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Hi I'm Connor

I love rock climbing, I love listening to music. I love watching movies. I can hurl a lime a thousand feet. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I played Lacrosse in High School and I also did Swim Team. The Swim Team was mostly to help me get in shape for Lacrosse. As Junior in High School I weighed 220 pounds and was not active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Over that Summer and in my Senior Year I lost 60 pounds and started becoming active in the Church again. After High School I immediately went and sold Pest Control. After that I went to School for a year. I started working full time in the the beginning of 2013 and started actively getting ready to serve a mission. My most recent hobbies were all started in 2013. In the Summer I started to Rock Climb. I have Climbed inside and out, and currently, because of the winter, I mostly climb in a gym. My second hobby that I absolutely love is Boxing. I am part of a MMA gym and right now I have mostly been focusing at Boxing. I am not very good at it but it is a great work out and something that I love to do. I also have loved fitness ever since I lost my weight. I do cardio 3-5 times weekly and lift weights 1-2 times a week. I also rock climb 2-3 times a week and box around 3-5 times a week. I try to be very active. I leave on my mission extremely soon, within 17 days, and I could not be more excited.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church but I consider myself a convert. When I was in High School I was in a very angry time. I did not attend Church and when I did I was unhappy. I did not live according to how I should have. During this time I did however notice that I was unhappy. In this unhappiness I turned to the Book of Mormon. I had tried to read it several times but before hand had not. Interestingly enough I did not start on page one. I had read 1st Nephi, (the first book in the Book of Mormon) so many times that I did not want to start there. I started in Alma and then I grew to love Alma. As I was reading it gave me a desire to stop living in sin and begin to come back to the Church. It was a long journey and with the help of several people including two Bishops I repented and became active in the Church. I started preparing for my Mission and leave fairly soon. I have learned the power of prayer as I have been waiting to go on my mission. I know this Church to be the true Church of God. I love this Church and most importantly I love it because it makes me happy. I remember a scripture that is something like men are that they might have joy. I think this is the most important thing in life, To Be Happy.

How I live my faith

I home teach to two families in my ward with my Stepfather. I go to a Missionary Preparation class once a week in the morning on Sunday. I also try to teach some of my friends about the gospel and help them understand the happiness that comes from it. The biggest way I live my faith is that I have committed to serving two years on a Mission.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Connor
When Jesus Christ came to this Earth he created a gospel. Unfortunately after He and his Apostles died parts of the gospel were lost, and the Priesthood was taken off of the Earth. The Restoration was needed so that the original gospel of Jesus Christ in all in fullness could be brought back onto this Earth. The Bible is great scripture and we can learn much from it. From the Restoration we also received the Book of Mormon which we can use with the Bible. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Connor
The Book of Mormon was written by several prophets who mostly lived in the American Continent. The one person who did take all of these writings and put them together as one was a prophet by the name of Mormon. That is why it is named The Book of Mormon. These prophets all testify of Christ and how we can draw closer to him. That is why the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. If we read The Book of Mormon and pray about it earnestly then we will receive a witness that it is true. This witness can come in a peaceful feeling, joy, a warm feeling, and in several other ways. Show more Show less