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Hi I'm Jeffrey

I play the trumpet. I have a passion for math and science. I live in the United States. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm eighteen years old, and I will go on a mission to Buenos Aires in October 27, 2016. I enjoy writing fictional novels, especially science fiction and fantasy. I am an extreme Doctor Who fan. My favorite Doctor is Patrick Troughton. I am exceptionally good at math and science, and I hope to become an aeronautical engineer for NASA. I want to go Harvard at some point, but I am stuck at BYU Provo for now. I earned a 36 on the ACT and I was one of my high school's valedictorians. I play the trumpet, and I especially enjoy marching band. I can hit a high G (you know, the one with all the ledger lines) on the trumpet. I'm also probably the only registered Democrat in all of Utah that regularly attends the LDS church.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because God showed me miracles. There was nothing huge, just enough silly little coincidences that I realized that they weren't actually coincidences. For example, one Saturday night I was praying desperately to know what constitutes a testimony and how I could get one. The next day at church, almost everyone who went to the pulpit spoke about testimonies and faith. The trend was so strong that one of the later speakers couldn't help but comment on how impressive it was. Coincidence? I think not! Once I was fasting to know if I should go on a mission immediately or when I was nineteen. The lesson in Seminary that day was about, and I quote, "hastening to the rescue of the lost sheep." Coincidence? I think not! Besides, science isn't quite enough to explain the mysteries of the universe. Everything is too perfect, too organized. No scientist can explain how the first organic compounds randomly smashed together and collected to randomly form the first bacteria. No scientist can explain how the first humans evolved to become more intelligent when intelligence didn't really give them an advantage against other animals until they had developed swords and armor. No scientist can explain exactly what triggered the Big Bang. Did you know that if the Higgs Field was any more or less dense than it is, the universe would have either imploded or expanded so rapidly that stars and galaxies could not exist? Coincidence? I think not!

How I live my faith

I live my faith devotedly. I read the scriptures every day, pray several times a day, and attend the temple weekly. I strive to know the will of God. When I know God's will, I always follow it, even if it makes no sense. I believe no amount of devotion and dedication is too much. An eternity in heaven is at risk. The cost-benefit of living the Gospel is heavy in benefits. I think the Gospel is an excellent way to help other people. Our welfare system is amazing and there are constant service opportunities. It is something to be proud of, because that is what Jesus would do (and did).