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Hi I'm Ellis

I grew up in a small town called Fillmore Utah. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I am from a little town in Utah. My hobbies include hunting, riding dirt bikes and ATV's, playing guitar, country swing dancing, and mechanics. My dad is a truck driver but he also owns a diesel shop. I have grown up loving to drive and work on cars and trucks. In my free time when i am not hunting, I usually tinker with my truck or my motorcycles. Right after I graduated high school, I was offered a job as a full time mechanic at a big shop in my town and I loved it. I currently work on a farm as a driver. I get to drive big semi trucks, tractors, loaders, and all sorts of other stuff. I love it! I am going to serve a mission for the church of jesus of later day saints. I was called to labor in the Washington Spokane Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate enought to be born into a family that was already active in the Mormon church. However, I do not participate in this church because it is all I have ever known. I participate in this church because I know for myself that it is true. The spirit has born witness to me that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that without a doubt. I know that Joseph Smith is a real prophet. No man would willingly go through through the persecution and misery that he did for a book that they had made up. I have felt the saviors love and have seen the happiness that the atonement can bring in my own life. I am a Mormon because I know this church is true.

How I live my faith

I was raised in the LDS church. I have lived in the same ward for my entire life. There were only about ten boys my age in my ward including me. As a result of such low numbers, we all were able to hold callings throughout growing up. I also had the opportunity to go hometeaching. As a hometeacher i was able to teach lessons and visit with the families that we visited.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith is the man was was the first prophet in this dispensation, meaning that he was the first prophet when the gospel was restored to the earth. He saw Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Chirst when he was 14 years old. He was very sincere in his desire to find the true church. It was revealed to to him that the true church had been removed from the earth due to the level of wickedness that had overtaken the world. The Lord saw that Josephs desire to find the truth was so great that he was willing to do whatever it took to find it and live it. Joseph devoted his life to helping our savior restore the fullness of his gospel to the earth. Joseph Smith was shown where to find the gold plates. Joseph eventually was instructed to translate the writhings that were in the gold plates to the English language. The translations from the plates are what we know as the Book of Mormon. Joseph recieved priesthood keys from angels who held these keys and had the authority to give them to him. Joseph was then able to distribute the priesthood keys throughout the church because he had the proper authority. Joseph endured very severe persecution throughout his life and he eventually gave his life because of his conviction to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that he had been trusted to lead. He was not afraid to die for what he knew was true. Show more Show less