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Hi I'm Sam Meyer

I'm from Littleton, Colorado. I have traveled around the world with my family. I play tennis and basketball. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in Colorado there have been two things that I have loved doing more than anything: playing tennis, and traveling with my family. Tennis is something I have grown to love over the past 15 years as I transitioned from simply going to lessons with my friends, then to competitive tournaments, and finally to the varsity high school team for four years. While I was on the team, I had the opportunity to go to the state tournament for all four years of my career as well, including placing at state for 3 years in a row. I have also had a chance to play tennis in some odd places as I have traveled, including Thailand and Nepal. In my travel to over 25 countries in my life so far, I have been able to meet incredible people of all ethnicities and religions. These travels have really helped me see the diversity in the world and how fortunate I am in my life. After being accepted to Brigham Young University, I deferred in order to serve a mission in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission beginning in August 2016. I am very excited to serve and can't wait to see what Minnesota has to offer!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I mostly went to church because it was what my family did and there was no real reason for my attendance. But as I grew older, I started paying attention more and learning about the doctrine of the Church and what members like me believed. Learning all of this formed the foundation for what I believe today, even though I might not have believed it right when I learned it. What really started my conversion to the Church was when I entered high school, as those four years of my life, and probably many others, were the hardest to get through. As everyone is trying to be liked and making decisions that are vastly different from the standards set by the Church, I had a very tough choice: do what I had been taught simply because I wanted to do what others thought was right, or to do what all my friends were doing. Today I am happy to say that I did the first. That is when I started to see the blessings of following the standards of the Church and really started believing in what I had learned. From that point, I have come to know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ, and was instructed to set up this church on the Earth once again, just as it was in the days of Christ. Joseph being the first prophet in this era, has been followed by others that I know are chosen by God, just as Thomas S. Monson has been for today. I know that through Christ, we can be forgiven of our sins and be able to return to live with our Heavenly Father again with our families for all eternity. Because of my knowledge of all of this, I have put everything aside to go and share this message with the people in Minnesota, and couldn't think of anything that would benefit my life more at this point in my life.

How I live my faith

In church I have held certain positions in the program for young men (aged 12-18) where I was in charge of organizing events and lessons for the youth. These events and lessons are focused on teaching about the Church, but also to build friendships between the boys. We felt that making the Church a place of love, support, and safety was nearly as important as teaching the doctrine of the Church, so we focused activities around that. In addition to working with the youth, I was asked to work with the missionaries near in my area to help teach members and nonmembers alike, and aid them in anything else they might need. In doing this, I have given countless rides to missionaries across town to various appointments and lessons (where I sometimes stayed with them to help teach about the Church and what we believe.) Starting in August of 2016, I will be leaving everything for two years in order to serve a mission for the Church in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission. So for two years I will spend everyday trying to share the message of the Church to anyone that will listen.