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Hi I'm Eli Ballstaedt

I love to play basketball. I have three brothers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play basketball. I wish there were only two things I had to focus on in life: the Lord and basketball. I've grown up playing basketball with my three brothers. The Lord has blessed me enough to give me somewhat of a talent in basketball and has given me the opportunity to play in college (right after my mission). Besides basketball, there is really nothing else that I do. But, if I do have a free night to do whatever, if I'm not at the church playing basketball, I'm hanging out with my family having some dino chicken nuggets and cold cereal.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that the Savior Jesus Christ suffered in Gethsemane and died on the cross; and he did all of that for us. I have felt his love and comfort many times throughout my life. I know that we can be clean and eventually return to live with our Heavenly Father because of the sacrifice of the Savior. By reading and studying I have also come to know that the Book of Mormon is true and is another testament of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because this Gospel gives me joy, a joy that I couldn't find anywhere else.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by visiting the elderly in the area. I've gotten to know several of the older folk in the area and have grown to love spending time with them. It is awesome to sit down and talk with them about life and what they have learned from all their years on this earth. It is always great to see them and talk with them. The other thing that I do to live my faith is helping out with seminary. I really enjoy going to this class and being able to feel the Spirit and learn about the Gospel outside of Sunday school. As part of the council I help plan activities and reach out to others so that they can have the opportunity to come closer to Christ.