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Hi I'm Eli Farnsworth

I grew up in Utah. I am serving in the Canada Winnipeg Mission. I love my friends and family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 18 years old. I just graduated from high school and I am getting ready to go out and serve a mission. I come from a blended family were my parents are divorced, and were each parent is remarried. I have a total of 8 brothers and sisters, and I have 4 nieces and nephews. I am the youngest child, and the only one living at home right now. I love spending time with friends and family, I also like to do a lot of outdoor type things too. I like to go boating, four wheeling, and camping. I also love to go on vacations. Some of my favorite places are Disneyland, Disney World, and Seattle Washington. I love the church, I was lucky enough to be born into the covenant and when I turned 8 I was baptized. I have always gone to church, and throughout my life I have gained a testimony and I know the church is true!

Why I am a Mormon

In the early years of my life when I was young my parents always took me to church, they taught me the gospel and helped me understand what being a Mormon meant. In my early teenage years I was a Mormon because I knew it was what my parents wanted me to do, I went to church every Sunday, I participated in all my classes and I did everything I was supposed to because I knew its what my parents wanted me to do. In high school my parents decided to move, we didn't move far, but we moved outside of the ward that I had known my whole life. In our new ward I had to start all over. I had to get to know new people and try to make friends. Our new ward was also triple the amount of people, and it was hard to be noticed. This was difficult for me, and it made me question why I went to church. I started praying everyday that I would be able to fit into our new ward, I prayed that I would make friends there, and that I would be comfortable. Then the new ward we were in was split, the ward became much smaller, I actually started to make friends, and in all of my church classes I was learning so many new things. This made me realize that Heavenly Father really does hear our prayers, I gained a wonderful testimony and now I am a Mormon because I know that the church is true, I know that Heavenly Father knows each of us and he knows exactly what we need. He answers our prayers, and I know that the Book of Mormon is true, I know its the word of god. I am so thankful for my testimony, and for the privilege that I have to be a Mormon. I love the church and all of its standards and I don't know where I'd be or what I'd be doing if I weren't a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have been a pretty heavy participant in my ward/community. I started in scouts when I was 8 years old. I always went on scout camps, did service projects, and I was always at the weekly activities that we would have. I had a lot of leadership roles as I was in scouting, I was the senior patrol leader, Patrol Leader, and also the scribe. At the age of 18 I received my Eagle Scout award and was very excited to have finished the scouting program. I have also been involved with the church, and have held many callings there. I have been president twice over the young men in my quorums, and I have also participated in many committees for planning various events. In school I was also apart of the Peer Leadership Team. This is a group of students who go around to elementary schools and teach younger aged kids how to say no to drugs and alcohol, and also teach kids how to stand up to bullies. Through these organizations I have really been able to show my beliefs and live my faith.