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Hi I'm Garrett Hartzfeld

I am from Oklahoma. I enjoy playing soccer. I am serving a full time mission in the Michigan Detroit Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently nineteen years old and serving a mission. I have played soccer for fourteen years and cannot get enough of sports. I have received a mission call to labor in the Michigan Detroit mission and will be done serving around January 2017. I then plan on attending college and studying to become a dentist. I love anything outdoors. I just enjoy being active and getting out and doing something. I also really enjoy photography and love trying to capture some of the beautiful things that God has created. I just want to live life to the fullest and enjoy the time I have. Life is much more meaningful that way.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this faith, so I did not have to search for it. But we are all still converts to this church. I have been extremely blessed to have a family in this church. This church has provided me the foundation I need to go and live every day life. It allows me to be strong and to make my own decisions. It teaches wrong from right and helps me whenever I struggle with a problem. I love this church and the people in it because we are all a family. This church has taught me to become close with my Heavenly Father and to be able to know that we are never alone in life no matter how alone you feel. He is there, to comfort you and guide you. I know without a doubt that our Savior lives and that he died for us. I love him and know that he loves me. I truly began to know this was true when I was a teenager. I had always heard if you want to know, pray about it. Finally I took the opportunity and I prayed asking my Heavenly Father if this was His true church. The feelings I received and the love I felt I will never forget. I love this gospel and know with all of my heart that it is the restored gospel on the face of the earth today. I invite all to pray and find out too. It will bless you.

How I live my faith

I help out in many ways at our church. Being a youth, we serve many other people. The young men in our church always perform service for others and try to give back to the community as much as we can. It is our duty to serve because that is what Christ did his whole life. I now live my faith by spreading the gospel to many others around the Detroit area. Trying to follow Christs example and teach others.