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Hi I'm Garrett

Raised in Colorado. I go to college at Utah State. I have been called to serve in Johannesburg South Africa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Colorado. I was raised in a family of six. I have two sisters and one brother. I am the youngest of the family and I slowly learned it had some perks and some disadvantages. I have finished one year of school at Utah State. I love Aggie football and basketball! I love hiking and the outdoors in general. My favorite mountains to hike are 14ers in Colorado. I love spending time with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church makes it hard to specify when you have had a true conversion. I would often find myself in times when I loved going to church and I would also find myself not wanting to go. I went to church for years and years but it wasn't until high school that I really discovered what roll I wanted this church to play in my life. It was during a rough time of my high school career where no matter what happened to me it seemed that nothing was going right. I just didn't have an appreciation for anything. I didn't want to talk to my parents I didn't think that I really fit into anything. Throughout this time I would try to read my scriptures but never really got anything out of them. But one day a single line of scripture made me really think about my life. It was 2 Nephi 2:13 which said "And if there be no righteousness there be no happiness." It made me realize I wasn't actually being righteous I was just avoiding the "bad" things of high school such as sex, drugs, partying, etc. Our Heavenly Father wants us to do good in this world. He wants us to stand up for what is right and to help others. Not just avoid all of the evils in the world. Of course after reading that scripture around Junior year I did think about it but then I would go back to my moping around. Change does not happen in a day or two. It takes time and commitment. After reading that scripture it took me until the end of my senior year when I found myself truly desiring the gospel. But during some of my bad days I would think of that scripture and I would try to be better. I slowly came to know that this gospel and church are true. I know that Heavenly Father and his son love everyone on the earth today. I know that The Book of Mormon is true and because I know that I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet and he translated that book. I know Thomas S. Monson is the true prophet on the earth today. I know that this gospel offers more happiness than anything else on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I have grown up in the LDS Church. In my time as a young man I have been able to have many responsibilities. I have been able to help a lot of people move. I have got yard work done, shoveled drive ways, and sang Christmas carols for the elderly. Also at various times I have been part of the leadership for my age group of young men. As part of the leadership I would do my best to know everyone and be a friend to them. I would do my best to keep them coming to church and church activities. Also as young men we would be in charge of cleaning up the church on Sunday and stacking all the chairs.