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Hi I'm Orrin Bates

I grew up in Gilbert Arizona. I love living in a desert, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a Bass player. I love music. I'm in highschool, and I'm part of a good sized family. I grew up in the church and I plan to serve a full time Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have come to know that I am the happiest and the best person I can be because of this church, and I believe in the things we are taught. I know that the men and women who help run the church are called of God, I know that through the teachings of this church everyone kind find eternal happiness. Recently my brother left on his mission and with that people ask me if I was going to go on a mission myself, at first, I didn't know what to say. I started think and I wanted to know if that was what I needed in my life. I prayed and asked God what he would have me do and I didn't really feel like I got an answer. I didn't feel like I should go. Months later I was sitting in seminary Conferance listening to a youth speaker and I got my answer, I needed to go on a mission, it was a very clear answer and I knew it was the right plan for me, it may have taken months, but I got my answer. I know all prayers are answered and I can now honestly say that I want to go on a mission.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by feeling the spirit and making decisions based on what I feel. Every Sunday I have the opportunity to teach other youth my age and be taught by youth and church leaders alike, as I listen to what is said and the promises given I test them myself. That is how I have found I can strengthen my faith.