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Hi I'm Oliver

I'm from Sweden. I enjoy technology and reading books (especially fantasy). I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of three children in my family living in Sweden. I have recently graduated from high school studying technology with a focus on mathematics and physics. I am currently preparing to go on a two-year-long mission to Finland, where I will be learning to speak Finnish and serve the people there. During my free time, I enjoy reading books, especially fantasy books. The part I like about them the most is immersing yourself in the world of the book so much that you truly feel part of that world. I also have an interest in computers and spend some of my free time playing video games.

Why I am a Mormon

On the outside, being a Mormon might seem like a tough proposition with all the commandments and laws to obey. While that might especially be the case in the beginning, being a Mormon is a very liberating experience. Consider being free from the bondage of tobacco, alcohol and coffee. Consider taking the Sunday off and dedicate that day to God and God only - allowing your thoughts to rest and preparing your mind for the coming week. The laws that, at first glance, seem to be restrictive, are in fact there to liberate us. We wouldn't question a flight attendant telling us not to open the airlock when flying in an airplane as doing so would expose us to the low atmosphere outside. In the same way, God gives us laws to follow so that we don't do those things which might otherwise do us harm. There is nothing else on earth which affords me the same peace, happiness and calm I get from being a member in the church and following its teachings. Through study and prayer, I have found out for myself that the church is true and I cannot deny it. Though life may be hard, being a Mormon gives me the peace, strength and endurance to be able to persist, even when life gets tough.

How I live my faith

My faith is part of every moment in my life. It is a conscious decision to always try to do that which is right. I regularly go to church each week on Sunday and once a month, I visit a family together with another member of the church. I try my best to make those at church feel at home, by speaking to them and asking them about their week. Some ways of living my faith might seem small but can make a big difference in the daily life of someone else. This includes smiling at people I meet and in general being a nice person.