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Hi I'm Garrett Olsen

I grew up in Nampa, Idaho. I have studied Chinese for 3 years. I love tennis and the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play sports, especially tennis. I like to be active in the outdoors. My favorite things to do outdoors are to go camping, hiking, four wheeling, and snowmobiling. I have studied Chinese for about 3 years and I want to continue learning the language. I also really like their food. When I was about 10 years old I got asthma and ever since I have been interested in pursuing a career dealing with the lungs and breathing. I am also an Eagle Scout. I have received my mission call to Stockholm Sweden. My family means so much to me and they have helped me become a better person. I'm glad to know that families can be together forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know it to be true for myself. My parents have taught me the beliefs of the Gospel since I've been a little kid, and as I have tested the things they have told me to do I have been happy. When I don't do those things something seems off about my day. I know that as I live the Gospel it brings me happiness. I know that Joseph Smith was and is a true prophet of God. The sacrifice and determination of his own life is a testimony to me that the work he was doing is true. As I have read the Book of Mormon and I know that the words in them are true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the way I live my life. In my everyday life I try to act in a way so that when people see me they know what I believe. I live by example so that people may see what I represent as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I get to participate in service projects through both my church and school to help those in the community. I also help youth by organizing activities for them and attending meetings to learn how to be a better example.