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Hi I'm Donald Painter

I grew up in New York, and I am serving a mission in Idaho. I love comics, science, sports, and music! And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm huge into science and love to experiment with various chemical reactions, seeing what happens and why it happens. When I'm not doing science, however, you can often find me playing piano, trombone, tuba, or my banjo. I love music and always have a song in my head, just waiting for the next line to be written.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings a lot of joy and happiness into my life, through Christ and his teachings. I get to learn about my Savior in a more personal way than I ever have before. I have come to love him and desire to be more like him by living this Gospel in my day to day life. This world gets really chaotic, to the point where it's hard to find hope and faith, but I know that as I live these teachings, people will become better people, and one day we will see Christ our Savior, face to face, and I want to be the very best person I can be which means sacrifice of a lot of worldly things in order to achieve that. That's why I don't smoke or drink, or seek pleasure over love, because those things are of the world, causing us to be selfish and uncharismatic, and less than we could be. I am a Mormon because we follow the true teachings of Jesus Christ which were never easy, but were always rewarding. (Matthew 19:16-26) "Give all that ye have, and follow me"

How I live my faith

I am currently living my faith right now by serving a mission in the Idaho, Idaho Falls Mission, speaking Spanish. I will serve until July 2019, and estoy muy emocionado a servir en mí mission! However, I also love to share my testimony with others outside of my mission. I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father who watches over and blesses each and every one of his children in many ways. I know that we can be forgiven and empowered through the power of Jesus Christ's Atonement. I know we live in a day and age where prophets once again speak to us on this Earth, leading and guiding this church so that one day we can return to live with God in the Celestial Kingdom. Through a prophet, we may learn all the things that our Heavenly Father wishes for us to do, allowing for him to bless us more abundantly. These things have been manifest to me through the Holy Ghost, and especially through the Book of Mormon, which IS another testament of Jesus Christ. I challenge all of those who read this to read the book, and ask God the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ with sincerity, real intent, and having faith in Christ, if it is true, and if you do just that, you WILL receive a witness!