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Hi I'm Garrett

I am a brother and a son. I am a blacksmith and pianist. I am a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family, and I was lucky enough to be born one of six kids, to loving parents in a good home. Sadly it was not a storybook existence, my older brother was diagnosed at age seven with a brain tumor, and although the surgeons removed it, his brain was damaged and less noticeably he just has never matured emotionally. He teaches us all how to love unconditionally and how to be more patient. I love to do things with my family, especially music, we love to sing and play music together! We also love to work together and create together, early on in life my dad taught me the value of hard work and craftsmanship, and because of that I learned how to do a lot by myself. Blacksmithing and carpentry bring me a lot of joy in working with my hands.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon, I have learned the gospel from the beginning of my life. However, I am most definitely not a perfect person and as I grew up I did some things that I'm not proud of. I felt awful. I felt sick to my stomach, until I was reading the Book of Mormon, in 3rd Nephi 17:21 where it says "He took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them." When I read that I knew that Heavenly Father loves me. That day I remembered the gospel of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I began to repent and as I did I felt the love of my Savior, Jesus Christ, and I felt the love of My Heavenly Father. I am a Mormon because I have felt the love of my Savior, and I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will help me become closer to that love. I am a Mormon because 1600 Years ago one man was inspired to write a verse that was translated 200 years by another inspired man. I am a Mormon because that verse helped me to see what I was missing, the Love of My Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. I am one of the only Mormons in my school, and living the gospel is difficult sometimes, but I strive to keep myself on the right track. One of the things that helps me to remain on the right track is that I serve with the young members of our area as a chair for the local youth committee. I help plan the activities and work very hard to make sure all of the youth feel included, members and non-members alike. Another way I live my faith is to help keep my home a place where you can feel love. I often invite my friends into my home, and I love it when they say to me, "In your home, I feel at home" This is my favorite way to serve my friends, and show them what the gospel means.