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Hi I'm Sam

Born in North Somerset. I'm a positive person that seeks the good in the world. Family is everything. I am a mormon

About Me

I've spent 2 years of my life in South Africa, Johannesburg. In that 2 years I met many great people who are of many different faiths, had the chance to share what I believe with them, and served them in many different ways. I enjoy the talents of others, especially that of music and piano. Music speaks to my soul and impresses me more than anything else. I am a full time working individual and believe hard work builds our characters. I'm quite reserved so I don't say much sometimes, and I tend to get lost in my thoughts. I think a lot about my purpose on earth and what I want to achieve while I'm here. While money would be nice, I believe a real achievement is being able to change yourself into a better person and raising a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I've grown up as a member of the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-Day Saints, so it's all I know really. There was times where I thought I'd leave the church as a teenager, but that was because I saw all my friends who weren't religious going out and having "fun". As I grew older I realised that they weren't really that happy and they were always looking for other ways to satisfy their need for happiness. I have always found happiness by being obedient to the commandments, and I actually feel more free because I'm not bound by addictions like smoking and drinking alcohol. When I was truly seeking to know if being a member of the church was the right path, prayer and study of scriptures played a key role. The best person to ask for any truth is Heavenly Father. His knowledge, wisdom and power is unmatched by any mortal being. I have chosen to stay a member of the church, because I feel in my heart that it is right, and nobody can take that away from me. This is where I find true happiness and where I feel any sense of belonging. I know who I am and why I'm here and I hope to fulfil that purpose. I hope to bring happiness and joy to the lives of others.

How I live my faith

As I'm quite a quiet person, the way I live my faith is in my actions mostly. I am quite generous and giving, but I do that by giving people my time and attention. I respect what others believe and will never try to break down someone's belief. We all have our freedom of choice and I do my best to make the correct ones. No, I'm not perfect and I live in the same world as you, but I choose to live differently because it makes me happy. I'm quick to forgive and I don't hold grudges with people, simply because we all do silly things sometimes. It's also not worth the heartache, misery and anger that comes from not being forgiving. I talk freely about being a mormon to people who want to know, but I'm not pushy with people. Because I'm quieter than most people, my answers to questions are usually short and to the point. What I would say to anyone is, if you want to know about mormon's just ask one! We live in a world where it's so easy to access information from the click of a button or touch of a screen, but not all of the things on the internet are true. If you want the truth about what we believe, come and see. The congregation in my area is full of loving people and any visitors we've had have felt welcome and loved by us. I spent 2 years in an unfamiliar and new country with completely different cultures to what I'm used to. However, I learned to embrace the culture and the people and make myself familiar with them. I made sure that I was quick to be kind and looked for opportunities to help those I met. I shared messages that brought people joy, comfort and identity.