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Hi I'm Ian

I grew up in the church and have a strong testimony. I love helping others grow their faith in Jesus Christ.

About Me

I am currently a full time missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I am serving in the Utah, Orem mission. I am nineteen years old, and I am the oldest of four kids. I love music, books, science, animation, and many other things. I am excited to have a greater opportunity to serve and teach.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My parents have always emphasized the importance of our free agency so I've never felt like I was forced to continue practicing this faith. I choose to continue practicing this faith because I feel its truth in the way it effects my life and the lives of those around me. I have received a witness through prayer that the Book of Mormon is a true record of the ancient Americas and is essential to a complete understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe that the Book of Mormon supports and clarifies the Bible in every aspect.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day as I serve as a missionary. Every day I see people who feel like God isn't an active part of their life and it causes me to have an ever greater desire to exercise my faith in my calling as an emissary of Jesus Christ to help them grow closer to the savior through the atonement.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Ian
Joseph Smith was the Prophet of the Restoration, or in other words, he restored the church that Christ established in ancient days. He did so under the direction of God through messengers such as the angel Moroni. On April 6, 1830 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was officially and legally organized, and was later nick-named the "Mormon" church based on the title of the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Ian
The importance of apostles is to receive guiding revelation for the church and the world. Without the priesthood "keys", or authority, which the apostles hold we would not be able to receive the guidance necessary to have the true and living gospel on the earth today. Jesus Christ established the role of apostles in his day to guide the people in that time, and that role is still essential for us at this time. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Ian
The King James version of the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price form the "Standard Works" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Each is considered to be holy scripture and are used equally in order to learn and teach the Doctrine of Christ. Any teachings by prophets who have been ordained by God are considered to be equivalent to the word of God. Show more Show less