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Hi I'm James Madison Powell

I am a Mormon. I have one brother and one sister. I live in Silsbee, Texas.

About Me

I love soccer, I have a growing passion for the sport daily and the outdoors are truly a marvelous work of Our Father in Heaven. When alone or with friends it is a blast to share about our day. Most of the time I'm working or finding myself at the water. I love to pray a lot just because the constant communication we can have with Our Father in Heaven is so wonderful. (Alma 37:37,Proverbs 3:5-6) I know that when things get tough we always have a friend there with us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I was baptized when I was 11. I will share my conversion story with you. My parents were both members but went less active shortly into their marriage. As a kid I didn't know much about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I wanted to know more so by age of 9 between 10 I started to explore the church on my own. We would have the missionaries over often and as they were strengthening my faith in Jesus Christ they were also doing the same for my parents also. I shortly became scared of the commitments I would have to make before and after baptism and backed away from the missionaries ,but the spirit would prompt me to always go back to the missionaries for answers. So a year later when I was 11 years of age I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of a missionary who shared this scripture, Doctrine and Covenants Section 20:37, "And again, by way of commandment to the church concerning the manner of baptism—All those who humble themselves before God, and desire to be baptized, and come forth with broken hearts and contrite spirits, and witness before the church that they have truly repented of all their sins, and are willing to take upon them the name of Jesus Christ, having a determination to serve him to the end, and truly manifest by their works that they have received of the Spirit of Christ unto the remission of their sins, shall be received by baptism into his church." This is my intention is to serve the Lord. With all my heart, might, mind,and strength I think all of our righteous choices are a demonstration of how much we Love The Lord Jesus Christ. This is why I am a Mormon because this church has shown me that loving the Lord Jesus Christ and serving him Is most important.

How I live my faith

I am a 19 year old male from Houston, Texas serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am serving in the California, Irvine Mission called Spanish speaking. I love the Lord with all my heart for all things I have. I always and forever will remember this scripture in (3 Nephi 5:13) "Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." This is my love for the gospel of Jesus Christ and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Who was Joseph Smith?

James Madison Powell
Joseph Smith was the first prophet of this dispensation and He was a prophet, just like Moses, Isaiah and others in biblical times. He was strengthened by God to fulfill His mission much as was Jeremiah who said, “Ah Lord God! Behold I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak” (Jeremiah 1:6-7). He was a young man searching for the truth. Show more Show less