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Hi I'm Jimmy Henderson

I grew up in Spanish Fork Utah. I'm a Music Dance Theatre major at BYU. I'm serving a mission in Ghana. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend a lot of my time doing what I love most. Performing. Ever since I was a little kid I have loved singing, dancing and acting and I hope that one day I can use the talents I have build to help bring joy to those who watch me. I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This means that I live by a standard set by God that I can receive through the Book of Mormon, Bible, personal prayer, the living prophet, and all other forms of doctrine that exist here on the Earth. Because I like to spend my time doing theater, one of the biggest challenges I face is finding material to perform that lives up to those standards. It can be a bit of a challenge sometimes but I know that if I keep my Heavenly Father's commandments that I will be blessed by Him. Now, musical theater is my first hobby, (I was just accepted into the the Music Dance Theatre program at BYU) but there are lots of other things I enjoy as well. I love to golf, run, bike, swim, play video games, but most of all I love to have fun with my friends and family. One of my favorite things to do is go to Disneyland. Now, I did grow up in Utah so I spent a lot of time camping, going to rodeos, and doing a lot of activities with the Boy Scouts. I love going to the movies! I'm a huge Marvel Cinematic Universe nerd and I go to see every single Pixar movie that comes out. I think the most important thing though is that I love my church. I wouldn't give it up for the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony of Jesus Christ and his Atonement. I also have a personal testimony of the restoration of Christ's church through the prophet Joseph Smith. As I have grown up a member of the Mormon Church I have found that the more I devote myself to the principles taught in the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and taught by the living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, I am simply, happier. I believe that as a Mormon I have a responsibility to act as a representative of Jesus Christ in the way I conduct myself with others. By doing this, my hope is that I can show those I interact with the type of person God wants us to be. I love being a part of a church that teaches such great principles centered around faith, hope, and charity. Nothing else on this Earth could make me a better person than the teaching I get every Sunday at church and at my LDS Seminary class. In the Book of Mormon there is a challenge towards the end of the book written by the prophet Moroni, where he challenges the reader to read through the entire Book of Mormon, then pray about it to God, asking if what is written is true. Moroni promises that if you ask with a sincere heart, the spirit of God will reveal the truth of the validity of the Book of Mormon to you. One of the main reasons I have stayed with the church is because I took Moroni's challenge. I read the entire Book of Mormon and prayed, asking God to reveal its truth to me. I can testify that because of the meaningful emotions and feelings I felt prior to my prayer. I believe that the Book of Mormon is one-hundred percent true! This is why I am a Mormon. If God can manifest the truth of the Book of Mormon to me, then He must be almighty, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints must be His church. I can say this with complete certainty in the sacred name of Jesus Christ. I admonish anyone who is looking for purpose in life to read the Book of Mormon and take ask God if it is true.

How I live my faith

I think what a lot of people don't realize is how simple the concept of faith truly is. Faith begins merely with a desire to improve your lifestyle. So many people go through their lives claiming to lack a faith in God when in reality, the faith is there, they just don't know it. They get down in the dumps of life, they feel hopeless, isolated, unwanted by the world, guilty, meaningless, but most of all... empty. People go through life searching for a purpose. They ask themselves, "Where did I come from?", "Why am I here?", and "Where am I going after death?". In the search for a purpose in their lives they decide it's time for a change, a life improvement. The funny thing about change is that we as humans have a natural fear of it. Even if the change is an improvement. With no solid foundation for the standards of their lives they slip back into old habits time after time, at which point they declare a lack of faith in God, and a lack of faith in themselves. But the faith was there the whole time. The faith was in the desire to change despite the fear of it. If we as individuals have a grounded set of standards to live by, namely the standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, change, finding purpose, and feeling satisfied with our lives is possible. I live my faith by abiding by God's standards and following his commandments. I attend church every Sunday, I pray and study our gospel doctrine, and I try to serve others and exercise love to all people as much as I possibly can. These are God's standards, and yes I mess up from time to time, yes I make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. But I continually strive every day to make myself a better person and I believe, and have a personal testimony that by doing this I can feel happy with my life. I can continue on my own personal road to finding my own life purpose, and I can do so with complete joy amidst all the trials and hardships I face in the process.