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Hi I'm Ian

I play the bass. I like biology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I play the bass and have enjoyed playing in various orchestras, jazz bands, and rock bands. I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors but video games sometimes prevent my enjoyment of a good hike, but never stop me from catching some nice powder on my snowboard. I am a high school graduate, an IB diploma recipient, and an Eagle Scout. After my mission to Washington Kennewick I plan to attend the University of Utah to study genetic engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and I have gained my own testimony of its truthfulness and its purpose of bringing happiness and salvation to all mankind. Through personal study and pondering I have reached the conclusion that this is the true church of this last dispensation and that what is taught is for the benefit of all who seek guidance in the dark and troubled times in which we live. It is a light and a beacon and it has guided me towards a life of happiness and safety. Christ is my Savior and I am being guided back to His merciful presence and for this I am eternally grateful. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am currently preparing to preach Christ's gospel by studying the scriptures and upholding the guidelines set apart to prepare me to teach with power and the Holy Ghost. I have participated in service opportunities including a LDS oriented humanitarian trip to Lima, Peru where I built the second floor of a school in the outskirts of the city.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Ian
Missions are required for those who wish to receive the blessings that come from serving the Lord and His children. Women are not required to serve a mission but they are given the opportunity, if they so wish, to gain the experiences, lessons, and blessings that come from serving one. Young men also are not required to serve a mission but we have been counseled by latter day prophets to gain a strong desire to serve a mission because of the temporal and spiritual benefits that come not only for others but for ourselves as well. Missions are strongly recommended but they are strictly voluntary. Show more Show less