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Hi I'm Thaddeus

I grew up in California. I am a LDS Missionary. I am glad to serve my lord.

About Me

I have always loved the outdoors. I grew up fishing, hiking, and hunting. Through these activities I have learned to see God's work in the beauties of nature. Straight out of high school I traveled to Alaska and worked on a commercial salmon boat. I have seen many of God's beautiful creations in Alaska. Although, the work was hard I was still able to enjoy all Heavenly Father has made available to me. After three long months in Alaska, I am now serving a mission in Los Angles speaking Spanish. I am happy I can be a great example to my two adopted younger brothers. Though they are not blood related, they were truly meant to be a part of our family. We have been sealed in the temple for eternity and I am grateful we will be together forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon or as I would like to be called "a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" because I have seen the Light of Christ in my own life. I have seen miracles, blessings, answers to prayers or however you would like to say it. For the past three months I have seen the Light of Christ diminish slightly as I lived day and night with a different set of people that did not have the same set of standards that I did. These people were great children of our father in heaven none the less. However, I have learned that when I don't put Christ first in my life, the things around me that I have taken for granted seem to disappear. I realize the importance that I must always follow God's rules (10 commandments and the words of the prophet) to receive all the blessings I am privileged to enjoy. By following God's commandments I must also be willing to recognize my blessings, vocalize my beliefs and share them in order to have Christ in my life 100%. Heavenly Father has given me the challenges I have to make a better and stronger person. I sometimes wonder how I could have survived some trials and been able to "rise above" them without the gospel in my life. I am so grateful to be a MORMON!

How I live my faith

The most common I choose to live my faith would be through service to others. There is an elderly man in our ward that is recently a widow. He has a farm in which he takes great pride in. Although he is unable to maintain the farm on his own he is not ready to let it go. My youth group and I have had several opportunities to help him. We have stacked hay, repaired barns, did yard work and maintainance on their garden area etc. Another way of showing how I choose to live my faith, is through service in my youth group. For six years I was the head of my youth group, which includes organizing activities, watching over my peers and so much more. The most important responsibility would be to pay attentive to their needs emotionally, physically and spiritually. This would sometimes take a lot of time and patience. However, to watch someone be at their lowest point and see them over time, rise above their struggles, it turns out to be a blessing to me too.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

No, there are no unreasonable restrictions made by the church to keep the gift of priesthood out of any races reach. While one must worthy of holding the priesthood and continue to keep the rules taught for the remainder of there life, such things as race or color mean nothing in the eyes of the lord. We are all children of our heavenly father. My adopted brother is African American (his preferred title), was just baptized in the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints and is now trying to live worthy for when he can receive the priesthood. Show more Show less