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Hi I'm Mitchell

I was born in England. I grew up in Utah and Idaho. I am an athlete, a musician, an Eagle Scout, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing basketball, running track, and riding my bike. I am a brother to three siblings: two older sisters and one younger brother. I am just about to graduate high school a half year early with an Associates degree from the local community college. I have been a member my whole life. My mother is from Belgium, and her father is the pioneer of the family. He was the first to convert from Catholicism to being LDS. I am leaving on my 2-year mission here in about 3 months to serve in Northern Europe and I couldn't be more excited. I am the first of my Belgian grandparents descendants to serve a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that God truly gave His only begotten son to die for the sins of all man-kind. Being a part of and living this gospel is the most effective way of coming closer to my Brother, Jesus Christ. I know that through Him, I can be forgiven of my faults, sins, and transgressions. I have felt His comfort and seen His hand in my every-day life. While I was born into this church, I still had to be converted. Even now, many years after baptism, I am being converted. This church is a hospital for the sick, the weary, the heart-broken, the lonely, and the sinners. We are all sinners. This gospel shows me how to become better and how to return to live with my Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ, with my family for eternity. If there is anything in this world that I could hope for, it would be to live with my family forever. Through the teachings, principles, and ordinances that have been restored to this gospel, that dream has become a reality. I know that God lives and that He hears every one of our prayers. I know He loves me just as much as He loves everyone on the earth.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the First Assistant to my Bishop in the 16-18 year-old young men's group, called the Priests quorum. The young men in my quorum are my brothers and we do things together all the time. When planning, we try to plan at least one service project each month, whether it be for a group or individual, people we know or those we don't. I actively home teach to the best of my abilities, but there are months where my companion and I fall short. I love being able to personally visit with a select number of families in my ward boundaries. I often go on splits with the missionaries in my ward. I am extremely grateful for that opportunity to see how the elders interact with various types of people; it is really helping me prepare for my own mission.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

If you want to come to know our Heavenly Father, talk to Him. We do this through prayer, which is a personal and sometimes public conversation in which we tell Him about literally anything and everything. We can ask for certain things, but we should also express our sincere gratitude to Him for all the blessings He has bestowed upon us. Be specific; talk to Him just like you would someone you think highly of, but with an even more respectful tone and vocabulary. He wants you to talk to Him, as you are His child. He loves you and waits to hear from you. Prayer is not the only way, but a very effective and humble approach. Show more Show less