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Hi I'm Hunter Johnson

I'm from a military family. We've lived in 8 different places. I'm going to attend BYU on an AFROTC scholarship, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated on June 23, 2014. I'm now serving a two year mission in California. I love to run long distances, work out, play my violin, read, cook, make new friends, and build/fix things. After I complete my mission in September of 2016 I'm going to go to college, get a degree in ME, go to flight school, and become a pilot in the U.S. Air Force!! I've got 6 siblings, 5 of which are boys. In addition to mes frères, I have an awesome Mom, a caring Dad, and an adorable dog that's some kind of a mix of terrier, lab, golden, husky, and who knows what else. I love corny jokes, laugh at the weirdest things, and love to do crazy things on the fly. I love airplanes, cool cars, and coooool motorcycles. My alius is Bben Felixx, and I often signed homework or class assignments using that name. I enjoy saying random things in French to people because it's fun, and I am by no means anywhere near fluent. I'm an outgoing person that isn't afraid of what other people think of me, and I have no filter between my brain and mouth, so whatever I'm thinking usually comes out sooner rather than later.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I decided to be. A lot of people think we're just Mormons because we grew up that way, and for some that's true. I consciously made the decision to stay Mormon. Everyone goes through those teenage years when they reject just about everything their parents have them do just because they want explanations. I decided to stay Mormon because I read the Book of Mormon and I know without a doubt that it's true. A lot of people wonder why we make such a big deal about the Book of Mormon. Here's why. First off, we believe in the Bible. Thing is, it's confusing and contradicts itself multiple times. The Book of Mormon clarifies and corrects misunderstood principles and teachings from the Bible. If you read the Book of Mormon, not trying to disbelieve or disprove it, ponder it, and pray to God about it, He will tell you it's true by the Power of the Holy Ghost. If it's true, than Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God, and he was able to translate it by His Power. If Joseph Smith was a prophet, than the prophet we have today President Thomas S. Monson is also a prophet, and everything that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints teaches and professes to do in the name of Jesus Christ is true. I know God is our Father in Heaven. I know we have a prophet on the earth. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that our Heavenly Father has a plan for us to return and live with him again. I know that it is only through faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement for us, Repenting, being baptized in the way that He has dictated, and constantly trying to live like our Savior Jesus Christ that we can 'be saved', or in other words, live with our Father in Heaven again with an immortal body, with our family, and with our friends. I know all these things by the same Power that anyone who reads this can know if the Book of Mormon is true, and that is the Power of God, the Power of the Holy Ghost, the Power of the Spirit/Holy Spirit, or however you refer to him.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving a mission right now. I go around and hopefully people in the church will have friends that are interested in learning more about our faith and so we set up appointments and teach them. If we have no one to teach, we go around and talk to people on the street or knock on their doors and try to tell them that the church that Jesus Christ established among the Jews in Jerusalem 2000 years ago has been established once again. We try to give them a Book of Mormon, ask them to read it, and try to make an appointment to come back and teach them. We do this all day and take breaks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, studying, and planning. In addition to teaching people about the Restored Church, we try to find opportunities to serve and help members of the community we're serving in in any way possible. There's a reason it's called SERVING a mission. When I was a youth (officially) I helped organize fun activities to bring people closer to each other and to Jesus Christ.

What is faith?

Hunter Johnson
Faith is central in 'conversion.' Faith is having a hope that something is true, and that develops into action. Faith isn't an idea word. It's an action word. If you have faith and believe in something, you generally act to support you're beliefs. That's why we try to get people to read the Book of Mormon, so they gain a belief that it's true, and have the faith to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized in the way he was and by someone who has been given authority by Jesus Christ to do so. Show more Show less