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Hi I'm Garrett Parry

I am from Utah and I am a Mormon. I have been called to serve a mission in Fukuoka, Japan.

About Me

I just graduated from Salem Hills high school and I loved being involved in everything. I was a starter on my high school football team and a captain for a year. My senior year I was a member of our student council and really enjoyed being able to serve the school and community. I love to be active and spend time outside with my family and friends. My family means the world to me and even with their flaws and weaknesses I wouldn't change a thing about them. I am currently preparing to serve a mission in Fukuoka, Japan.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the light and hope the gospel brings to me in my life. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and through him, we can all be saved. I continue to build my testimony and serve this church because the Lord has promised me that as I try my very best to follow his commandments, he will always bless me. He helps me when I feel lonely, discouraged, inadequate, and just plain bad. This church provides meaning and peace to my life that no other church can. I know that what it teaches is what God truly wants me to do and the promises contained in this gospel is for everybody. Most importantly, being a Mormon helps me to feel God's and Jesus Christ's love for me.

How I live my faith

I try to visit the two families I have been assigned each month for home teaching. I love to spend time talking with the older people in our ward and helping them. I try to reach out to kids that I know from my ward and be kind to them always and try to be an example of Jesus Christ wherever I go. I have spent a lot of time taking the sacrament to people in the ward who couldn't come to church, collecting fast offerings or donations for the church, and helping prepare and bless the sacrament at church. The most important way that I try to live my faith is by constantly reminding people that God loves them. You can always be encouraging and remind people that they are special to God.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Garrett Parry
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and his divinity. That He really did live, that he died, and that in his resurrection all mankind may be saved if we are willing to follow the principles taught in the Book of Mormon. It is a book that shows that God is mindful of all his children, and that he has an eternal love for everyone. By following its precepts and counsel, man can come to gain a testimony of God and Jesus Christ himself. Show more Show less