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Hi I'm Grant

I grew up in Portland, OR of the United States. I spent a year at BYU and am now heading to Mexico City on a mission.

About Me

I grew up loving athletics. In high school, I played water polo and got to travel up and down the west coast playing other teams, but really I'll play any sport. After graduating high school, I was at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah for a year. After serving in the Mexico City West mission for the next two years, I plan on majoring in Industrial Design at BYU to learn how to design all sorts of products and base my career off of that. I have two wonderful parents and am the middle child with 2 older brothers and 2 younger brothers. I love having all of my brothers although we can be pretty rambunctious. My dad got us involved in the scouting program young so we all enjoy going backpacking and camping all of the time. Art has always been a passion for me, but I appreciate several other school subjects as well such as chemistry and history. I haven't always been the most diligent student but I love to learn; sometimes I just don't do all of my homework.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has always been members of the LDS church so this is the only church I've ever belonged to. That has made it easy for me to go to this church because I look up to my parents and have always wanted to do what they do. Only until recently did I realize that I needed to learn for myself whether I want to continue being a member of this church for the rest of my life or not. On several occasions in my teenage years, I have read the scriptures and then knelt down in prayer towards God, asking him if the things I have read are true or not. Even doing this at times was difficult because I was not sure whether there really was a God looking after me. These things I did were not in vain, because when I knelt down to pray and fervently ask God whether the scriptures are true and if Jesus Christ really is my Savior, I received an answer. From my own persistence in asking God if this church is true, I learned for myself that it is, and now I know that it is the church I always want to be a member of.

How I live my faith

My religion is one of the most important parts of my life and I see every day how it impacts the way I live and makes me a happier person. Growing up in the LDS church, I had the opportunity to bond with a group of young men that were in the same ward as me. We would frequently camp together and had activities every week that were both fun and, at times, spiritual. Our bonds and involvement in our ward gave us opportunities to serve others, make strong friendships, and strengthen our testimonies on the Priesthood in our church. At BYU, I was Sunday School President, which meant that I was in charge of making sure our sunday school teachers had prepared lessons for our classes as well as teaching classes myself. This was a great experience in which I learned how to inform others of important and spiritual knowledge that is relevant to our church. For the next two years of my life, I plan on serving the people of Mexico City as an LDS missionary. This means that I will dedicate all of my time to being a servant of God by teaching others about our church and serving people in many different ways. I'm so excited for this opportunity because I love my church and I love the people of this world and I want them to be happy like I am.