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Hi I'm Garrison Whitaker

I was born in New Jersey, have been an academic decathlete, ultimate frisbee player, soon to be a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a BYU student and have been called to serve a mission in the Mexico, Tampico mission. I leave March 20th. I love studying about technology and computers, and I also love science and mathematics. I am planning on majoring in Engineering. I love to play sports and am very competitive. I played basketball and ultimate frisbee throughout much of high school. I am also very academically inclined and competed with my school's Academic Decathlon team. We placed first in state and competed in nationals. I was born in New Jersey, moved to Nebraska, and eventually spent most of my life living in South Jordan, Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon my whole life. Ever since I was born, my parents have taught me the principles we find in the church. I have been a faithful church goer throughout my whole life and try to never miss a week of sacrament meeting. As I grew up, it was essential for me to develop my own testimony. I studied the scriptures daily and asked Heavenly Father every night to help me know if this was true and the right thing for me to be doing. While at first I had doubts, my faith quickly grew and I have a rock solid hope in Jesus Christ and his Atonement. I have had countless experiences of the Holy Ghost baring witness to me that this church is the right thing for me, and I believe with all of my heart that it is true and everything it teaches is the right path for everyone. As I started to be confident in my belief, I started to feel the Spirit more and more, and have personally felt the Spirit give me words to say in a crucial time for someone else investigating the church. I want more than anything to be able to feel that again and have God work through me by the power of the Holy Ghost to help others come unto Christ. I can't wait to serve my mission in Tampico Mexico to feel this feeling throughout my hard and dedicated service.

How I live my faith

Every day, I strive to help my faith grow by acting on my faith I already have. When I am given a calling, I gladly accept. At my ward in BYU, I was given the calling of Family Home Evening Coordinator. I was in charge of helping all the people in my FHE family to stay active and have a fun, uplifting experience every Monday night. I magnified my calling and coordinated many great activities, such as building a fire in the mountains, playing beach volleyball and spikeball. I love to have fun, and having fun within your callings and assignments is one of the best ways I show my faith. Rather than complain or be grumpy about things like Home Teaching, I like to focus on the positive and show my faith that everything will be better if I get out and serve within my respective assignments. I love this gospel and I strive every day to show that I really truly do believe its teachings and follow its principles.