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Hi I'm Elder Grant Mitchell

I am currently serving in the Minneapolis, Minnesota Mission and have been a member of the church my whole life.

About Me

I love sports, played basketball and baseball ever since I was five. I enjoy being outdoors with friends, but also spend a good amount of time inside sleeping or watching TV. I Love Being at the Beach as well. I am currently 19 yrs old and I come from a family of four. There's me, my mom, dad, and my younger sister who's seven.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because without a doubt, I know this church is true. I Know that God is our loving Heavenly Father and that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. The restored gospel has not only blessed me, and my family but it can also bless you. The teachings and principles that God wants us to follow are found within this church and within The Book Of Mormon. I have prayed and have received my answer that this is all true. And now Its time for you to ask. I love each and everyone of you for we are all brothers and sisters, children of God, and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving The Lord for the next two years as a missionary in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission.

What is the priesthood?

Elder Grant Mitchell
The priesthood is the authority to act in God’s name. It has always existed and will continue to exist without end. We receive the holy priesthood by an “oath and covenant.” This means that Heavenly Father gives us His oath that we can have the power and blessing of the priesthood if we covenant with Him to magnify our callings, be faithful in keeping the commandments, and live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. When we receive the priesthood we can participate in the sacrament ordinance by passing, preparing, and blessing the bread and water. We can also bless and name children, confirm members of the Church and bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost, consecrate oil, administer to the sick, dedicate graves, give father’s blessings to their children, give blessings of guidance and comfort, and confer the priesthood to worthy male members. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Elder Grant Mitchell
God has called prophets to lead His Church in our day, just as He did anciently. The current prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Thomas S. Monson. He is assisted by two counselors—Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf. Together, they make up the First Presidency of the Church (much like Peter, James, and John after Christ’s death). All members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are apostles and prophets. The current Apostles are: Boyd K. Packer, L. Tom Perry, Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, Jeffrey R. Holland, David A. Bednar Quentin L. Cook, D. Todd Christofferson, Neil L. Andersen Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Elder Grant Mitchell
The Family: A Proclamation to the World Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Elder Grant Mitchell
Our primary family worship service is called sacrament meeting. This meeting is held in our chapels on Sunday and lasts approximately 70 minutes. Visitors are welcome to attend. It is common for families to attend, and we are accustomed to having children as part of the congregation. A typical meeting would consist of the following: Hymns: Religious songs sung by the congregation (hymn books are provided). Prayers: Offered by local Church members. Partaking of the sacrament (communion): The sacrament consists of prepared bread and water, which is blessed and passed by priesthood holders to those in attendance who wish to do so. Speakers: Typically a meeting will have two or three assigned speakers. (Note: We do not pass a plate or request donations as part of our worship services.) Visitors are also welcome to attend other Sunday meetings that precede or follow sacrament meeting: Sunday School classes are offered for each age group, beginning with 12 year olds. Primary meetings consist of a group service and age-oriented classes for children 3 through 11 years of age. A nursery is available for young children, ages 18 months to 3 years. Young Women meetings provide classes for those 12 through 17 years of age. Relief Society meeting is for women, ages 18 years and older. Priesthood meetings provide age-oriented classes for males 12 years and older. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Elder Grant Mitchell
All Mormons are not required to serve a mission, It has been commanded from God that all worthy and able young men should serve missions (18 - 25 yrs. old). However the church still allows us to choose and use are agency on whether we would like to go or not. Missions are voluntary, and missionaries are not paid for their service. Missionaries come from around the world, and they serve wherever the Church calls them. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Elder Grant Mitchell
The purpose of Church welfare is to promote self-reliance and to care for and serve the poor and needy. For assistance, recipients are encouraged to work (when able) so that they are blessed and can bless the lives of others. Work is a guiding principle in the Church's welfare program. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Elder Grant Mitchell
Read the Book of Mormon, Meet with missionaries or talk with members, and Pray Show more Show less