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Hi I'm Thomas

I am a Cellist. I will study food science at BYU after completing my two year church mission to South Korea. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I decorated cakes in highschool as a small business. Now I am a host at a local restaurant, saving money for my mission. I was just admitted into BYU last spring and I am so excited to attend. I just graduated highschool, and I am so glad to be done with the stresses of school work, and SATs/ACTs, and college applications! I have played the cello since I was in Kindergarten and am finally started to slow down in my cello studies now that I am graduated from school. I love cooking! It is so much fun. I love experiencing new foods and tastes. I will study food science at BYU when I return from my two-year mission to South Korea.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are converts to the Church and so therefore, I was born into the Church. I will be forever grateful for my parent's faith to make the change to this gospel and to follow the spiritual promptings they received. My whole life I have been on a kind of spiritual journey to discover for myself if this church is true. I know it is true. I have studied and asked questions for myself of whether or not this gospel is true. After reading the Book of Mormon I prayed to God asking if this church was true and if the Book of Mormon is true. I received confirmation that is true. Nothing in the world has brought me as much happiness as living this Gospel. I find true joy when I study the scriptures and follow His commandments. I recognize the blessings that I receive in this church, and I know it is Jesus Christ's church restored to the Earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. I have a calling at church called a "Ward Missionary" so I basically support the local missionaries, and I spread the gospel whenever I can. I tell my friends about my church and invite them to come. We have meetings every week or so, where we discuss how we can help others come closer to Christ and how we can reach out to those people who are seeking the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives. Additionally, I study the scriptures so that I can live their teachings in my life. Each night before I go to sleep I read a few pages out of the Bible or the Book of Mormon so that I can make spiritual goals and receive revelation. At work and at school I invite my friends and colleagues to make the right choices that will bring them closer to their Heavenly Father. Even though I know I am not a perfect person, I try to be an example to everyone I meet.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Thomas
We believe that having eternal life means to live with our Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ after death. Everyone will be granted immortality, to live forever, but based on our choices, faith, and morals, we will be judged and rewarded. The reward we will receive for keeping God's commandments will be to live in his presence for eternity, in happiness and joy. The people who choose to not follow His commandments will live forever, but will not be able to experience the love and joy of being in the presence of God. Show more Show less