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Hi I'm Samuel

I grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. I am an eagle scout. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Samuel. I've grown up in the LDS church. I haven't done a whole lot of traveling in my life but I have been to California, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington DC. I have 4 brothers and 3 sisters. I love music. My favorite is 70's rock and roll and my favorite band is Led Zeppelin. I like art and bike riding. I recently did a 50 mile bike ride. Batman is my favorite hero. I also like comic books and animation. I love scouting and I became an Eagle Scout when I was 17 years old.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon and of the love of Jesus Christ. I grew up in an LDS family but it took me a long time to have my own testimony of this church. It took me a while to believe in the importance of the scriptures. But as I have gotten older and when I look back, I see the difference that it has made in my life. I see how the Lord has blessed me. My health is better by following God's commandments. I feel happier. I feel that I have purpose. For me, my faith has been a gradual growth. I always have questions, but I don't let those become doubts. I study and I search. The gospel takes work. It takes faith and diligence. It takes sacrifice but we have the knowledge we need to be able to get back to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I participate in my church in different ways. I recently served as a Sunday School Teacher. I teach children 10-11 years old about the Scriptures and about Joseph Smith who was one of our prophets. I have often visited families in the ward with my father and shared gospel lessons with them. I am getting ready to serve a mission for my church and I will be in California for 2 years.