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Hi I'm Gavin Poll

I grew up in Utah. I am the oldest of 7 siblings, my Father died when I was 11. I love the gospel. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a new high school graduate. I am called to serve in the Texas Fort Worth Mission. I have wanted to be a missionary my whole life. I played high school baseball and was a student body officer. My dad got esophageal cancer when I was in 4th grade, after a long and hard battle he passed away the summer before I was in 7th grade. Though this situation was very hard for me it helped me strengthen my testimony. I have never felt more love then I did in that time period. My mom got remarried when I was a junior in high school. Her husband is very kind and we get a long very well. With 8 kids in the family it is a lot, but we enjoy each others company. After my mission I am planning on attending BYU-Idaho.

Why I am a Mormon

My whole life I have been a Mormon. I have grown up and learned the teachings of the prophets and the scriptures. I have always tried my hardest to keep the commandments. I learned that there comes a time in your life when you need to start relying on your own testimony of things. When my dad died, it was a hard time for me and my family, but I have never felt more peace in my life before. Because of the atonement of Jesus Christ, and the plan of salvation, I am able to feel that peace in my life and gain a stronger knowledge of eternal families. There have been multiple times in my life when I have felt my dads presence near me. I have felt his love for me and it is a feeling that I will never be able to deny. Keeping the commandments and trying my very best is what makes me truly happy. There is no other way that can bring me more happiness then the gospel brings me. I am a Mormon because I know without a doubt that the fullness of the gospel is on the earth today. The Book of Mormon is a true book that teaches about Jesus Christ. The Bible is also the word of God that testifies of Jesus Christ if it is translated correctly. The gospel has brought so much peace to my life and I have felt Heavenly Fathers love for me on many occasions.

How I live my faith

Wherever I am I always try my very best to be a good example to other people. I try to live my life in a way that Heavenly Father would be proud of me. My friends and I are all preparing to serve missions, so when we are at church we talk about the things that we need to improve on in order to learn more about the church ourselves. I always try to keep an open relationship with my Heavenly Father. Prayer is very important to me and it helps me get through my day. Whenever I feel alone, or feel like I need help, I always know that I can turn to my Heavenly Father and He will listen to what I have to say. I always try to be kind to everybody no matter their background. I am not perfect at it, but I try my best.