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Hi I'm Garett

I'm a singer. I'm a photographer. I'm a missionary serving in Nicaragua. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a son, a brother, a friend, and a child of God. I have one younger brother and an older brother and sister. I have lived in same house as long as I can remember and I born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am number three out of four children. I am senior class president, I was the co-yearbook editor my senior year, student body historian my junior year, Eagle Scout, and have been a state champion in track, cross country, and drama. I have a love for music that is only matched by my love for my family and this gospel. I took piano lessons for a few months and have been teaching myself for the last ten years. I took choir in high school which made me fall in love with singing. I was in all four of the musicals during high school, getting the lead of Chuck from "Footloose" my senior year. I love the T.V. shows New Girl, Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Big Bang Theory, with my favorite being Grey's Anatomy. Country music is my preferred genre and Carrie Underwood is my ultimate favorite singer. I was inspired by David Archuleta choosing to serve a mission in the mist of his musical success and once I went to a Nashville Tribute Band concert, I was convinced that a mission was the next step in my life. Music has a way of speaking to me like nothing else can. I got my call to serve in Nicaragua beginning October 29, 2014 and I couldn't be more excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and have been a member ever since I was baptized at the age of eight. As a child, I went to church because my parents took me. I went to seminary in high school because it was what I was supposed to do, not because I necessarily wanted to be there. For a long time, I was just going with the flow and doing what I was supposed to. Not until I became a senior in high school and the idea of serving a mission came into play, did I really start to learn for myself what this gospel was all about. I began to pay more attention in seminary and in my Sunday school classes. For the first time in my life at the age of 18, I began to pray to know if this religion that I have been apart of my whole life was true or not. I started to read the Book of Mormon for the first time and continued to pray to know for myself if this gospel was true. As I sincerely prayed to my Heavenly Father asking for my own personal witness, I felt an overwhelming joy and warmth and I knew at that moment that I had received my answer. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. After 18 years of going with the flow, I truly knew for myself 100% that I had a Father in heaven that loved me unconditionally, Jesus Christ is my Savior that atoned for my sins so that through repentance and a life of devotion and obedience to this gospel, I could be saved and return to live with them. No matter how hard life may get, how small I may feel, there is nothing that can take away my testimony of this gospel. All it took was one prayer, one moment of true, honest desire to know, for my life to change. Now I can truly and proudly say without hesitation, I AM A MORMON!

How I live my faith

I have sacrificed time with my family, friends, growing my musical talent, going to college and have given up most of the luxuries that I enjoy so that I can serve the Lord my God in Nicaragua and helping them know of the love and mercy of Jesus Christ and gain a testimony of this gospel. There is nothing I would rather be doing and no place I would rather be for the next two years of my life than where the Lord needs me to be. I am beyond excited to be an instrument in his hands to help bring about His truth unto the people of Nicaragua so they can feel the incredible amounts of joy this gospel affords. To me, there is no greater honor than to devote two years of my life to being a missionary for my Lord and Savior .