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Hi I'm Sam

I'm from Utah. I have been called to serve in the Ecuador Guayaquil West mission, leaving July 16th 2014. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am a fun, easy going kind of guy. I love sports, from tennis, baseball, basketball to golf. I enjoy playing them with friends and family and enjoy spending time alone on the the golf course. I also enjoy fishing, all kinds of fishing; deep sea, lakes, rivers, I love it all. I am an 18 year old future missionary with a call to Ecuador, leaving July 16th. I just graduated High School and had a terrific experience. I have three older brothers and a father that have all served full time LDS missions. I am happy to follow in such wonderful footsteps and keep the tradition going.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the true church. I have grown up in an active church going LDS family my whole life. I was baptized at the age of eight and have been active myself the whole time. I have two awesome parents that help me hold to the iron rod and they are the best examples to me in all that I do. I am a Mormon because when life beats you down and you feel worthless or inadequate, this church builds you up. I can always turn to my father in heaven and feel loved. I love the atonement, it is the greatest thing that has ever happened on this earth. It is so amazing, the fact that no one is perfect and people do make mistakes; but when those mistakes are made we can find forgiveness through the atonement if we do have a repentant heart. I know this church is true, it has done so much for me in my life. In the darkest times of my life, this church has kept me going. It is not hard to keep going always, but I know that if I endure to the end and keep my covenants I can find eternal happiness. I know that families are forever. Through the amazing sealing power that the temple brings us, families can be together eternally. I know that Joseph Smith did restore our church! What an amazing man he was. He gave his life for our church because he knew it was true. I'm so grateful for the restoration of this gospel. I love the Church of Later Day Saints and this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping my covenants. I strive to keep my covenants in all the things that I do. This last years theme in my stake for the youth was "Stand Ye in Holy Places". What an awesome motto for everyone to try to follow. If you are always standing in holy places and are not moved than it is harder to make mistakes. I live my faith by trying to be an example in all that I do. I always try to keep my standards high, I have awesome friends that help me to do that. I live my faith by becoming more Christ like. No one is perfect but we can all try to become more like Christ because he was the only perfect being to walk this earth and what better example to try to be like than him?