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Hi I'm Gehrig

I grew up in Sandy Utah, I'm a brother to five sisters, I'm loving serving my mission in Knoxville Tennessee, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love comic books, food, water sports, cartoons, and quoting dumb movies with my friends! I will always be a child at heart, so having fun is a big part of being who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

Like a lot of folks on this website, I grew up in the church, and even though I have been going all of my life I would not hesitate to tell you that I am a convert. There comes a time in everyone's life when its time to ask yourself "what do I believe?" well, through prayer, fasting, and even some trials of my faith, I have come to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Heavenly Father knows and loves me, and I have come to know through the Holy Spirit that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the lords kingdom once again established on this earth. I will follow the council of his prophets for the rest of my life, and if I make any mistakes then I can rely on my saviors atonement to cleanse me through my own willingness to repent. I love the Lord, and I hope you do two!

How I live my faith

I live by faith by striving to serve the lord with all of my heart, might, mind, and strength (Doctrine and Covenants 4:2!) I love having the chance to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I get to help people in so many ways, and in the process become a better person myself! When I have finished my 2 years of service in the Tennessee Knoxville mission, I will continue to strive to hold myself to everything our Heavenly Father expects of his children by living the commandments he has blessed us with.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Gehrig
To be a little blunt, we cannot condone same sex marriage or homosexual relationships, God has made his position clear, in his commandments he has given us, that marriage is to be between a man and a woman.Through the prophets,both in this day and throughout the days of the old/new testament, he tells us not to participate in gay or lesbian relationships. So does that mean that we resent people who do participate in these things? of course not. We go through challenges in this life for the purpose becoming stronger, Some people struggle with things others do not. Some struggle with the temptation to use drugs or view pornography, some struggle with anger or depression, and some are attracted to members of the same sex. Everyone has something. The key is that we do not give into these temptations. We will welcome anyone, even if you have homosexual feelings, but you should not act on them. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Gehrig
There is nothing secret going on inside of our Temples, in fact a better word for the things we do inside the Temple is "sacred". If you pull up a picture of one of these buildings, or if you go visit one in person, you will find an inscription on the outside wall of each one that says: "Holiness to the Lord, The house of the Lord" the reason Temples are built so much taller and grander than our chapels we meet in on Sunday is the fact that the Temple truly is the house of the Lord, a place where love and peace abound, and where we can have a moments rest from the troubles and cares in the world. We want to give the Lord our very best, so we construct them as carefully and as beautifully as we can, but more importantly we show him our love by our worthiness to go inside. Before a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints can enter the Temple he/she must be interviewed and found worthy to receive a temple recommend, once you do so you may enjoy the blessings of the temple. There are three main points to the temple experience: 1) The spirit of the lord can be felt here stronger than anywhere else; you may ponder and pray with the companionship of the spirit. 2) We perform ordinances and make covenants with our Father in Heaven 3) We perform those same ordinances as proxy for those who have passed on without having a chance to receive the blessings of the gospel in this life. In the spirit world, they chose to accept or reject those ordinances. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Gehrig
If you catch a snow flake as they fall lightly on a wintery day, take a close look at how each and every one shows exquisite artwork, unique from the trillions of flakes falling with it. Or look closely at the next flower you see and notice the beautifully woven colors that even the tiniest one displays. Or even view through a telescope the Dark canvas of the night sky, with its infinite stars, painted over with nebulas of clouds with stunning colors, stretching across an unfathomable plane of space. God has given us the talents of creativity, the ability to take ordinary things and put them together to create something amazing. We ourselves are all alike and yet none of us are the same, from the fingerprints on our hands to the color of our eyes, to the sound of our voices. We are a masterpiece, the prize creations of an all knowing, all loving God. Such artwork can’t happen by accident. I know there is a God. Show more Show less