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Hi I'm Elder William Sant

I was born in the church. I'm an athlete, musician, and love to learn, I'm a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in South Carolina, but grew up in Idaho. I've always enjoyed playing sports, particularly lacrosse, basketball, tennis, and skiing. I have grown to appreciate the teamwork aspect of sports, and relying on people. It teaches me a lot about trust. I love to play the piano, and have played nearly my entire life. It helps me relieve stress and provides me a place to get away when things go wrong. I currently work as a server. I juggle occasionally in my free time and love to do daring things like rope swings and cliff jumping. I love the rush of doing crazy fun things. One of my dreams is to "backpack" the US in search of the best roller coasters. Overall, I just like to have a good time. I like talking with people and making new friends. I am currently serving a mission in Portugal.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church and naturally went to church because my parents took me along. I never deviated from the church, but I never truly believed it as a child either. It is a phase of believing whatever my parents told me, not because I knew it for myself but because my parents told me it was true. Along the way, I began to question the church. I looked up a fair share of doctrinal debates online and various blog pages on it. I became extremely interested. I prayed many times to know if what I'd been taught my whole life was true. I believed in the guidelines of the church, because they made sense but I wasn't sure about a lot of the doctrinal principles of the church. I read the Book of Mormon, and prayed about it. I never received a whisper from the Holy Ghost, I never received a "burning in the bosom" as many have. In fact, I can't remember a time when I had a feeling and noticed "thats the Holy Ghost." I just knew it was true. I prayed to know if it was true, and I instantly thought of how impossible it would be to make the Book of Mormon up. I had reason, and clarity and I think that is how the Holy Ghost speaks to me. If the Book of Mormon is true and Joseph Smith really did translate it, then the church must be inspired from a prophet who receives revelation for God's church on the Earth. I continue to follow the gospel because I know that it will make me happy in this life. But not only that, it will give me happiness in the life to come. I have always known the guidelines of the church were for our benefit. I know this church is true. I love hearing the words of the prophets. The Book of Mormon is the most true book ever written. So much effort, and sacrifice was put into the bringing about of this book in our time, and we should take advantage of the wonderful opportunity we have to learn from the experiences of others shown in the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I home teach three different families in my ward. My calling was to organize events for the young men in my church. I love going to church, but the easiest time to live my faith is during church. Outside of church, I try to be a good example to my peers. Often, people have the image of someone who is "cool" and it usually isn't a good image. One of the things that I tried to show people is that being good can be cool. I wanted to redefine cool, not as someone who is popular, but as someone who does what is right. I found I gained a lot of respect from my peers for focusing on my favorite phrase "good is cool" and I think it caught on. Currently I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints seriving in the Lisbon, Portugal mission. Every day I am able to learn more about my savior and his gospel, then share this beautiful message of hope with others.