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Hi I'm William Young

I love sports, the outdoors, books and movies. I love spending time with my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Layton Utah by wonderful parents. I enjoy acting, and singing. In my Jr. year of high school I was in the musical the school had put on that year. I also love to read. When I find a book that really catches my attention, I could easily sit down, start reading, and not get up till I've finished the book. I also have really developed a love for sports as well (although whether I'm any good depends). I also love the outdoors especially hiking, baking, drawing, writing, and swimming, so basically everything. I have always been trying to be faithful member of the church thanks to the wonderful examples of my family and friends and the love I feel from our Savior Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has been part of the church since it was restored by the prophet Joseph Smith in the 1830's. Growing up with that kind of background, it was easy to say that I believed the church was true. I did everything that I was supposed to, I went to church, prayed, and read the scriptures with my family, but deep down I really didn't know if the church was true. I just did what everyone else did because that was what was expected. When it came time for me to start considering whether I wanted to go and be a missionary or not, I really had to ask myself "Do I believe in this? is this true?" I can now say that I know of a surety that this church is true. If you pray to the Lord with faith and a contrite spirit he will truly answer your questions and help you in any way you need his help. I have read the scriptures and felt the spirit and seen these things bless my life and I cannot deny it. I know that without this Gospel I would not be as happy or blessed as I am now. I know that if we follow the teachings of Christ we can be with our families forever.

How I live my faith

I was 1st assistant in the priests quorum which is a group in the church for young men. During that time I really had to rely on the Lord and follow him as I tried to help everyone else in our quorum. I have always tried to live the gospel and follow the Saviors example. I am currently serving our Heavenly Father and the church as a full time missionary in Oregon. I love the scriptures and enjoy going to the temple to feel the spirit. When I was younger, I had felt that I didn't really need to worry much about living my faith. I felt that going to church on Sunday and praying every night was enough. I have come to learn now living my faith is not a part-time job where I go, do what I need to, and then come home. It is something I am always doing and always needing to do. My life revolves around living my faith and keeping my standards in line with God, Not just when its convenient, but always.

What do Mormons believe about family?

William Young
We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that families are a key and central part of God's plan. He gave us families to guide us and help us. Thanks to Gods plan, families are not separated at death but can be united eternally. I love my family more than words can say and I know that by following God's commandments I can be with my family for eternity. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

William Young
We do believe that we have been saved by grace. Many people think that Mormons are trying to earn their way into heaven. That's not it at all. We definitely believe that thanks to the atonement of Jesus Christ we can be saved. However, that does not eliminate our own personal responsibility to follow the commandments of God. We cannot just accept Christ and then sin the rest of our lives. We are saved by the principles of repentance and the grace of God and His plan of happiness. Show more Show less