning all the things pertaining to this gospel, as age would permit, and I enjoyed learning gospel doctrine and principles. When my parents divorced, I had to decide for myself, even at a very young age, what I would do concerning this church. I knew what was right, and I had a testimony that if I followed the teachings of Christ, I would be blessed. Through the years I have developed a strong testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ here on the Earth today. I know the Prophet Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, called in these latter days to restore the true power of God to the earth. I know that God the Father and His son Jesus Christ live, and that the Holy Ghost bears witness of them. I believe in the power of the priesthood and in the gifts God has given us. I know that he loves us, no matter our past. He sent His son to atone for the sins of all mankind, that through Him every person He created would be saved and have the opportunity to dwell with Him again.

How I live my faith

I live the gospel of Jesus Christ by serving Him full-time. My mission includes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus in Eastern Europe. I am assigned to serve in Latvia, speaking the Latvian language. My purpose is to help the people there to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. I do my best to serve with faith in the Lord God and I strive to do His will.

What is faith?

Faith is an important part of believing in Christ. Through faith, we can develop a close relationship with that being who created us - our Heavenly Father. We can also claim the blessings of the Atonement of Christ through repentance. Faith is the key to obtaining salvation. Show more Show less