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Hi I'm John

I am John I am leaving to go on a mission to Chile.

About Me

I was born in Kazakhstan. I was adopted by an american couple in 2005 i was nine years old. I have two sisters,one older and one younger, and a younger brother. I love swimming, water polo and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel helps me to know my purpose in life. It has brought me piece and understanding.

How I live my faith

I was baptized in 2005. I have had several callings in the church. I have been the deacons and president, teachers president. I am currently a ward missionary.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

A few months ago i had a powerful experience were i gained a testimony of the Atonement.Before i was adopted i had a lot of traumatic experiencese. these experiences lead me to have a lot of bad behaviors. My parent found therapies for my trauma i resisted them at first. Finally i gave in and worked hard to do what i need to do to overcome my trauma while working with my therapists. After i completed my therapy i continued to have bad behavior problems from the habits that I formed. A few months ago during a family home evening lesson about the Atonement i realized that I had been healed from my trauma. i could think about my past and not trigger. the scripture tell us that we are saved after all we can do. i knew it wasn't just the therapy that healed me of my trauma. When i made that connection for the first time i felt the holy ghost tell me that it was true. Because the atonement could heal my trauma i knew it could also heal the sins from my bad behaviors. I just had to do my part. i had to fallow the commandments and through the Atonement i could be forgiven and healed . that realization changed my entire attitude about the things i was doing. My entire life has changed and now i am preparing to serve a mission. Serving a mission is my way of giving back to the savior what he gave to me. The atonement is true. I know that it can heal anyone that is willing to use it . I also know that it is there for everyone. I know that Jesus Christ is real. Show more Show less