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Hi I'm Lewis

I am a convert, a missionary and an adventurer. I love to travel, learn and hang out with awesome, inspiring people.

About Me

I'm 21 and I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in Belgium and the Netherlands. I'm one of two sons to my amazing parents. I love being spontaneous, going to (and usually getting lost) in new places, meeting new people and trying new things. I know that as long as we embrace change we continue to grow. I love technology and it's power to change the world for good. Before my mission I studied at University and worked as an executive recruiter.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that when we receive an impression in our heart, we can use our mind to either rationalise it away or to accomplish it. I'm a Mormon because I have come to know for myself that God exists, lives and has a plan for us, that Jesus Christ suffered for our sins and that through modern-day revelation, God continues to speak to us. I know that the Book Of Mormon is a gift and echo the words of its introduction - that "a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book". Like all gifts, we must unwrap it and use it to realise its full potential. I know that as we read, ponder and pray about the Book Of Mormon, it becomes clear just how much God loves us and what is required for us to have happiness in our lives. I have seen the difference the gospel of Jesus Christ can make to the lives that it touches. It brings truth, enlightenment, strength, purpose, knowledge and comfort. By humbling myself to the extent to which I realised that I did not need to have a perfect knowledge of all things in order for me to know they're true, I was able to act in faith and have the courage to accept what I felt in my heart rather than what I was rationalising away in my head. My decision to be baptised, to continue to stay active in the church and to accept and magnify the responsibilities I have been given came from realising just that. In order for the gospel to be written in our hearts, our hearts must first be open. Without a heartfelt desire, we can participate in Church meetings and activities, missionary lessons and prayer, but it won't make much difference. I know that it is through an open, willing and sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, that the truth of all things can be manifested to us. This has happened to me and millions of others. It continues to happen each day and in every corner of the world. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I'm a thinker. I'm an earnest seeker of absolute truth and I love to question and experiment with concepts and questions. My faith helps guide me through life. It provides a rock-solid foundation on which I can navigate my way through the trials and tribulations life throws at me. I believe that the decisions we make and actions we take characterise us as people. By striving to live more like my Saviour, I know that I can make better decisions, take better actions and learn to love and serve others. I believe with all my heart that a man is never as tall as when he is on his knees - through earnest prayer, pondering and keeping commandments I know that I can live more righteously and learn more about myself and my purpose here in life. I know that the only real gift we have to give is that of our own personal will - moral agency is a divine gift. I know that as we align our personal will with that of our maker, our lives gain strength, clarity and purpose.