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Hi I'm Parker

Musical Theatre is My Passion. I love the Georgia Rain. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My main hobby is musical theater; I love to act and sing. My two favorite productions that I have been a part of were "Les Miserables" and " The Drowsy Chaperone". I have grown up and lived in Utah my entire life with the exception of the past two years when I lived in Atlanta, GA, serving as a missionary for the Lord. The summer storms here are the best. When I was almost 12 years old I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes or Juvenile Diabetes. It has been rough, but it has also given the Lord the opportunity to show me miracles to make it possible for me to serve, and complete my mission. Family is the most important thing to me. I am a Mama's Boy. My Daddy's Son. My siblings are the best. I'm the baby (youngest). I'm an uncle times 4. I love my nieces and nephews! And my dog Moose is one of my best friends. Oh, and I am the godfather to a cat that belongs to a women I met on my Mission in Georgia. I love animals and they seem to like me too. Whenever I feel like killing some time, Minecraft or Roller Coaster Tycoon (yes the original) are usually the answer.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church all my life, though I did not always believe in it. I went to church and did what I was supposed to but never had my own knowledge of the truth. When I was 14, I attended Especially For Youth, a week long conference for teenagers to come and learn about the Gospel in a way that relates to them. Up to this point, I wasn't sure whether or not the Church was true. I had prayed and asked for some confirmation from God that it was true. Sitting in a lesson, the teacher told us to write down a few brief statements on our beliefs in Jesus Christ. In that moment, I felt this huge warmth come over me and my eyes filled with tears and I knew that Jesus is my Savior. From then on, I have learned more and now know with a surety that this is the true church. That is why I am serving a mission, to bring the truth to the world and show my love for our Father in Heaven. The greatest blessing of being a Mormom is that with the authority of God, we have full access to the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Our sins are completely taken away without residue and we receive strength to go through our challenges with Christ leading the way. He knows what we feel and knows how to aid us. I have found relief and love through, and only through, true repentance that comes from Christ's true church. Everybody needs that relief and they need it daily. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As a missionary for the LDS Church, I get to spend my entire day teaching others the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love it. I have grown spiritually more in my time as a missionary than I have at any other time of my life. The more I learn about the principles of the Gospel, the more I know that they are true and enteral, the Principles of God. I love my faith because it gives light to the areas that are in darkness for so many others. No where can you find as much truth than in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is Christ's church with His divine authority and guidance. I also live my faith by looking past the carnal and temporal to the true meaning of joy and love. I, like many others, face the challenge of Same-sex attraction. When I was 12 years old, I began having sexual feelings towards other men. For years I struggled in complete secret, feeding the carnal desires within me. Finally when I was about 15, I developed a relationship with a close girl friend of mine. She inspired me to be better. I got up the courage to go see my Bishop, who was my dad. Through true repentance, this burden began to be lightened. It was bearable. I still had the same appetites and desires, but it didn't consume me. I felt like the real me again. When I got into High School, I began seeing a therapist who helped me to grow my attraction to women and lessen my desires toward men. I learned that Homosexuality is a choice. Many times, as in my case, an attraction to the opposite sex still exists. I have and will continue to build that attraction. I fully plan on being married to a wonderful Daughter of God and building a family in Gospel Standards. I still have and probably always will have same-gender attraction, but it doesn't limit who I am as a Son of God. Appetites make things difficult, but not impossible. So I live my faith by trusting that God has a plan and has provided a way to keep all of His commandments, no matter the difficulties we face.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Parker
Teach your children young. Pronography is reaching kids at younger and younger ages, into Elementary School. Teach them what it is and what to do when they come upon it. Help them know the beauty of sexual relationships in marriage. Everybody will run into pornography at some point, it's how to respond is what people need to know. Children must learn about the powers of procreation in a constructive loving environment. Help is there for those who are caught. No judgment or humiliation will out weigh the blessings of forgiveness from the terrible addiction. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Parker
Families are God's divine organization. We are all part of the family of God and are therefore Brothers and Sisters. Our families here on earth are the source of some of our greatest joys and we will get to live with the for eternity. For those who have not been blessed with a positive family life, the Lord has great plans in store and you will have those experiences. "Some blessing come soon, some come late, and some don't come til heaven, but for those who embrace the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they come." -Elder Jeffery R Holland. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Parker
Women are Gods greatest Creation. They are to be loved and respected. Men and Women have different roles but both are needed and are equal. Show more Show less

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

Parker
Homosexuality is against the commandments of God. That being said Same-Sex attraction is a very real thing; however, I am a living testimony that having same-sex attraction does not mean you have to be gay or lesbian. The world (Satan) confuses and makes people believe that they were "born that way" or that they "can't help it" but those are vicious lies. There is always a choice, though it may not be the easiest thing. True we are born with some tendencies that make certain commandments harder to keep, but there is hope for those who struggle! The church is a place of safety and rescue. Those who are acting on their same-gender tendencies are welcome to any church service meeting. We hope that they will find strength in Christ's atonement to overcome their challenges. The sin is against the nature God has given us and is their for a serious sin, but the person is a Son or Daughter of God and they should be treated as such. Any person who discriminates because of sexual orientation, doesn't understand and should not be viewed as a standard for the Church. Those who don't act on homosexual tendencies can enjoy all of the rights and privileges the Gospel has to offer. Sometimes there are those who, to find true happiness in God's commandments, will have to choose a life of celibacy, and I admire them greatly. Others, with counseling and support can carry on in a heterosexual life style and find great happiness therein. Show more Show less