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Hi I'm Landon

Born and raised in Kansas City, I am a thrill-seeker, motorcycle enthusiast, missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old, I am a missionary serving in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission, and I love Chipotle. Motorcycles, soccer, piano, guitar, and practical jokes are all things I really enjoy. I bought my first motorcycle (Kawasaki Ninja) when I was 17, and from the first ride I was in love. I would find any and every excuse to go for a ride. Whether it was hot or cold, day or night, if I could be on my motorcycle I would be. I was home-schooled until I was 15 years old, at which point I tested into the local Community College. I received my AAS in Entrepreneurship just before my 18th birthday, and shortly thereafter, I proceeded to leave for a mission. My nickname in the mission is "Silly Gille"... I think there is probably a reason for that. While serving in Pennsylvania I have learned a lot about myself. One of the most important things I have learned as a missionary is that I like to have fun. Whether we are out knocking doors, doing service, planning, or even just cleaning the apartment, I will find a way to have fun. While I recognize that there are times where you need to be more serious, I believe there is a lot to be said about taking an ordinary/boring task and finding ways to make it fun. I love this gospel. I'm so grateful for the experiences I have had and the things I have learned as a missionary. I am Silly Gille and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in the doctrine and I know this church is true. Every good thing I have experienced in this life has come because of my membership in this church. Through careful study and earnest prayer, I have received my own personal witness and testimony that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ restored to the earth, and I am grateful for the blessings that come with this knowledge.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. Mosiah 2:17, a scripture in the Book of Mormon, teaches that when we are in the service of our fellow beings we are only in the service of our God. This is a principle that I know to be true. I have found so much joy in serving others, and I know our Heavenly Father is pleased with us when we take some time out of our busy lives to look out for those around us. My dad was the biggest example to me of serving others. As a child, I remember my dad would be the first one out shoveling our neighbors driveways after a good snow. As I got a little bit older, I would go out there and help him. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of serving others. I have found that service is one of those things that blesses both the one receiving the service, and the one giving it. In my opinion, one of the best ways to live your faith is to just get outside of your comfort zone and serve others.