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Hi I'm John-Paul Putegnat

I love to run and surf. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born in Florida, spent my childhood in Colorado, and was raised in Hawaiʻi. I've got the best parents in the world and the most fantastic brother ever. I love skating to the beach, chilling with friends, and surfing. I've run every race from the 400-meter to the Marathon. I love to do triathlons and will be an Ironman one day. I fire-knife dance and have been playing the piano for 12 years. I graduated as the Valedictorian of my class and I am an Eagle Scout. I will be attending BYU Provo after I serve a mission for the church in the Utah Provo Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but I gained my testimony through test and trial. I didn't know that God loved me or that Christ was my Savior until I was a teenager. The teachings of the church always made sense to me and gave me a clear understanding of who I was and what I needed to do in this life in order to be happy and make it back to Heaven, but I still made some bad decisions. It wasn't until I was brought low that I truly sought to know if everything that I was taught was true and sought to know if I could be eternally happy. It was during that time that I discovered that Christ could lift the burdens and sadness from my off of my shoulders. I discovered that I could access those blessings of His sacrifice for me through the ordinances of His Gospel which can only be performed through the proper Priesthood Authority which was restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by example. I'm not afraid to let people know that I'm Mormon and to answer the questions that they have. I always try to invite my friends to participate with my family and I in family scripture study every evening when they are at my home. I love to invite a whole bunch of people over to my home for parties and create a wholesome environment where they can feel the Spirit while having fun. I'm also devoting two years of service to the Lord to invite others to come unto Him and receive the blessings of His restored gospel in their own lives.