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Hi I'm Connor Doane

I was born and raised in Hawaii. I love anything that has to do with animals. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was originally called to the Idaho Boise Mission but was then later called to serve in the Idaho Pocatello Mission. Because of mission boundaries being re-alligned, I helped open and am currently serving in the Idaho Idaho Falls Mission. If that isn't confusing enough, both of my areas in the Boise mission are now part of the Idaho Nampa Mission. My plaque is going to be amazing. I love animals and dinosaurs. It's been a passion for me ever since I was a child and I do hope to go into zoology as a career. I also love to draw and dance. Drawing has always been a favored way to kill some time with me and I can see how greatly I improved since I first started. My goal is to attend BYU Provo after I finish my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

Well first off, I have not been a member all my life. It all started when I was invited to cub scouts by my very awesome friend. Over the time I spent in Cub Scouts, the more I was around church members. As I grew older and advanced through the scout ranks, I was invited to church time and time again. I denied most every time. My grandma used to take me to an LDS church two cities away when I was younger and my parents still lived with her, and as I recalled I was never too fond of it, adding to my reluctance to the new offers. Since we had moved away, and my parents being less active, church was never a concept I focused on. I was about 11 when I decided to go to church, and to my surprise, I liked it. The new ward I visited was much different from the old ward, and to add, some of my closest friends where with me. Everything was fun and engaging and before I knew it, my younger brother and I we taking missionary lessons. My brother is 4 years younger than I am. Within a year, I was baptized on the same day as my brother, July 27th, 2008. Since then, I've always been around church members and kids my age that continued to be my closest friends. We were scouts together, we went to school together, we even hung out outside of church and school and that made me feel truly at home. Being around peers that had such high standards kept me on the straight and narrow path. I can't rule out my family's part in my conversion. My parents have always been 110% supportive of my decision to join the church. My grandma even comes down from two cities away to attend my ward meetings because of me becoming so deeply rooted in the gospel. Some awesome experiences I've gained from the church is being able to give my brother the Aaronic Priesthood in 2012 and baptizing my sister in 2014. I am very grateful for all of the factors that contributed in me joining the church, and because of them, I am now serving a mission in Boise, Idaho.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily by inviting the Holy Ghost to be present in everything I do. In addition to spiritual examples, I live my faith physically by attending church and serving the Lord via a full-time Mission. I serve in the Idaho, Boise mission, constantly looking for more ways to spread the gospel and invite others to come unto Christ. Some of the spiritual ways I live my faith is daily prayer and gospel study. As I continue to study the Gospel, I find more and more ways on how I can teach it better. I relive my conversion daily to assure myself that I am truly converted. Being truly converted is essential to convert others.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Connor Doane
We believe that the time we spend here on Earth is a test. Before our Earth life there was what we call the Pre-Earth Life or the Pre-Mortal Existence. That is where our spirits lived before we where born, waiting to receive a physical body. When we are born, our spirits leave the Pre-Mortal Existence and pass through "the veil of forgetfulness" and then enter a physical body. The veil makes it so that our spirit forgets everything about the time we spent in our Pre-Earth Life. When our spirit and body are together, we begin our trial here on Earth. We are given agency(the power to choose) to make our own choices of whether or not we want to follow God's commandments, live righteously, and follow the gospel of Jesus Christ or otherwise. After we die we are judged on how we chose to live our life. We strive to have eternal life in God's presence and to do so we must complete some steps. We must have faith in Jesus Christ, repent (ask for forgiveness and forsake or sins), be Baptized by someone with the proper authority, receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end. Enduring to the end means that no matter how great the trial or temptation, we must overcome it and continue to live righteously. If we complete these steps, we can have eternal life in Heavenly Father's presence. Show more Show less