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Hi I'm Avalon

I'm a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that my Redeemer lives. I am a Mormon, and I love it.

About Me

I am a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It's the best thing that I've ever chosen to do. I am serving a mission in Ecuador, where there lives a beautiful people, culture and heritage. God has sent me here and I love Him even more for doing so.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life. I was born into the church. But, "why am I Mormon"? I am a Mormon because it's true. I am a Mormon because I know, without a doubt, the truth of the gospel, the truth of Heavenly Father and his Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. I know that God loves us all as His spiritual children, and that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins so that one day we might be like Him. I know without a doubt that I am here for a purpose, I was born here to live and to learn and to grow, I was born here to teach and to be tried, to experience trials and to overcome them. When I was six years old, I lost my dad to Hodgkin's Disease. At the time, it was a giant trial that I didn't think I could ever bear. It's been thirteen years, and I miss him, but I know he is in a paradise, where he is helping others come unto Christ, and I know that we can be a family in the eternities again if we abide by the gospel and God's commandments. I am a Mormon because I know it's true. Families can be together forever, through Heavenly Father's plan, and as long as I obey His commandments, I know He will provide. I have faith in Him and Jesus Christ, and in this true, restored gospel.

How I live my faith

I have a testimony of charity and service. I enjoy helping others, especially my brothers and sisters who may have less than I. They may not be blood relations, but they are spiritual relations, and even if I do not know them personally now, I know that I will in the future. We all have had a point in our life when it felt like no one was there for us, and even though God is always there for us, it's helpful to see His work brought to pass by others, and it's refreshing to have love manifested to us. I've been a president in my youth group, as well as a secretary and counselor. I've also visited those in my church who needed a friend. I enjoy being a friend to everyone, because I enjoy seeing others happiness. I'm serving a mission, in order to provide more help to people, as well as bring those who are ready unto Christ. I'm ready and willing to do what the Lord wants me to do.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Death is the beginning of the eternities, and it is necessary in order to be resurrected. You can be with your family forever through this resurrection, and you need to leave this existence through death to move on. Death allows you to become a spirit and to go to the spiritual paradise, where you will be greeted with friends and family again. Your body, after death and resurrection, will be renewed and become completely perfect. You will be whole, as one soul, important to all, and important to God. Your soul is your spirit and your body combined, and this happens in the resurrection. But death is the gateway to this new life, because in death, your spirit goes on to learn and grow before the resurrection, so that both your body and your spirit are completely perfect. Show more Show less