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Hi I'm Parker Whiting

I'm from Boise, Idaho. I'm an artist, I'm a musician, I'm a farmer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Boise, Idaho. I love listening to and playing music of all kinds (except country). I love to draw. I love playing baseball and rugby. I have worked on a farm for many of my summer vacations. I am going to serve a full time mission in the California Riverside Mission speaking Spanish, right next to where my dad served. I report to the MTC on October 7. Upon my return I will attend Brigham Young University in Provo studying Animation.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church and have been blessed to have the basic doctrines as a regular part of my life. I was also blessed to be born into a loving family that is strong in the gospel. In such an environment I have truly felt the spirit. Whenever I have gone to through trials, I have been so blessed to know where I can turn. I have turned to the Savior for help countless times. I have felt his redeeming love and know I cannot possibly hope to succeed without him. As I learned this I have been truly blessed. The Savior doesn't just pick up the slack, he carries us. I know this to be true and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to be better every day. If we try to be a little bit better than we were yesterday, we can achieve our goals. I try to read my scriptures every day along with Preach My Gospel. I try make sure my home teaching gets done on time and that I love the families I serve. Recently I was called to serve a full time mission. I plan to live my faith by serving the wonderful people of Riverside, California.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Parker Whiting
Mormons perform baptisms in proxy for those who have died without receiving the gospel. It is a way for those who have passed to receive and accept the required ordinances for exaltation. Show more Show less