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Hi I'm Kortland Phillips

I get lost in books as I read. I'm a college student at Utah State University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a wonderful family in Utah. I'm the fourth of six children. I have always loved to learn, I love to read. When I was little, I ended up teaching myself how to read. When I get a new book, I get absolutely absorbed in it. Books, in my opinion, are an entrance to a whole other world, one where you can do anything. I'm currently studying at Utah State University in Logan to be a librarian. I returned home early from my mission, in consultation with my mission president. In the following year, I grew so much closer to my Savior. I learned to rely on Him, and to be who He wants me to be. My family, my ward, and my Savior sustained and supported me throughout that year. Through the grace of God, I was able to return to my mission. I know now that the grace of God is sufficient to help us overcome everything that is wrong or difficult in our lives. I try to live each day so that I become a more devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. Am I perfect? Definitely not! But I am trying and relying on Christ. And for now, that's enough.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a LDS family. Though I grew up with this knowledge about the gospel, I still had to gain a testimony. Through sincere prayer and repentance and study, I now know that the Church is true. Its teachings resonate with me and my values. I love the Church and all the blessings it brings into my life. I know that Joseph Smith restored the true gospel on the Earth, and that he saw Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and that it is the most correct book on the Earth today. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet, and that he leads and guides the Church according to Heavenly Father's will. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I always read my scriptures, go to church, and pray. Without those things in my life, each day just drags on and on, and I feel like I'm missing something. As I keep those habits of faith up, I find great power and an ability to feel God's love each day. I am always working to improve and to repent. Through repentance each day, I find myself to be more devoted in my discipleship. Without the Savior's Atonement, I certainly would not be where I am today. He has helped me to become who I am.