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Hi I'm Sam

I grew up in Utah. I have been called to serve as a missionary in Adelaide, Australia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated high school a few years ago and am almost finished with my Associate's degree. I have a motorcycle and drive a vintage car. I adore them both! I have a loving and wonderful family who supports me completely. The last few months have been spent doing my best to deepen my faith and solidify my beliefs. I have done all I can to make myself an effective missionary and a positive influence in the lives of those around me. I find the greatest happiness in feeling that I have made a difference. That through my actions someone is a little happier. Life can be so difficult. Surely the most good we can do is in easing the burden of another.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church. I have been attending my entire life. But that is not why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because this church is true. I have seen more good and love and light in the teachings of this church than I can adequately express. I have a testimony of Jesus Christ. I know that He lives. This is His church. It was founded upon, is guided by, and is centered around the actual and eternal power and authority of Jesus Christ. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It contains every principle and tenant necessary for man to find peace and happiness in this life. And exact and earnest obedience to it's principles through proper authority will lead to glory and salvation in the life to come. I know that Jesus Christ was crucified for the sins of the world. He is our Redeemer. It is through obedience to His commandments and faith on His name that we are saved. There is no other way to obtain the glorious promise of eternal progression. I know that family is one of the very most important things in this life. I have given every effort to ensure that I will someday be a good husband and father. I know that I must choose today the man I will become tomorrow. I choose each day to become the kind of man who will be worthy of my children. I testify of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Through its redeeming and enabling power, I have had more trial and heartache and weakness removed from me than I could ever bear alone. I plead with you to open your heart to the teachings of this Church. An honest and critical examination of what we have to offer will lead you to one conclusion: This is the work of the Lord. The authority of Heavenly Father has been restored on the Earth. Safety and hope and mercy are not out of our reach. I know that every thing I have said is true. I seal this testimony in the name of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I attend a Single's Ward each Sunday. Basically it is a congregation of people who are 18-30 years old who haven't gotten married yet. My job or calling is as a Secretary. It involves attending meetings, setting up appointments, providing insight where appropriate, and filling in any other gaps that would keep the ward from operating smoothly. I love it! The opportunity to work closely with some of the leadership in our ward to serve our members is wonderful. The organization of the church allows us to focus on each member and truly render all the care and concern they deserve. Our only objective is to ensure the members of our ward are happy and healthy and loved. It is such a blessing to focus solely on such a vital objective. Like the other members in my ward, I am also assigned as a home teacher. In this capacity, I am given a companion. He and I are assigned to four or five specific individuals. Our responsibility is to visit them each month, see how they are doing, share our belief in the divinity of the gospel, and remind them of their importance. But our responsibility to them goes beyond a monthly visit. We are called to be their friends. To truly develop a deep and abiding love for those we serve. The members I have been assigned to know that I am happy to help with absolutely anything they need. What a unique and wonderful opportunity! How rare it is to have a list of specific individuals who I am to care for. The service I do in this church is rejuvenating and exciting to me. No other organization has given much such opportunities to uplift and strengthen the amazing people I meet every day.