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Hi I'm Logan

I'm a Missionary, I'm a writer, and I'm a Mormon. :)

About Me

I think a good word to summarize what I'm like is 'spunky'. I enjoy a lot of different things from all across the spectrum; everything from writing novels, reading, and playing video games to making jokes, skateboarding, skee-ball, volleyball, swimming, hiking, biking, rock climbing, lighting things on fire, and anything else that vaguely resembles having fun or adventuring. You name it, chances are, I enjoy it. I am a self proclaimed nerd, and have done a lot of nerdy things. I enjoy 80s music, public domain software, pretty much anything that is edible- especially Chinese food and shawarma- and anything involving the acoustic guitar. I love board games, pop culture references, and the smell of old books. I am the second of five children, with great parents who taught me about God and helped me learn for myself what path I should follow. I'm grateful for that. I love my family, and enjoy spending time with them, whether it's playing football with my brothers, watching Netflix with my sister, going out for dinner with my mom, or playing Magic: The Gathering with my dad, you can pretty much count me in every time. Presently, my life plan is to study English and Mandarin Chinese, and then look for opportunities to teach English in China. It's kind of exciting and adventurous... But that's kind of the way I like to live my life. Ultimately, my faith helps build upon and expand every aspect of my life, and brings me a lot of happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. To me, it's that simple. On top of that, I've had many experiences that help me know that this is God's path. One litmus test I've been able to apply involves the Book of Mormon. If the Book of Mormon is God's word, then Joseph Smith was truly a prophet, and more importantly, this really is Jesus Christ's church on the Earth. I have taken the opportunity to read the Book of Mormon, compare it side by side with the Bible, and then ask God in prayer if the book is true. I know for myself that it is. However, I wouldn't continue to walk in Christ's footsteps if I didn't think it was doing me any good. As I've earnestly tried to obey His counsel, I have been blessed in many aspects of my life. These blessings are another evidence to me of the truthfulness of His gospel. A final reason for my membership in Jesus Christ's church comes from the change I've seen it work in others. As a missionary, I've had the opportunity to watch many people change their lives through the Savior of the world. I have seen an actual difference in these people- not just in what they do, but in their very being. People who have accepted Jesus Christ and have chosen to diligently follow His gospel as restored through Joseph Smith are happier, more energetic, more kind and loving, and more at peace. I have seen this change in my own life, and countless others'. I know that this change is not imagined, nor is it something that arbitrarily comes through a change of lifestyle only. I know that this change is wrought through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, a sacrifice which enables us to put our past mistakes behind us and become new people. The hope that this sacrifice provides- as well as the evidence I have seen of its existence- are why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Presently, I live my faith by serving a full-time mission for the church in Ontario, Canada. That doesn't make me a perfect person, but walking the path of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is something that affects every aspect of my life. I live my faith by studying the scriptures and learning about who Jesus Christ is. When I learn something about the Savior, I do all that I can to apply that to my life. From being more kind to those I love, to being more obedient to God's commandments, to working more diligently to help the people in Ontario, everything I have learned from Jesus Christ has blessed and strengthened my life. As a missionary, every minute of every day is spent talking to people about Jesus Christ. It's not always easy to maintain that focus level, but it's brought so much joy to my life. Following the footsteps of Christ every day and improving myself has brought me a great sense of peace and purpose. In a lot of ways, my faith is tied to everything that I do.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Logan
God has always spoken to his people through men called prophets. The Bible is the writings of ancient prophets, and we believe it to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly. The first major division of the Christian Bible (The Old Testament) bears witness of a promised Messiah, to come and save God's people from sin and death. The second major division (The New Testament) deals primarily with the coming of Jesus of Nazareth, the promised Messiah; his doctrines, and the establishment of his church; and the teachings of the early leaders of his church. (The Apostles). This collection of sacred writings bears a powerful witness of Jesus Christ, and therefore forms a cornerstone in our foundation of faith in Him. Our belief in and reverence for the Bible comes from the spiritual witness we receive of its truth. The Lord invites all men to "ask, and ye shall receive; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." As people study and ponder the Bible, and then ask God if it is true, they will receive the same answer that millions of Latter-Day Saints have already received- That is, that the Bible is the word of God. Show more Show less