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Hi I'm Elder Collin Hawkins

I grew up in Utah. I live in St. Petersburg, Russia and have a wonderful family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I live on a farm. I have completed high school and a major part of that has been centered around my love for music and my love of learning about other cultures. My family members like to travel. My parents, my brother who is just older than me, and I love to spend time together as a family. We would rather spend time telling stories and laughing than playing video games or other things that might distract us. My family is very close and as a result, we have strong ties to one another.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have chosen to be. I have gained an assurance of what I believe in to be the truth. I have a testimony in the divinity of Christ. Jesus Christ was sent here to live with man and bare the things that mortal life would bring. Christ was sent to be the Savior for the world. Christ died so that we could be clean from sin and be able to return to our Heavenly Father again. I chose to come to Earth to gain a body and to be tested. I know that through my actions and with the help of God, I can and will return to live with Him again.

How I live my faith

I attend a singles ward now, but when I would attend my family ward with my parents, I would love to get others involved with activities that my priesthood group was having. I loved teaching my peers that are of my faith and also those who are not of my faith about what I believe in. I love teaching people about how much God loves each and every one of us. I try to live my life in a way that would show others what I believe in.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Elder Collin Hawkins
We needed a Savior because God knew that we would sin. He knew that when we would come to Earth, the Devil would temp us and we would fall to his temptations. Through the Savior, Jesus Christ, we can be forgiven of all things that we have wrong if we will allow the Savior's Atoning sacrifice to aide us on our way back to God. If we will repent of our sins, we will be able to be clean before God. Show more Show less