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Hi I'm Grant

I'm 19 years old. I study mathematics. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an avid reader, particularly of science fiction and fantasy. Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson are two of my favorite authors, but anything that immerses me in a new world is a pleasure to read. I also like writing--I'm working on a fantasy book of my own, with a dear friend of mine. I enjoy rock-climbing and camping, and am an Eagle scout. I am also an amateur philosopher, reading the works of Plato or John Stuart Mill or Kenneth Arrow or Leonard Savage. I am a black belt in Taekwondo, and an Eagle Scout. I have two older sisters and one younger sister, and I love them dearly. I always wished I had a brother, too, though.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have seen God in this church. Life is full of marvelous coincidences, but some things are simply too impossible for that. I have felt the power and guidance of the Holy Ghost as I have continued in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and sometimes, I have witnessed clear miracles, interventions by God in my life and the lives of those around me. I am a Mormon because I have received revelation in the Church, and because of the powerful peace that I have felt there, and there can be no other source for that than of God.

How I live my faith

At church, I teach lessons about the scriptures; most recently, I have been teaching about the marvelous epistles of St. Paul. My congregation is mainly 18 to 25 year-olds, and I have the privilege of talking with them about the early Church and its efforts to follow the Savior, and how we can do the same ourselves. I find the best things that we learn are from each other, though--I might lead the lessons, but I wish I had the wisdom of some of my students!

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is just what you believe. It is a confidence that something is true, especially when that truth is verified in your heart by the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less