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Hi I'm Christian

I live in Boulder City, NV. I'm currently 18 and preparing to serve a mission in the Brazil São Paulo East mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of 7 kids in a family that has taught me the ways of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have been accepted to BYU-Idaho, but for now I'm preparing to serve in the Brazil São Paulo East mission. I love a things outdoors: mountain biking, running, rock climbing, paintball...u name it and it's either something I love or really want to learn. I also did x-country and track in high school. I enjoy reading about history and politics. I am fascinated by the trials that have faced this great country, the USA, in the past and how genuine leaders and good people would ultimately stare those trials in the face and overcome them. Engineering and enterprising are two other topics I find intriguing, and I hope to pursue those topics in college after I serve a mission. I also enjoy reading the scriptures, Preach My Gospel, and modern scripture - straight from the mouths of the general authorities.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon. Naturally, I began to question whether the church was true for myself. I did as the Book of Mormon instructs in Moroni 10: 3-5 by praying earnestly to know whether the Book of Mormon was true. Throughout my life, I have received manifestations that the Book of Mormon is indeed true time and time again. I could never deny it. I can't imagine how lost I would be with scripture, prayer, God's help, and the direction from a modern day prophet.

How I live my faith

I have always tried to just lend a helping hand as a youth in my ward at church. As a youth I held the Aaronic priesthood, which allowed me to participate in sacred ordinances such as preparing the sacrament (a process in which we remember our covenants with God and repent of our sins) and blessing it

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Christian
If nothing else family is a source of strength and love that people can draw on in times of trial, or even happiness. Why not be as happy as can be and be close to your family and/or raise a family of your own? Also, a loving family home fosters productive members of society who generally have principals and expectations with which to govern their lives. It is a huge blessing to grow up in a loving family. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Christian
I'm not sure, and people can define the definition of the type of church the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is however they want. However, Re important thing to remember is that this church was restored by God though Joseph Smith. It is not an offshoot of any previous church, rather it is from God. Show more Show less