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Hi I'm Logan

I grew up in Alaska. I like to do Alaskan things in the outdoors. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I like to hunt, fish, read anything other than Twilight, write what stories that I can, backpack, raft, run, hike, talk to girls (but I'm on a mission so I can't do that right now), spend time with family, and honestly: Be the best that I can be. Currently I am serving a mission in the Adriatic North Mission, comprising Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, and Montenegro. It's my dream mission and I think it's awesome that I get to go back!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member, I have many generations of family in the church, but like all members both convert and born into the church, it was a choice. I looked at all other faiths and their history and what they preached; but none of them made sense the way that Mormonism makes sense to me. It brings me the greatest joy, the greatest knowledge, the greatest capacity to see and understand how to deal with the modern world as it is right now; the greatest peace; the greatest truths; and the eternal nature of me, my family, and my relationship with God. The specific knowledge that I can learn from revelation both personal,prophetic, and scriptural is something I have found most helpful and different than most other faiths, and it is something that I really love (not to denigrate on other religions; it's just I love the wealth of specific details that there are in the beliefs and doctrines of my church) Because I am Mormon: I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and paid the price through his Atonement, and that He lives. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that there is revelation on the earth today. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the true prophet on the earth today and if you listen to him, you really know that he is. I know that Christ is always there to help me overcome my weaknesses. I can repent and become better. I can change for the better. There are more answers from God and he does speak today in a world filled with chaos. The priesthood has been restored to it's former glory, authority, and power from God as it was in the New Testament times. I have seen too many things, felt too many truths, and known so much more not to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am an Eagle Scout because we as Mormons place a huge emphasis on Boy Scouting as the activity for young men. And I worked really hard for it. We also camp a lot-- which really helps me hunt and fish and all those Alaskan stuff I love to do. I blessed the sacrament as a priest (ages 16-18 usually), or what most Christian churches call the communion, Eucharist, the bread and the wine, but us Mormons use bread and water. Simple. I also helped collect fast offerings-- a monthly offering for the poor in our ward(congregation) that coincides with a fast for help from ages 12 to 18. It feels really hard when you're twelve and it feels like you are going to die from not eating one day a month. I guess that's the point; with out that perspective would I be able feel that kind of compassion for the hungry and poor if I didn't fast once a month? Sometimes I would as a priest, bring the sacrament to those who requested the service outside of the actual meeting. These were people who had just had surgery, couldn't move outside of the house, or just had a hard time getting to church. It was good to do that for other people. The gratefulness in some of those people's eyes made it worth the extra time I probably would have spent lazing around at home. When one is out on the errand of the Lord, It really helps you as a person There is another way I live my faith. I am always smiling, I am always reading, and I am always learning and looking for knowledge. In my seminary class there was a phrase that has always resounded with me Find Out For Yourself Try it