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Hi I'm Raekwon

I am an outdoor-enthusiast, I love sports, I highly value family, and i I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with an amazing single mom for most of my childhood until recently. I am now part of a blended family and i truly love it. One of my lifelong passions is American football. I enjoy just about every sport but football is definitely my favorite. I also am a huge outdoor-enthusiast. I love to be outside doing adventurous things - fishing, camping, hiking, etc. I have lived in five states including Kansas, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, and now Hawaii. Although moving so often has been pretty tough, it has shaped me into the person i am today.

Why I am a Mormon

Joining this church has been the best decision I have ever made in my life thus far. There are far too many reasons why that's so, but a couple I wish to explain. As hard times come in their various forms, I know that I will always have my Savior Jesus Christ to turn to and receive peace and comfort. As a Mormon, I have learned the principle of repentance; whenever I fall short, I have the ability to be forgiven. More importantly I have the ability to change. Without my Savior's atonement, I am left powerless to overcome my imperfections. This church has given me the knowledge and tools necessary to fully use that atonement. The knowledge of the reality of God and Jesus Christ is something I treasure dearly and the restored gospel has helped me realize who They are. As a Mormon, I have learned the plan of salvation. I know where I came from, my purpose on this Earth, and where I'm going. This gives me great perspective on life. Above any other explanation of why I have chosen to be a member of this church, the most important one is the Holy Ghost. I have pondered and prayed about the truthfulness of this gospel and the Holy Ghost has testified to me time and time again that it is true. Every question I have ever had concerning this gospel has been answered; not by google, not by man, but by the Holy Ghost. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is in fact all that it claims to be - the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. My life has been blessed beyond belief by joining this church. I love it dearly... but most importantly i love my Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am very involved with my faith. I have received several different callings in my church; some of a higher capacity than others, but all of equal importance. Each of these callings require hard work and dedication in order to fulfill their responsibilities. I also have personal responsibilities that i have to hold myself accountable to each and every day. A few of those require being friendly to others, helping those in need, sacrificing my time and talents, and many more. I do all of these things because of my love for the gospel of Jesus Christ and all that it entails.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ. It testifies that he really lived, that he is the Son of God, and that through faith in Him all can be saved. Like the Holy Bible, it contains writings from ancient prophets. It is a record of God's dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas. The Hebrew prophet Lehi (one of the first mentioned in the Book of Mormon), a descendant of the biblical Joseph, fled Jerusalem upon command of the Lord. He was guided by God to the Americas. The Book of Mormon does not replace the Holy Bible but confirms and supports Its testimony of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World. The reason the Book of Mormon is important is because over the past 2000 years, the Bible has been placed and translated by the hands of people who had no authority to do so. During that time many plain and precious things of the gospel have been lost or taken away. With the Bible alone, over 40,000 Christian churches have been formed. In the book of Ephesians we learn that there is "One Lord, one faith, one baptism". With the Book of Mormon and Bible together, there is one church, fulfilling that statement. The greatest thing about the Book of Mormon is its divinity. And we have the opportunity to test it for ourselves. In Moroni 10: 4-5 we are asked to ponder and pray about the Book of Mormon. And those who ask with a sincere heart and true desire to know are PROMISED to receive a testimony of its truthfulness by the power of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less