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Hi I'm Preston

I love to run. I love my family. I am always learning (and have a long way to go before learning it all). And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey my name is Preston Warby and I'm from St George UT. I love running and hiking and biking. Ran cross country and track in high school and made a lot of good memories and habits doing that. Pretty soon, after my full time mission sharing the gospel and serving for 2 years, I will go to college, get a wife and live an awesome life. I love my family and enjoy bowling and hanging out with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was originally introduced to the religion of Mormonism as a newborn and slowly grew to know more and more about it. I was baptized and confirmed a member of the church at 8 years old. Nevertheless, just like everyone else, I eventually had to gain a witness for myself that the church of Jesus Christ (the same organization that He organized while on the earth) is indeed the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, that we are guided by LIVING prophets, and that Jesus is our savior. I tried to do this by reading the Book of Mormon, praying to Heavenly Father and waiting for an answer to come. I eventually received an answer that it wasn't the Book of Mormon that was my barrier, but rather my faith in Jesus Christ. I had never really developed a true witness that Christ is my Savior, that He really lives. When I was 17 years old, I had been struggling with different things when I was prompted to read from the Bible in the Book of Job chapter 19. As I read (not even with a knowledge of who Job was) I was filled with joy and peace and when I got to verse 25-27, where Job testifies of the reality of the Savior and that he will see Him for himself, I was overcome with a hope that Christ is my Savior. Later, as I acted on the things we learn to do in the Bible and Book of Mormon (have Faith, and specifically REPENT) I gained the witness that Jesus Christ is indeed the Savior and Redeemer of the world. I have developed a knowledge of Him and have no doubt that I will see Him with my own eyes and this knowledge has motivated me to keep the commandments, follow the Savior, and be a faithful member of His church. As for the Book of Mormon, I had no doubt that it is the word of God along with the Bible. And all you have to do to find that out for yourself is READ it. And if that's not enough, ask God if it is not true and He will reveal the truth to you through the power of the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading my scriptures, saying prayers to Heavenly Father, worshipping in the temple and partaking of the sacrament each week. I also am currently serving a mission for the church in Texas.

What is being a Mormon like?

What being a member of the church has brought me personally is a perspective that helps me to live life in a way hat brings me the most happiness possible. We teach the Plan of Salvation which tells us where we come from, why we are here, and where we go after this life. By having that knowledge, I know what I should be doing. I no longer wonder what my purpose in life is, I have no doubt what my purpose is and it brings me happiness. It REALLY does. It's something I wouldn't have without being a Mormon. It is hard at times because we live different standards than maybe those from other religions, but I would have it no other way! Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

I'm the kind of person who always needs something proved to me before I will be believe it. So, growing up being told there was a God was hard for me. I couldn't see Him, nobody I knew had even seen Him, so I had no proof He was really there. But I eventually learned through experience and the scriptures that EVERYTHING we see, smell, hear, touch, taste, and feel are signs that there is a God. Alma 30:44 says "all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator." So every now and then when I want yet another witness that God is there, I take a minute and look at the grass and the foliage and it's fine details. I ponder the human body and it's amazing capacity to function, think, create, and to feel. I look at prophecies in the scriptures that have and are coming true. I think of how much greater it is to believe in something more than just birth and death, that my family is eternal and that I have divine potential. "Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." You don't have to see God to know He is there; you can feel His love, view His creations, and hear the birds or the bugs or the music. The key to know if He is there, is first have faith that He exists. Then after having faith, He will open your eyes. Show more Show less