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Hi I'm Marcus

I am an identical twin, a class of 2014 graduate, a basketball and soccer player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an 18-year-old. I am a class of 2014 graduate. I love sports, especially basketball and soccer. I have two brothers and two sisters. I was born with an identical twin; however, because of my knowledge of the gospel, I know that I am unique in the eyes of God,

Why I am a Mormon

I've been called to serve a mission in Chile. Many not of this faith are very understanding and familiar with the idea of a mission and have supported me, sharing in my excitement. Still others are perplexed by the desire to leave everything for two years. Some wonder at how young men and women could leave during such prime years of their lives; giving so much time and energy, and sacrificing the fun times of college to serve. Jesus Christ was the perfect example and taught us the most important aspect of what service is when the inquiring lawyer asked, “Master, Which is the great commandment in the law?” Matthew records that Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the lord thy god with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Love is the essence of service. It is the essence of forgiveness. President Monson said, “Love is the essence of the gospel.” As I contemplate all of the people I love, the joy and purpose I find in this Church, and my Savior who died for me, I feel overwhelmed. It is this feeling that is my main motivation for serving. I am motivated by gratitude and love. I am imperfect and my love is imperfect, but it is a love that can’t be ignored or denied. That's why I'm serving a mission.

How I live my faith

When I was younger, I used to wonder why I had to be born with someone who looks just like me. I hated the constant comparisons. I didn't like that most teachers and friends couldn't tell us apart. As I learned that I am truly a child of God, I began to understand that I am unique in the eyes of God. I learned that my twin brother was a support and not just competition. We helped each other to reach for excellence. I know now that he is a gift from a loving Heavenly Father.