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Hi I'm Preston Arnoldsen

I rode horses. I ride a bike. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a home where the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ were applied by two parents who love me. They and many others have taught me very important lessons that I feel are essential to know and have made me who I am. My Dad taught me to work hard and to do my best until the job gets done. My Mom demonstrates the attributes of faith, hope and charity and I have seen by her example why these qualities are indispensable for one to truly be happy. God has given us beautiful animals for our joy. In fact, I like to ride horses and go on awesome adventures, blazing new trails and watching a cool sunset. My favorite time of day is just before the sun sets, when it's calm and perty and there's that sweet peacful feeling. I like to whistle, eat apples and I can wiggle my ears. Right now, I'm in South Carolina riding a bike around. I teach people about the doctorine of our church and about the principles Jesus Christ has taught(faith, repentance, baptism, recieving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end). I love serving in the south because so many people already have faith in Jesus Christ and are being prepared to recieve the fulness of His gospel. I hope that by the end of my life, I can say like Paul of old, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" 2 Tim 4:7

Why I am a Mormon

Because it just makes sense. I was baptized when I was eight years old and the more I learn about mine and other religeons... it just makes sense! I've especially gained a testimony of this religeon as I've taught it to others and helped other people apply the principles. I've gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon, the Prophet Joseph Smith and I know that Thomas S Monson is a Prophet, too. I also know that Jesus is the Christ, our Savior and the only begotten of the Father. I know these things because I have followed their council and learned for myself(John 7:17).

How I live my faith

Well, as a missionary... that's kind of a loaded question(see your nearest missionary's white handbook)! I live my faith by keeping my covenants and constantly trying to become better through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I like to serve other people and that makes them happy and it makes me happy, too. And that's what it's all about!

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Preston Arnoldsen
A testimony is the result of what happens when the Holy Ghost reveals divine truth to you(John 14:26). One gains this divine witness by first, "experimenting on the word(Alma 32:27-28)" and "doing His will(John 7:17)." For example, the Church teaches about the Word of Wisdom or, the law of health. I have experimented on this "Word of Wisdom" and followed it the best I can. I have gained a testimony of the Word of Wisdom and I know that it came from God. I have also read the Book of Mormon and asked Father in Heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ if it's true and I have gained a testimony that it is(Moroni 10:3-5)! I've included some of my favorite scriptures from the Bible and Book of Mormon to help explain how I feel about this. Also read Alma 32 if you would like to know how your testimony can grow. Show more Show less