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Hi I'm Parker Sjoblom

I'm from Utah and am serving a mission in Iowa. I have a strong testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love to spend time with my family and friends, whatever we may be doing. I ran cross country and played tennis in high school. One of my favorite activities is hiking. I can't help but love the mountains near my home in Utah. I love to read. I love the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and like some non-fiction, fantasy, and fiction (especially Science Fiction). I also really enjoy exploring technology. I've taken a few courses in engineering and love problem solving. I like to play video games, especially Nintendo classics like Mario and Legend of Zelda. I am currently serving a church mission in the Iowa, Des Moines mission, and I love every second of it! I love helping people overcome problems through Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but that isn't to say that I don't know for myself that it's true! Early on in my teenage years I had to find out for myself if the LDS church was the only true church because I wanted to be sure that I was on the right path. I prayed, and overtime, I came to know that Joseph Smith really was and is a prophet of God and that he was God's tool in restoring Christ's original church to the earth. With this understanding, I've come to find many plain and simple truths that have brought me joy and happiness in this life. One of the biggest things that has effected my testimony has been living the principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It reminds me of the scripture in John 7:17 which says, "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself," I've done the will of Christ, and through those actions I've come to know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission in the Iowa Des Moines mission and am seeking to bring others closer to Jesus Christ. I've really enjoyed helping others really come to know our Lord and Savior! I also love serving those around me. As a missionary, I've had ample opportunities to help people in many ways, whether it be moving a couch or breaking an addiction.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Parker Sjoblom
A common misconception is that Mormons don't believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is, in fact, the Son of God. We believe that He lived His life as the perfect example and that He suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and died for us on the cross. Our knowledge of His resurrection gives us the assurance that He still lives. His suffering for us in the Garden of Gethsemane allows us to overcome spiritual death (a separation from God), and His resurrection allows us to overcome physical death. Show more Show less