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Hi I'm Gordon

I'm a lifeguard, a sailor, and a blacksmith. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 20 years old. I'm still learning exactly who I am and what my future will be. Right now, I'm a lifeguard and swimming instructor of Boy Scouts. I'm a sailor when I have the chance, with plenty to learn of the art. I'm learning to be a blacksmith, how to make knives, swords, tools, or anything else that catches my eye. I love learning new things, and am always willing to learn a new skill or hear a new idea. I'm a mostly decent mechanic and I hope to go to school to learn more in the future. I am leaving soon to serve a mission in Chicago Illinois and I'm ecstatic! I know that the people of Chicago will teach me so much and I hope I can serve them and teach them the Gospel of Christ!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church. And I've stayed with it because I have more clarity in my life and more blessings than I can even imagine or recognize. It truly is God's true church upon the Earth. I've had family and friends leave the Church, whether because they just don't feel the desire anymore or they completely oppose it. And they seem to do alright, some of them. But in all, they aren't as happy, and little things always seem to be dragging them down. They don't have the same feeling of love and support that I've come to recognize and love in the Church community wherever I go in the world. Whatever the barriers are, (language, culture, tradition, ideas, income, lifestyles) the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are a worldwide family.

How I live my faith

Until this Christmas, I was another of the young men in my ward. I was heavily involved in Scouting and will always love it. I enjoyed spending time with my friends and leaders. But now I am leaving to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for a period of two years. I will be teaching the Gospel of Christ to the wonderful people of Illinois and sharing my testimony and love for the Lord. This is and will be a hard thing for me. I'm leaving my home in Idaho and my family and friends whom I love dearly to teach a truth that I myself am still learning about. I have a lot of opportunities that I will miss. But there is no better way to learn something for yourself than to teach it to others, and I know what I am teaching to be the absolute truth and gospel.