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Hi I'm Samuel Krommenhoek

I am currently serving an LDS mission in the Baltic Mission, Estonia Region. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints serving in the Baltic Mission, Latvia and I speak Estonian. I just graduated High School this past year and will be playing soccer at BYU when I return. In addition to being the Seminary President at Maple Mountain High School my senior year, I played Basketball and was a part of the Soccer team which won the State Championship. I have played Soccer and Basketball since I have been able to walk and love working hard and have amazing parents who love us and help us to do our best. I am the oldest of 6 kids, 4 brothers and a sister.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life. I have two amazing parents who love me and help me be the best I can. They have helped strengthen my testimony throughout my life and have helped me find who I am. There really isn't any way to express the feelings I have felt through this Gospel. Life is sometimes hard, but when we have the knowledge that the Gospel brings, things become much easier and life becomes more enjoyable. When I was 11 my father challenged me to read the entire Book of Mormon. When I finished I re-read a promise at the end of the book, Moroni 10:4-5. They read, 4) "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; 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. 5) And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." I took this promise to heart and prayed, sincerely asking if what I had been taught was true. I received my answer in the form of an unexplainable peace that overwhelmed me. I felt the power of the words I had read and I knew without a doubt that it was true. I know not to doubt God's will, because He is our Father, someone who truly wants what is best for us.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a volunteer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Latvia. Before this opportunity, I was the leader of a Seminary Program at our school. Seminary is a way to learn more about the God and Jesus Christ during the week in a school setting. On Sundays I served in a leadership position in the church over young men ages 16-18. I would help organize activities to help keep the young men involved, teach lessons about the God and Jesus Christ and do my best to help others feel welcome. I strive to do all I can to be like my Savior and to live my life in such a way that my Father in Heaven would be proud of.