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Hi I'm Forrest

I love Jesus Christ, His good news, God and His children. I've been called to serve the people in the Taiwan Taipei MSN.

About Me

I have graduated from high school. I have received my mission call to serve the people in the Taiwan Taipei MSN. I played varsity basketball for four years. I love to learn; especially about religious truths. I love my family, they're my best friends. I love to be around people and enjoy spending time and talking with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which is Jesus Christ's church restored in these last days. I was blessed to be born into His church to teach others about Him and His Everlasting Good News. He's my Savior and my Redeemer. I know that it is only in and through Him that man can be saved, and in no other way. He is the same God that is spoken of in the Old and New Testament and I add that I know that the Book of Mormon is in truth, another Testament of Jesus Christ. He taught us that He came to fulfill the law, and that through Him we could be forgiven of our sins. He taught us the higher law, to love our neighbor as ourselves, and to believe in Him. He's the living Christ. He did what no other man could do, he was the Only Begotten of the Father, and His Eldest Spirit Son. I know that we are literally spirit children of our Heavenly Father. He loves every one of His children, and has a plan for them. He gave up His Son Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice for sin and death. Through Christ's grace or willing sacrifice, and His infinite love for mankind, we can be forgiven of our sins, and we can live again. He taught us that He will deny none that come unto Him. Anyone with a humble heart and contrite Spirit He will forgive. All will live again. It is only through Him that we are perfect in this life, and it is only through Him that we can one day be perfect ourselves. He is the great I Am. I know that the Holy Spirit whispers to our hearts, revealing the truth of all things. Anything which inspires, uplifts or entices us to do good and to believe in God and His Son Jesus Christ and to serve and love our fellowmen is of God. We know it's good because of the way we feel, the Holy Ghost which enters into our hearts, and because of the fruits of the Spirit we feel, which are joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, kindness and love unfeigned. I write these things in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I desire to live my faith in and through Jesus Christ. He is everything to me. I know that I am nothing without him and that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I also know that without Charity, even if I have everything, I am nothing. I know that God said that his commandments were to believe in His Son Jesus Christ, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. I know that the gospel is the glad tidings, that it is simple and that through our Savior we can have indescribable joy. I live my faith, by exercising my faith in my Savior Jesus Christ, believing that through Him and His Atoning Blood we are made whole again, knowing that when I am weak, then am I strong. And I live my faith, by trying the best that I can to love my neighbor as myself.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Forrest
Official Church Answer The prophet Joseph Smith taught ‘Therefore ye are justified of faith and works, through grace...’ (see JST Romans 4:16). The Book of Mormon teaches ‘For we labor diligently to write to persuade our children, and also our brethren to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace we are saved after all we can do’ (2 Nephi 25:23). The Book of Mormon adds ‘all that we could do [was to] repent of all our sins’ (Alma 24:11). A Book of Mormon prophet named Lehi taught, ‘There is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah’ (2 Nephi 2:8). There are so many scriptures I could add, but the Official Church Answer is true. Through the Grace of our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ, we can be forgiven of our sins, and we can live again forever. I know that it is through Jesus Christ that we are saved, and in no other way. He is everything. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Forrest
We believe the Bible is true and wonderful! We do regard it as Holy Scripture and the Word of God, and we are so grateful that we have it. We love and seek out anything that is true and virtuous, and we are also grateful for the other scriptures we have which are regarded as official doctrine and Holy Scripture which are The Book of Mormon (Another Testament of Jesus Christ, which is a record of God's dealings with the inhabitants of ancient America from 2,000 BC to 400 AD), The Doctrine and Covenants (A collection of revelations given for the establishment and regulation of the Church of Jesus Christ in the last days), and the Pearl of Great Price (a selection of revelations, translations, and writings of The Prophet Joseph Smith). Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Forrest
We can come to know our Father in Heaven through sincere and real prayer. Also, the creation of the world and everything around us is divine proof from which we can learn of our Heavenly Father. We can also come to know Him from reading the scriptures and finding things directly about Him, and we from reading about His Son Jesus Christ, who said, "If ye have seen Me, ye have seen the Father." Another way to learn of our Father, is through listening and reading the testimonies and words the apostles and prophets who have been called as special witnesses of Christ in these latter days as well as in ancient times. I also know, that we can come to know our Father in Heaven through loving and serving our fellowmen, for when we are in the service of our fellow beings, we are only in the service of our God. And we learn of others best, when we are loving and serving them. If you so much as desire to believe, you will receive truth precept upon precept, here a little and there a little, until your belief is no longer belief, but it is a knowledge, knowing of these things without doubt. Show more Show less