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Hi I'm Elder Gooch

I am a mormon! I am serving in the Minnesota, Minneapolis mission.

About Me

I am a normal High School student. I love sports and work hard to get good grades. I just got excepted to the University of Utah and I was called to serve in the Minnesota, Minneapolis mission. Sometimes high school sucks but if I focus on the things important to me, everything else falls into place.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I have a testimony of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. Between these two beliefs, I am able to draw closer to Christ and become better every day. Being a mormon does come with a lot of things that people may see as restrictions, however I know that by living the standards of the gospel, I can eventually have more choices because I have not gotten into trouble. Agency comes more when I use it wisely and the gospel helps me do that. I also love being a mormon because it allows me to go to the temple. The temple is a place that I want to always have access too. It is a place where I can draw close to the spirit of god and feel like I am doing something important. I love the fact that I can listen to prophets and apostles just like those of moses, noah, and even Peter, James and John. I don't believe the church to be true. I know it to be true.

How I live my faith

I love the church. I am currently a priest in my ward and just received a mission call to Minnesota. I did scouts for a long time where I was a troop leader for a while and I was a teacher's quorum president. Most of my church efforts right now are helping me prepare to serve a mormon mission. I am so excited for the opportunities coming.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Elder Gooch
The atonement was necessary for us to overcome our sins, transgressions, or weaknesses. If you think about it, whenever you do something bad, you feel guilty and sick to your stomach. With Christ's help and atonement, we are allowed to overcome our sins and get rid of our guilt and grow closer to god. He suffered so that we won't have to. Show more Show less