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Hi I'm Dre Grossen

I am one of six kids and I love my family. I am currently serving a Latvian speaking mission and I love being a Mormon missionary.

About Me

Currently I am a student at BYU, and I am studying neuroscience. I love playing sports. I played football, basketball, and soccer in high school. I love sports so much, but I will probably never probably never play tackle football again because I've had bad luck. I broke my hand my junior year of college, and I tore my ACL, MCL, and part of my meniscus my senior year. I also enjoy water sports: wakeboarding and skiing. I am also a certified scuba diver and I love exploring everything under the water. At BYU I am also the vice-president of the Juggling Club. I can juggle balls, rings, and clubs and I love club passing the most. I also solve Rubiks cubes and I can solve many different types and sizes. I enjoy listening to music and I enjoy singing and playing the piano. For work, I tune pianos. Right now I am in the MTC learning Latvian and I will be serving in the Baltic Mission. I am so excited to serve the people of Latvia.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been taught so much from the parents. My mom taught me basic doctrine and she taught me to read the Book of Mormon. My father has never served as a bishop or stake president, but he is always looking for opportunities to serve others. I don’t know anyone else who works quite as hard as he does, and still find opportunities to serve others. When I was a little kid, my dad got us all together and we prepared food and other goods for a one of my dad’s old friends who was struggling. I remember that we carried boxes and I remember that they we heavy, but the burden was lightened when we gave them to the needing family. It was in Utah, so it was cold outside and we were bundled up. We were little “elves” that came and delivered the much needed food. My dad did not ask for any of the credit for that service. In fact, he did not deliver the boxes himself. He had us deliver the boxes because he wanted his service to be in secrete. I have learned much from him about service. I cannot count the number moves that my dad has has brought me along to help. I find myself serving alongside my father on many occasions helping that who are less fortunate, or who just simply need help because we can all use help in our lives. Now, I have gained a testimony for myself. I used to rely on the testimony of my parents, but now I can say that I know that Christ lives. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that means that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and that this is the restored church. Even now, I still don’t know everything and I won’t for a long time. Learning is a never ending process. Every day it seems I learn something new though the spirit. My testimony of the everlasting atonement is increased daily through study and prayer. I am not perfect, but I am working to become perfected through the atonement of Christ and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love reading the scriptures. I love the scriptures because I can find answers to many of my questions. Before my mission I was an online missionary in my young single adult ward. I worked with people in my ward and I helped them to set up their mormon.org profiles and I have also helped them to update their social media accounts to give them a more professional appearance. I was also a home teacher. As a home teacher I would check on three families at least once a month, and I stop by and let them know they are loved and I try to help them in any way I can. I love it because it gives me a chance to forget about myself and go serve others. Currently I am in the MTC, and I am learning Latvian, so that I can better serve the people of Latvia. I love the spirit that comes through serving others.