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Hi I'm Morgan Woodland

I live in Roosevelt, Utah. I have been called to serve a mission in the Russia Vladivostok mission and I am a Mormon :)

About Me

I completed my associates degree the summer after I graduated high school and have a full time job now trimming trees, doing demolition projects, and working around the farm. I love the Uintah Basin and the little farm my family has. I have recently been called to serve in the Russia Vladivostok mission and am excited to the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't always know if being a Mormon was what I wanted for my life. When I was about 14 I started to really question what it is I wanted religion wise. I stopped going to church beyond sacrament, making up excuses like my head hurts or my stomach hurts. I didn't want to go to mutual and didn't really want to do anything church activities wise. Then one night after staying up late with my dad working on my math homework, I told him that I wasn't sure of the church was true. I wondered if a 14 year old boy really saw Heavenly Father and Christ. I was 14 and it seemed a little far fetched. So my dad erased the math we had been doing on the whiteboard and started with the apostasy. He went through the different religions and how they formed going down the time line until he came to Joseph Smith. Then the feeling in the room changed, it went from a learning atmosphere to one where my heart burned and my eyes swelled with tears. My dad started tearing up and his voice choked as he said that one day a boy prayed and God the Father and His Son appeared and the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored. There was no denying it then. I knew it was true. A verse from Joseph Smith history popped into my mind that says "I knew it and I knew that God knew it and I could not deny it." Since then I have had my moments of doubt, everyone will. But I go back to that moment when I knew without a shadow of a doubt that Christ lives and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only church with the fullness of His gospel on this earth.

How I live my faith

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and love it. I am learning the Russian language and can't wait to get out in the mission field! Serving a mission wasn't the easiest decision to make but I knew that I wanted to serve my Savior and this is how I wanted to do it. A mission is hard. No one ever tells you that a mission is the easiest thing, in fact, many returned missionaries refer to it as the hardest 2 years (18 months for sisters) of their life but the best for their life. I knew that there are things I would learn about myself and about my Savior and Heavenly Father that only a mission would teach. I decided to give myself to the Lord. I was almost engaged when I decided that I was for sure serving a mission and it was hard to tell him that I was serving a mission. I know the Lord is watching out for me and those I love while I am gone. I don't have any regrets about deciding to serve, and if I were to do my entire life over, I would do it exactly the same. I wouldn't trade serving a mission for anything. Learning Russian isn't the easiest thing in the world but everyday I pray that I can speak it and that the Holy Ghost will be with me and with those who my companion and I are teaching. We pray everyday that our investigators will be taught by the Spirit and will understand what we are saying and that the Holy Ghost will be with us while we teach, that we will guide us in the lesson and that we can understand our investigators.