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Hi I'm Sterling

I'm 17, attending BYU. I love to workout, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work out everyday (except Sunday). Whether it's at a gym, or in my own home. I love playing sports and being outside, but I'm always down to watch a movie and stay in. I kind of have an addiction to cars and I am attending BYU to become a Mechanical Engineer.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always grown up in the religion. Ever since day one, I've been encouraged to go to church and partake of the sacrament. I love this church. Everything about it points to our Heavenly Father and I'm glad I can recognize that. When I was baptized, it was my choice. We have constant revelation from our Heavenly Father who guides us through this world of turmoil and temptation. But most importantly, our families are forever. When a man and a woman are sealed for time and all eternity in the temple, it's a special bond between them and God. And when they make this bond, they are blessed with eternal families, that we can all be together again. I love my family and I always want them by my side. No other church has that promise. That is why I love this gospel, and that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love personal fitness. I look in the mirror every day and see room for improvement. I use this same mentality when thinking about the gospel: there's always room for improvement. I am currently serving as a sacrament distributor in my Young Single Adult ward at BYU. I have my mission call and am going to the Perú Lima South Mission, Spanish speaking and I report on August 27th.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

God promises great physical and spiritual blessings to those who follow the Word of Wisdom. Today, the scientific community promotes some of the same principles that a loving God gave to Joseph Smith nearly two centuries ago. We are commanded to avoid such substances because they can become addicting, or are even plainly unhealthy for you. I have family members who've used these substances and I've seen the heartache and pain that their family goes through. I can tell the difference between my happy, drug free family, and their Gospel-less lives. Also, our body is a precious gift from God. Not only did God tell us what to not eat/drink, but also what to eat and drink. You don't need a diet plan if you follow the Word of Wisdom provided by God. Show more Show less