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Hi I'm Morgan

I'm a Valedictorian, I'm a traveler, I'm a Boy Scout, I'm a power-lifter, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of four boys. My youngest brother is 16 years younger than me, so there is quite the age gap. I have come to know how to quickly change diapers, prepare meals and give baths for my younger brother. Although the job gets tough, I enjoy being an older mentor and example for my brothers. I have pushed myself very hard in my educational endeavors. I believe that obtaining a good education and the acquiring knowledge should be one of the most important goals we set for ourselves. My favorite subjects are calculus and history. Outside of school, and when I'm not cleaning part-time for my work, I am a power-lifter. I enjoy power-lifting for the lessons it teaches me; weight-training has taught me how to overcome pain and adversity and how to set and obtain goals. Power-lifting has not merely showed me my limits, but has taught me how to reach my limits, and then exceed them. I also love to watch movies with friends and family. I'm obsessed with the super-hero and sci-fi films.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's restored Church on this earth. How do I know this? Simply because I have prayed. The New Testament promises that God will always hear and answer our prayers. Having been raised in the Church, I took it upon myself to pray to know if the Church was Christ's true church upon the earth today, instead of relying on the testimony of my parents. I prayed to know if Joseph Smith was truly a Prophet called of God. I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon truly was the testament and account of Christ's visit to the people of the ancient Americas that it claims to be. I prayed to know if the authority and power to act and baptize and bless in the name of God had been restored upon the earth. I prayed to know if there are still prophets and apostles called of God to guide and lead His Church upon this earth. I prayed earnestly. I prayed fervently. I prayed humbly, and I expected an answer in faith. I did not have to wait long in the silence and quiet reverence of that prayer from my heart before I received an overwhelming feeling of love. It was a burning love for me that I have never felt from anyone else, not even my wonderful parents. This supernal, transcendent, and matchless love could only come from a Heavenly Father who loved the world (and me included) so much that He gave His only Begotten Son to atone for the sins of the world. It was God's love that I felt, but it wasn't simply this love alone that gave me the testimony I hold today. I equally felt an increased love of and for the living Prophet and apostles, the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, and the Priesthood. The peace that settled in my mind and in my heart bore witness to me that God had answered my prayer and that this was Christ's restored Gospel upon the earth. I have repeated this process in times of trial and have always received the same glorious response from my loving Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I am a Christian in thought, word, and deed. As a member of my local National Honor Society chapter, I perform service for the community at fundraising events and service for organizations as well as my neighbors. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I perform service in my Young Men's youth group. My congregation/ward has been involved with several city clean-up projects for the surrounding cities in our area. We have also done service for local parks, nonprofit facilities, and neighbors. I love to be able to serve others as part of a group with no thought of reward or recognition. Service is truly a humbling activity, but is just one way I live my faith. As a Priest, I have the responsibility of preparing and blessing the Sacrament for my congregation. I take this duty very seriously and strive to live righteously and worthily each day so that I may perform this sacred ordinance. Another way I live my faith is by attending early-morning Seminary. Every week-day morning, my brother and I wake up at 5:25 a.m. and attend our Seminary class, in which we learn about and read the New and Old testament, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants. I love starting my day off right by attending this class and thinking about Jesus Christ and his glorious Gospel. I strive to continue to let virtue garnish my thoughts unceasingly by listening to the scriptures on audios while I act as a custodian at my workplace. The scriptures have brought much peace to my life. One of the most significant ways I am true to my faith though, is by praying daily. I love to talk to my God through fervent and reverent prayer. I pray to Him for comfort, for thanksgiving, and for blessings. I strive to live the commandments and please my God because I know He loves me, and, because I love Him too, I cannot bare the thought of disappointing Him or hurting Him through sin or disobedience. For this reason, I strive to live my faith perfectly.