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Hi I'm Oliver

I'm a writer, a customer service representative, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a tendency to dabble in a lot of different hobbies, but I believe one of my greatest passions is writing. I hope one day to turn it into a career. I'm currently a college student, which is a lot of fun, but there are always those days you wish you could be done with it all. In the end, I am happy because gospel living brings happiness even in trials and tribulations.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. I was taught in my youth to live the gospel, but I don't think I understood how important that was until I chose to serve a mission and was then called by a Prophet of God to serve two years West Africa. My mission changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. As I taught and studied the gospel I gained a greater portion of God's spirit in my life and serving others has brought me some of the greatest happiness in my life. I was also fortunate to meet my wife in Africa. We have been happily married for nearly two years and are looking forward to a bright future. I am eternally in debt to my Heavenly Father and Savior. They have blessed me so much and continue to bless me as I keep the commandments. I'm a Mormon because I love them, and I know this is where they want me to be.

How I live my faith

I believe that living your faith is much more than going to church each Sunday. It's striving to live the teachings of out Savior Jesus Christ on a daily basis. It is not easy, but the gospel isn't meant to be easy. Anything worth doing is usually hard to do. I'm not perfect, but I do strive to live as perfectly as my Savior did.

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

When I ponder about the Atonement of Christ the first thing that comes to mind is Christ's enduring and eternal love for each and everyone of us. I know that in the Garden of Gethsemane, the weight of our sins caused Him to feel such agony that He bled from every pore (Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-17). Only a man that truly loves and cares for each of us would endure such pain willingly. We must have faith in Christ, repent of our sins, be baptized and confirmed by one having authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, obey God’s commandments, receive sacred ordinances, and strive to become like Him. As we do these things we show our gratitude and can full partake of the purifying effects of his Atonement. Show more Show less