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Hi I'm Jackson Sanders

I'm a storyteller, I'm a lover of music and culture and learning, I am a college student, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a recent high school graduate, heading out on my LDS mission to Guatemala. After I finish, I plan on joining the military to pay the debt I have to my country, and then going to college to study in Law Enforcement and become a cop to help the community. One of the greatest things I enjoy is reading books and writing stories, venturing into new and exciting worlds that capture the imagination, weaving tales that present great questions about life and its hardships and overcoming these trials. I fantasize about traveling the world, going to new and exotic places to witness wonders and learn about our planet we call home. I enjoy seeing people smile, and I try to go out of my to make them smile, laugh, make them forget about the troubles they face for just a brief moment, despite being an introvert. I want to make the world a better place, and I want work for that better world, so that everyone can at least have their most basic needs met. I want to be there for those who are in need.

Why I am a Mormon

I consider myself a man of cold, hard, logic, of facts, and of science, there is always a rational explanation to the mysteries that surround us (though we may lack the knowledge as to how and why), but when it comes to God, I choose to listen to my heart more than head (though I can see how this church is true and how Joseph Smith was a prophet of God), in this world, it is so hard to tell truth from lie, but I have come to trust in my heart and what I feel, I am a Mormon because it feels right, more right than anything I have ever experienced. The morals of this church and the teachings within this gospel are where I learned to be a good person unto my fellow men, and the examples that I have looked up in my life, whether living or long since passed on, have helped me realize exactly who I want to be. I want to be a hardworking, loyal, courteous, insightful, a human being, just as flawed as anyone else, but earnest in trying to make my way through life, a son of God. I am a Mormon because I feel that this church true with all my being and that God will always be there for me when I am need, and will help me to become the best me as I possibly can. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I was taught that love is the most important trait for a person to have, and I believe that, there is far too much hate between people. I want it known that though I may disagree with a person, if they have chosen a different lifestyle to follow, then I will respect that choice. I believe in people, I believe in free will and choice, I refuse to judge others because they feel differently than me. I believe that the only thing that truly matters in a person is capability and sincerity, no one deserves to be treated less than a human being, we all have our strengths and our weaknesses, I would like to think that we all balance out in the end. I follow the laws that have been set down in accordance with my faith, I have taken on the name of a Mormon, and so I take on all that goes along with such a title. Once, I was told by my peers that I needed to be more independent, and they told me this because I had chosen to follow the advice of my parents, I wondered, why did I have to disobey the words of my parents in order to become independent, couldn't I be able to consciously decide to follow the wisdom that my parents had given to me? I live by my faith because I can see the wisdom in following these laws and these teachings, and I chose to live by these rules so that I can live a more pure and fulfilling life for myself, my loved ones, and for all those around me, this is how I live my faith.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jackson Sanders
No, mormons do not worship Joseph Smith or any other of the prophets, both of ancient times and modern. Prophets are those who are called of God to be his vocal piece, instruments to guide the true church of God on the paths of righteousness for the blessing of his people. The prophets have my respect, their power and their testimonies have marked them as men of God, and I will listen and heed their words as I journey through my life. I will bow to no man, I worship only my God my Eternal Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Jackson Sanders
Simply reading the passages in the scriptures of the sufferings of our holy brother Jesus the Christ grips me in profound sadness, and also profound relief. The Atonement of Jesus Christ was for us, a necessary part in God´s plan for us to return to Him, and Christ was chosen before the Earth was to enact the Atonement. Christ bled from every pore in the Garden of Gethsamane to pay the price of our sins, so that we, if we are baptized, repent, and come unto God striving to live in concordance with His laws, do not have to suffer the same agony. I have often wondered how much he bled because of me, and I do my best to live righteously so as not to increase the burden he bore for all. Christ was mocked, smitten, scourged, and crucified for the cause of the sins of the world, and to be resurrected from death to fulfill the designs of the plan. The Atonement was necessary, for Christ to open the gateway for all of God´s children to return unto our Heavenly Father. Christ broke the cords of sin and broke the chains of death that threaten to hold us bound and drag us down into Satan´s despicable kingdom, so that we can have hope of seeing the face of our Heavenly Father once again. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Jackson Sanders
Missions are served in order to spread the Gospel unto all nations and to every ear that will hear. Much like the missions of the Apostles and Disciples of Christ who were commanded to preach Christ´s teachings, missionaries serve in pairs to provide witness of the truth of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. The truth is not meant to be hidden under a bushel, but instead to be placed upon the highest hill and broadcast to the world. The light beckons unto all, and it is the duty of the missionaries to help all those who are willing to look upon the light and decide for themselves to seek after it or not. Missionary work is a full-time volunteer service for a period of 18months to 2years. They aren´t paid to be missionaries, and in fact usually pay from their own pockets for the opportunity, all to serve their loving Heavenly Father who has promised rich blessings for them, their families, and those they teach. Missionaries proselyte in order to fulfill the work that has been asked of them to accomplish, and also to bring all willing souls unto Jesus Christ, that is their purpose. Show more Show less