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Hi I'm Duane Houston

I survived a wildfire when I was 11 years old, in which my dad and grandpa were killed. I am serving a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have had a good life, I survived a wild fire however my dad and grandpa were killed. I love to help others. I like to play sports, almost all sports, and i love to hunt and fish. I live on a farm and I am a hard worker. I like to read, watch western movies, go on family vacations, and spending time with family and friends. I have five sisters and I am the only boy. I work at the temple and I love it. I plan to attend college when I return from my mission in Richmond Virginia.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was taught the gospel by my parents. I also had great examples from my church leaders, teachers, family and friends. I chose to be baptized when I was eight years old and was baptized and confirmed a member by my dad. My dad, grandpa and neighbor were killed in a forest fire when I was 11, and I ran from it and was saved. I know I was saved for a reason and I am so grateful for the gospel as it has helped me through this challenge in my life, and the gospel is still helping me get through it. I continue to stay a member of THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints because I know it is the true church, and the blessings my family and I have received for keeping the commandments and doing what's right have helped us and I know we can be an eternal family someday.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday and like to serve my neighbors and do service projects with my ward. I read my scriptures every day and say my prayers. Every month I go home teaching to my assigned families and give lessons out of the Ensign. I try to stand up for what is right, be respectful and kind to others and to be a good example. I am serving a mission and helping others come unto Christ by helping them receive the Restored Gospel through Faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Duane Houston
I love the idea that the Lord calls young men to go forth and to preach His gospel two by two. These young men have found the straight and narrow path and have come closer to Christ and want to share it with everyone!! There are people who don't like this, but when you know something is True and blesses lives, not only yours but your families, then you want to share it with all the world!! And that is why i am serving as a missionary, to spread the Truth to the Whole World so others can come closer to their Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ, and to help them come closer to their Father in Heaven. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Duane Houston
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and contains teachings from ancient prophets for us today . I know as we read the Book of Mormon we will learn to understand the lessons contained in the Book of Mormon and will know the teachings are true. It blesses my life every time I read it because I know the words and teachings are true and incorporate them into my life and I know if you do to, you will be blessed and will strengthen your testimony , and know the teachings are true. Show more Show less