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Hi I'm Jeffrey

I grew up in California, I love the beach and playing tennis. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a high school graduate and will attend college in Idaho. I love to play tennis and baseball. My favorite tennis player is Novak Djokovic and my favorite baseball team is the LA Angels. I am currently serving a mission in Boise Idaho

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I look back on my life I see that I have received many blessings from living the gospel of Jesus Christ. A lot of joy and happiness has come to me and my family because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. When I was a sophomore in high school I realized that I didn't care much for church and that I wasn't 100% sure if Book of Mormon was true. So I read the Book of Mormon and when I finished it I decided to pray and ask God if what was written in the Book of Mormon is true. When I finished praying I felt a very calm, peaceful and happy feeling and I knew that it was the Holy Ghost telling me that the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading from the scriptures, praying to my Father in Heaven, attending church, serving others and doing my best to become better everyday.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The Book of Mormon contains the writings of prophets who lived in the ancient Americas.These prophets all testified of Christ. The Book of Mormon contains the teachings of Christ and can help us learn more of him and build a stronger relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We most defiantly believe that the Holy Bible is the word of God. We believe that the Bible contains the writings of ancient prophets, apostles and other holy men of God. The teachings found in the Bible can help people in their lives and help them increase their relationship with God. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

A restoration was needed because there was a general falling away from the truth after the death of Christ's Apostles. When Christ lived on the earth he established His Church and taught the people how to live happy lives and how we can be happy in the next life. He gave His Apostles the Priesthood which is the power and authority to act in the name of God. After Christ was crucified the Apostles and many other members of the church who held the priesthood were killed and some departed from the truth, the Lord took the priesthood authority and His Church from the earth. Without the priesthood the church could not function the way Christ had established it. Without the Priesthood many plain and simple truths were lost. Joseph Smith's First Vision started the beginning of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. Through Joseph Smith Christ restored His priesthood and His Church Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith was a man who lived in the early 1800's. He was called by God to be a Prophet. Jesus Christ used Joseph Smith to restore His church to the earth. Show more Show less