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Hi I'm Morgan

I'm from southern Idaho, USA. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints when I was 19, and served in Argentina.

About Me

I try to live my life in a way I can be proud to be who I am. I love to travel to Spanish speaking places because I love speaking Spanish. I served a full time LDS mission in Buenos Aires Argentina from 2005 to 2007. I learned so much on my mission that I couldn't have learned had I not gone. I love to kite board, wind surf, rock climb, mountain bike, road bike, snow board, XC ski, kayak and shoot guns. I am not a parent or a husband yet, but it's on my list of stuff to do. I graduated from Boise State University in 2012 with a Bachelors in Spanish. I am currently working in a school as a PSR worker. It's a stepping stone, not my dream job. I love listening to General Conference talks while driving; I find that my day starts off so much better when I do so.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have read and prayed to know if the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is true and I felt really good when I did that and that was enough for me to be baptized back in 2004. I was taking the missionary discussions through some friends of mine in the first year of college in southern Idaho and they caught my attention. I felt nothing that I had ever felt before talking about God and Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost bore testimony to me through those good feelings that what the missionaries were telling me was true. A year later I served a full time LDS mission to Buenos Aires North mission, Argentina. 10 years later, I am still Mormon. I wont give it up for anything. I stumbled after the mission for about 7 years of not going to church and I missed out on many blessings, but it brought me to know many things and now I have found a sweet girl who wants me in her life. The fact that we can be sealed together as husband and wife for ever is an amazing thing to me, and I don't see the point to get married in any other way. Death do us part is just so sad to me. But with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the ordinances done in the Temples all across the world, families can be sealed together for eternity. I know that this is true because the prophet on the earth today and many of them in the past have testified of this, and if we can receive a testimony that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, which I have, then we also can know that Joseph Smith, who translated the Book of Mormon, which was written in ancient writings on brass plates delivered and shown and delivered to him by an angel of God, then we can know that the prophets who were called after him are also prophets of God and God has begun to call new prophets on the earth to teach the people how to live worthy lives and do the things which they need to do to return to live with Him one day.

How I live my faith

I recently came back to being active in the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints in March of 2015. I had gotten distracted by things of the world and it's views and influences and I was missing the influence of the Spirit of God in my life and now that I have been coming to church and repenting and putting my life in line with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I am feeling so much more confident and happy. I was missing out. Granted I was traveling and living an alright life working hard and playing hard, but I was missing the key parts of being a disciple of Christ. I also wasn't renewing my promises that I had made with God at baptism, now that I am honoring those on a day to day basis, I can feel a definite difference in my life. I attend all 3 meetings of church every week, and participate in the cleaning of the church building when called upon, I do my home teaching when I can get assigned someone to teach and I enjoy attending Institute classes. I also attend Family Home Evening on Monday evenings at the Young Single Adult ward that I go to. I recognize when I sin or mess up and I make it a point to repent sooner than later and if needed I make an appointment to talk with my Bishop because he can always shed light on an aspect of my life that I may need to fix or become better at and I feel like I can tell the Bishop anything and he always is willing to help me out. Whenever someone asks me to prepare and teach a lesson in church I try to accept the challenge and learn from it. I end up loving the lesson that I prepare for the class because when we prepare, we learn more than when we receive the lesson.

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

Morgan
Everyone who is living on the earth today, who has lived or ever will be born on the earth was previously a spiritual son or daughter of our loving Heavenly Father. There was a fall with Adam and Eve our first parents so they say and they were kicked out of the presence of God, and with them we too were kicked out. To get back to His presence we need help. That help is Jesus Christ. All we have to do is have faith in Jesus Christ, repent of our sins and short comings, be baptized by immersion by someone who has the authority to do so, (someone with the Priesthood of God, in the LDS church) receive the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, and endure to the end. If we do these things, we can be saved by Jesus Christ's grace after all we can do. The Atonement sacrifice that Jesus Christ did for us at Gethsemane and on the cross was all we need of him, but we have to do those other things. I know these things to be true, and you can too. You can know by reading these things in the book of Mormon and asking God the Eternal Father in the name of Jesus Christ if these things are not true, asking in faith and wanting to know, the Holy Ghost will show you that they are true by feelings or other ways. Good things come from God. Moroni 10: 3-6. Show more Show less