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Hi I'm John

I grew up in rural southeastern Idaho. I play soccer and like to spend time with my family and friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a normal kid. I went to school in a small town and made it through school. I played on my school's soccer team, and that was really fun. I tried to run track one year, and that was hard but worth it. In my spare time, I like to keep somewhat busy. I like to work around the house and to fix things that need to be repaired. I also like to read books and watch movies. Of course, some of my favorite movies and books include Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and all of the other classics. My siblings have similar interests as well, so it is usually fun to joke and spend time with them. It's always fun to be around my family, but I enjoy time with my friends too. I am going on an LDS mission for two years, and I will start college when I get back.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were members of this church, so I have been attending the meetings since I was little. As I have grown up, I have continued to participate in the various church activities, and I have made friends as I have. I have always believed that God has a plan for his children. Eventually, I wanted to know for myself if this was the true church. I decided to find out myself by praying about it. I read the Book of Mormon, an ancient record that was translated by Joseph Smith, and then prayed to Heavenly Father to know if was true. It took some time and some asking but I did receive an answer. I felt that the book was true, and that meant that the church was true as well. As I have continued to read the Book of Mormon, I have felt that the book is good and true. My conviction that this church is true has grown over the years as well. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and God restored the original church of Jesus Christ through him. There is a living prophet on the earth today, and he he receives direction from God for the whole church. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. Heavenly Father has a plan for everyone, and I am very grateful for it.

How I live my faith

There are many ways that I show my faith through my service. As a youth, I had the opportunity to give lessons for my class. This was not a pleasant experience, but I tried my best to teach what I had studied and to help others to grow. When I was older, I was asked to teach on of the younger classes every other week. I had to put in a lot of time and effort to prepare for the lessons when I had to teach. Even though some lessons were better than others, I always believed that I could teach the kids something. I have always tried to do my best to serve.