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Hi I'm Sam!

I grew up in Texas. I'm a marathon-runner, Eagle Scout, and Missionary in the Nicaragua, Managua South Mission. & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a life-enthusiast!! I love setting goals and working hard to achieve them. I'm striving everyday to be my best self and help others reach that full potential too! I love the great outdoors: fishing, mountain-biking, running, swimming, hiking, etc.. & I love MUSIC: singing, playing guitar, piano, ukulele, and writing original music. I'm a big tryer-of-new-things. I have a large family of 8 and I'm the 2nd oldest of the 6 kids. (1 older bro, 4 younger sisters). I LOVE my family and would do anything for them!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I LOVE my Father in Heaven, and His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of The Lord. & What they do for me DAILY. & What they've done for me in the past (before my birth; after my birth). & What I know they'll do for me in the future as I continue to follow His gospel. I LOVE religion in general, and the whole idea and truth of having FAITH- before the miracle (John 20:27-29 [NT], Ether 12:12 [BM]). My belief and my faith in Jesus Christ and His restored Gospel give me hope, and happiness, and peace like NOTHING else in this seemingly-crumbling world. My faith brings me confidence, and love for those around me, and gratitude for the things I'm so privileged to have. I am a Mormon because Mormons are an AMAZING people- with a firm determination to serve The Lord and follow Jesus Christ and THAT is what I am about. I LOVE this work and wouldn't trade my faith for the world and everything in it. (Matthew 16:24-27) I am a Mormon because The Book of Mormon is truly the word of God, being an ancient record of the people in The Americas translated by a prophet called of God named Joseph Smith. I KNOW this to be true, and anyone- and everyone can know it as well: "And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things" (Moroni 10:5) Do as the Paul directs: "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." (1 Thessalonians 5:21) and I can promise you'll receive your answer from God that this is true. I LOVE YOU. Whoever you are. And I can boldly say that Heavenly Father LOVES YOU too. He wants us each to be happy. Obedience brings happiness. Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and I love Him for what he's done for me. I absolutely love Him. I know He lives and loves us RIGHT back. God bless whoever took the time to read all or some of what I wrote. :) In Jesus Christ name I say all of this, and hold it dear to my heart and soul, amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as a Christian by SHARING, SERVING, and SACRIFICING my time and self. I strive my absolute best to share The Gospel of Jesus Christ with all those I meet and am acquainted with. Everybody I know, by the first day, knew I am a Mormon! (& knew that I love it). I also love serving others by getting involved in local community charities and organizations ('Houston Food Bank', 'Keep Houston Beautiful', nursing home volunteer work), showing love through word and deed, and doing work in the House of The Lord. I sacrifice my time, talents, and energy all to Jesus Christ and His amazing Gospel. Ultimately, nothing will compare to the sacrifice He performed for all the world, giving His life to save all of ours. & To Him I owe my life (the way I live it, the way I treat those around me, what I stand for, EVERYTHING). Oh and I've also been a teacher to my fellow peers (ages 12-18), a Primary kids teacher-assistant (ages 4-11), and a speaker in my church. (no payed clergy or teachers; all volunteers serving The Lord)