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Hi I'm Austin Simkins

I am currently serving in the Italy Milan Mission. I am from Draper Utah and I love to ski, mountain bike and draw.

About Me

I graduated from Alta high school and went to BYU before my mission. I am currently in the Itay, Milan mission and reported to the MTC on August 24, 2016. I have always loved the peace that comes from knowing that someone always knows what I'm going through. I have learned that all things are possible through the lord and sincere prayer and faith can allow you to better see who the lord wants you to become. Spreading this message is the most exhilarating experience and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a Mormon because I was raised as one, now I am a Mormon of my own free will because I know the happiness, joy, and peace that comes from knowing how I can return to my Heavenly Father through a savior who has testified to me many times of his personal love for me!

How I live my faith

I have lived by faith as I have served in various leadership positions in the church with the young men. I have had the opportunity to home teach members in my ward and bless them by the power of the pristhood and by giving service to them.

In whom should we have faith?

Austin Simkins
Faith is an essential aspect of receiving answers to prayers, receiving guidance from the Holy Ghost and acting in the name of God by using his priesthood power to give blessings to heal those who are sick of are in need of a specific blessing at any given time. Faith and works go hand in hand. Jesus showed his faith by rubbing dirt on the eyes of a blind man and through his priesthood, he was able to restore his sight to him. In our lives we can show our faith by continually looking for a lost item while praying that God will lead us to the correct destination. If we sit and wait for help, we won't show God that we have faith he can help us through our own efforts. Show more Show less