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Hi I'm Baker Eliason

Born and raised in Arizona, I love playing sports and being with friends, and serving in the Virginia Richmond Mission

About Me

I am a High School Senior preparing to leave for my mission. I have been called to serve in the Virginia Richmond Mission. I am the oldest of 4 boys and I am grateful for the opportunity I have to be an example to them. I love to play sports and hang out with my friends whenever I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the happiness it brings me and my family. Knowing that our family can be together after we die provides comfort for us. The Book of Mormon provides guidance that I need everyday. Whenever I open it to read with real intent I always feel the spirit telling me that the church is true. Also the Atonement, Christ suffered for our sins because no one is perfect and because of this we can repent and be made clean. Christ knows our struggles because he went through the same thing as we did. He is always there when we need him and that is what I love most about faith and my Savior.

How I live my faith

I serve as the priest first assistant and I enjoyed every second of that calling. It allows me to interact with other youth and become closer with them. I also go home teaching once a month to share a message with different families, and provide service whenever possible. I have close friends in the church that are a great support system for me, and we all love to be apart in any service activities.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Baker Eliason
Jesus Christ set the the perfect example with he was on the earth, and while on the earth he was baptized by the proper authority of God or also known as the priesthood. There are people who have been baptized but not by the priesthood or there are people who never been baptized. By performing proxy baptisms in behalf of those who have died. The individuals can then accept or decline what has been done in their behalf. Show more Show less