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Hi I'm Mark

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a thrillseeker. I enjoy skydiving. I would like to train to be an airplane pilot. I have received some training. I had to stop on my training to save money to serve a mission. After I get off my mission, I plan on continuing my pilot training and endeavor to get my private pilot's license. I am currently on a mission in the Utah Salt Lake City Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the church in June of 2012. I had a friend who is a member of the Church. He introduced the Gospel of Jesus Christ to me. He bade me to read the Book of Mormon. I accepted his invitation to read it. As I read the Book, I felt the Spirit of the Lord confirming that the text I was reading is true. I took the time to ask my Heavenly Father if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true Lord's church. He answered my prayer by manifesting the Spirit of the Holy Ghost to me. The Spirit told me that the church is true. I also ask God in prayer every time I read the scriptures if what I have read is true. I feel that Spirit confirming the truth of what I read every time I ask in prayer. It's easy to listen to others preach the Gospel and take their word for it. In order to have a real testimony and know for a fact that the church, scriptures, and the words of the Prophets are true, we have to ask God in prayer if what we learned is true. The Lord promises to manifest the Holy Ghost to us confirming it is true if we call upon Him with a sincere desire to know if it is true. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true by the Power of the Holy Ghost. You too can read the Book of Mormon and attend church and find out for yourself if the church and the Book of Mormon are true. If you read the introduction to the Book of Mormon, it tells you how you can ask the Lord if what you have read is true. If you are faithful in doing these things, you will feel the Power of the Holy Ghost and you will have your own personal testimony that the Gospel is true. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am serving a mission in the Utah Salt Lake City Mission. My purpose as a missionary is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Nobody is perfect. Everybody sins. When we sin and make mistakes to be unclean. If we are unclean, we can't enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. So Jesus Christ atoned for our sins so that we can repent and be clean when we sin. All of our sins need to be paid for to satisfy the demands of justice. Jesus Christ paid for our sins with his atonement. In order to receive forgiveness of our sins, we need to repent and forsake our sins. Then we become clean, which makes us worthy to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. We have to do our part and repent, or we have to pay for our own sins. Show more Show less