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Hi I'm Conner Arvidson

I grew up in Salt Lake City and Bountiful Utah. I love sports. I play rugby and wrestle. I am a missionary, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am currently a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am called to serve in the Santos Brazil mission. I lived in Utah and loved it. I wrestled for 14 years of my life. I also love to play rugby. I was team captain of my wrestling team and rugby team. I have one hobby and that is to make others smile. To do that I am a entertainer. I juggle, play harmonica, magic tricks etc, and my favorite way to entertain is to yo-yo. Bringing a smile to someones face is so much fun because you never know if they are having a bad day and need someone to lift them up. To me a smile is one of the greatest services you give. It brightens up the day, and makes life worth living.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to be. I've grown up in the church all my life, but that doesn't mean that I always liked it. I really became converted to the church when I realized the God could make much more out of my life than I could. I saw that Gods plan for me was much higher and much more worth while than I ever imagined. When I became truly converted I allowed God to shape my life into what He wanted me to be. It has never been harder than now, but I have never felt so much peace comfort love and Joy in my life. It is also so much fun! When you are a part of this church you are a part of a huge family. Everyone cares about you and wants to do as much as they can to help you. They love you. I continue to live the life of a Mormon because I want to share what I have found. I want others to feel the feelings that I feel. Feeling of Hope and Joy. This gospel is my life and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I know that Christ lives.I know that He died for me and He died for you. He did it, not because he had to, but because He loved us so much and wanted all of us to have the opportunity to live again after we die. Because He paid the price for us He is the only one that can look us in the eye and say "I know how you feel." He smiles when we smile because He wants us to be happy, and he cries when we are crying because He knows how much pain we feel. I know that Joseph Smith was an prophet of God and that God acted through him and restored the true church upon the earth today. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a True and living prophet today, and he leads and guides the church under the direction of God. I will never give up on God because when things got hard and everything fell apart and I felt like giving up... God never gave up on me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by example. The best way to show others what you believe in, is to show them by the way you live. I try every day of my life to live the way God wants me to live. I keep high moral standards which allow me to keep the spirit with me always. I have lots of talents that God has blessed me with, but a person once told me that the greatest talent someone can have is to be a friend. So I use my other talents to make friends. Some people just need someone to care about them. By asking how they are doing or asking questions like what they are interested in helps create lasting friendships. I also love service. One of my favorite quotes is this: You make a living by what you get, and a life by what you give. Service lets others know how much you love them. Service can range from yard work to a simple smile:) Service and Smiles are never wasted.