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Hi I'm Prem

I grew up in Oregon. I am the only LDS member in my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing basketball. I am the only LDS member in my family of 4. I'm a brother, son and a best friend to many people. I just got done with my first year of college and am majoring in Economics/Business.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the LDS church 3 years ago and my life has been so different. My life goals were to go to college, make good money and live life with really no plan. One night, I got a knock on my door from the missionaries. The missionaries explained everything to me and I told them that I had a ton of LDS friends but I wasn't a member and wasn't really interested. They gave me a Book of Mormon and their number. I ended up calling them later and my best friend who was LDS let me have the discussions at his house. The missionaries told me how I was not even in their area for tracting but they felt a strong prompting to knock on my door that night. After that, I took discussions for about 5 months and declined to ever become a member. I prayed about it a lot and go the answers to my prayers but always thought I didn't know enough. After one prayer, I felt a strong feeling just assuring me that ill never know everything and that the only thing you have to have is faith. I learned through many tough trails that this church is true. I always felt jealous of my friends who were LDS and had families they could pray with or read scriptures with but that never made my faith break down. I realized in college that life gets extremely tough with temptations but when you have the gift of the Holy Ghost you can realize what is right and wrong. I follow the gospel still because I know that if those set of missionaries didn't knock on my door, I would not be living my life the way Heavenly Father wants me to. I have a very strong testimony of the atonement and how real it is. I know that throughout all the trails we have in our life and however many times we "mess up" the lord is always there to pick us back up.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday when I wake up and am challenged by the world. Everyone in this world is pretty confused on what they really want out of life but that is something that I am sure about. I live my faith at work when others offer me to go to parties with them and I decline respectfully because I know that is not what the lord needs me doing at that time. I live my faith when I am driving to church by myself because my family are not members. I just called to become a primary teacher in church. I go home teaching with one of the people from my church which has been a great blessing. Home teaching others really brings you joy beyond measure because you are able to see how others live their faith.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

One of the best ways to know our Father in Heaven is by praying. Many people say that God is never there for them or God is making their life bad but in reality they have never prayed. Praying is one of the ways to really get to have a relationship with God. God can't help you in your life and direct you in the right direction if you never ask for his guidance. Another great way is by reading scriptures. Reading scriptures will strengthen that relationship and allow you to feel the love of God and know that he knows you personally. Show more Show less