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Hi I'm Mitchell

I grew up in Brawley, California, but Live in Mesa Arizona. I graduated from Mesa High, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I currently am getting ready to serve a mission in the Santiago Chile Mission, and right after that, I am going to go off to college and get married. My interests are heavily orientated around science, especially Chemistry, and the health field. I enjoy writing in a book that I hope to publish one day, and do enjoy story telling. I also have two dogs that love attention and a ridiculous cat. I hope to grow up to be a surgeon after college and a special military loan of 6+ years. I am also the youngest of 3 siblings.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this faith, but just like anyone else, have had the opportunity to leave the faith many times, but still chose to be an LDS member (or Mormon as it is used in this website). I have found that choosing to follow Christ and his example have lead me to a happier life and a more fulfilling purpose than those that are provided elsewhere. Though imperfect like anyone else but the savior, I strive to live the best I can, and when I do my best, confidence in this life for me grow substantially. I may not get the "reward" as most people put it from a glimpse of an eye, or even ever in this life, but no reward is needed when faith out-rules doubt and anxiety and a happy life is lived. I choose to be a Mormon because I have seen for myself the effects of the Priesthood save lives in dire emergencies that the world said that all hope was lost, including my own life when I was just a young toddler. Avoiding addictions and debt allow me to be free from depression and anxieties that are really quite unnessesary to live through in this life because they were simply avoided when the opportunities presented themselves to me and I declined them.

How I live my faith

I participate in the community by helping the neighborhood sand bag up their front doors after the recent flooding in the desert from Hurricane Odile. I am a home teacher and go out to visit certain families to see if anyone is in need. I volunteer as a Young Men's helper if an extra person is needed to do a certain activity. I am a ward missionary, so I often help out the missionaries that are in my ward that go out teaching the basic principals of our faith. I am also a family history consultant, which means I help those in the ward that want to do family history work in their line of family members.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Mormon church services are about an hour long and have three basic sections. The first one is where converts/investigators often go to, where all age groups attend to. Speakers were often picked before-hand to speak in the congregation on a certain topic, unless it is the first Sunday of the month, where anyone is welcome to go up to the podium and share their testimonies. If the meeting is taken seriously and is not seen as an obligation to attend, revelation can be given to anyone that attends, even non-members. It should not be seen that something will appear then and there, or even in a short amount of time at all, but if a question is in mind that is desired to be answered that is legitimate, then it will probably be answered. Anyone is allowed to any church service, all people are welcome to the services at any time. Various services are provided for age groups in other congregations. Show more Show less