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Hi I'm Eitan Mizraji

I was born in Israel. I grew up in Texas. I'm an oldest child and a football player. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 21. I am the oldest of four kids, three guys and one girl. I am way into reading, superheroes, and funny commercials. I like to play sports, but i'm not ultra serious about it like some other guys, I just worry about doing my part. I have lived in Israel, Iowa, Texas, Chile, Israel, and New York. I consider myself Texan, and I was almost drafted to the Israeli military. I am currently serving a mission and I LOVE it! I love my family, going to church, and chillin' with friends. I'm a lover, not a fighter... but also a fighter, so don't try anything. I am often questioned by police, simply because I am interesting. I once challenged my reflection to a staring contest. On the fourth day, I won. I am the most interesting man in the world. Not really, but I am a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon

For al lot of my life I depended on my parents' testimonies to support my own belief. Eventually I figured out that you have to find out for yourself, otherwise at the first sign of trouble you are liable to collapse rather than stand strong. There is a scripture in the Book of Mormon that says, "The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator." I never had a thunder and lightning moment where I knew all at once that it was true. It was through little everyday experiences that I was able to see the hand of God and come to a knowledge of the Gospel. Eventually as I got older, the existence of God became undeniable as I began to see his guiding hand in my life to an increasingly greater degree. That is why I can say to you now that I know that there is a God, and he is our father. He loves us and wants us to become like Him. It is as a result of this desire that He sent his son to die for us. Through Christ's sacrifice we can repent of our sins and ultimately return to live with God. I know that there are living prophets today, who receive inspiration from God and who guide and direct us to become better. I know these things are true, and I hope that you too may come to know them. I humbly leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ, amen

How I live my faith

As I mentioned before, I am going to be leaving for two years to serve a full time mission. Before now, I have served as president over various youth organizations in the church. Sort of my motto while serving in this capacity is to leave the youth better off than I found them, even if it is something small. I like to do what I can to help out members of the ward, especially older couples or people who have difficulty doing things for themselves. I'm a pretty big guy, so this usually involves a lot of yard work and heavy lifting, but I actually like doing this kind of work. I once told a guy that was working with me that i liked calluses because they made me feel good about myself. As a kind of expansion to that, I enjoy service in any form because I feel accomplished after doing it and because I love to see how my efforts have helped those around me. Besides that, I strive to be an example to those around me. I spent about a year and a half living in Israel, where proselyting is not allowed. I really stood out in my school because I didn't curse, smoke, or litter. Instead i usually went out of my way to pick up trash or avoid places where I didn't agree with activities. For a long time some guys kept trying to impress me with their "bad boy" routine. Once they figured out that I didn't care about this kind of stuff, we actually became pretty good friends. I thik this is the most powerful and effective way to get anyone to notice or care about your beliefs.