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Hi I'm Isaac

I grew up in Portland, Oregon. Currently live in South Jordan, Utah. Called to serve the Salta, Argentina mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 19 and preparing to leave to serve my mission to Salta, Argentina on July 13th, 2016. I was a two sport athlete in high school. (Football and Wrestling) I'm waiting on college until I get back from my mission. I was not very active in the church in high school, and became very active the summer after I graduated. Found my testimony and cleaned up what needed to be cleaned up and a year from that time I'm serving a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the gospel. I was active as a kid up until high school. I went to church with my family in High School but would leave after Sacrament Meeting. I didn't have any testimony and I didn't care for it. Had a lot of doubts about the church. I wasn't obeying the commandments and covenants that I made. I was participating in things that most high school kids did. Pretty well liked kid that played football and wrestled. Never felt happy, felt an emptiness. I would never admit it. Church leaders tried to help and care for me and work with me in my doubts. However, I was unwilling to learn and try to get a testimony at the time cause I didn't want to give up what I was doing. The summer after high school my family and I were preparing to move from my hometown in Oregon to Utah. On my very last night in Oregon before the move, I was at a party. I remember feeling very alone and unhappy there as the night went on. I kept getting these thoughts and feelings that I need to leave the party. It kept After high school, I moved away from my home town with my family to Utah. I decided I wanted to give the gospel a shot. I confessed and cleaned up what I needed to with my new bishop and felt so much relief. He told me to read the Book of Mormon. I never read it fully before. So I took his challenge and I was at Temple Square when I finished it and while I was reading it there was a lot of people walking around, taking pictures, sounds of kids. Just as I read the last sentence of the Book of Mormon there was no one around and just peace and quiet. I decided to do what the verses in Moroni 10:4-5 say: " and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." I prayed right there by the fountain in temple square asking if this book was true. I got the most powerful feeling in my heart and peace in my mind. That made me realize this church IS true.

How I live my faith

I've been called to serve as a Missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to the people of Salta, Argentina. I'm a Sunday School teacher for youth ages 14-15. I'm also a teacher for the Adult Men 18-50.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Isaac
No, but strongly encouraged to. It changes peoples lives. I'm very excited to serve my mission cause I know it will change my life, and strengthen my testimony. But more importantly it changes the lives of the people you'll be serving. The mission makes you lose yourself and become selfless. Makes you have love for the people you serve. If I can help someone come to receive the gospel and have their life changed for the better just as my life has. Then I'm all for it. I'm very excited to be serving the people of Argentina. Show more Show less