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Hi I'm Forrest

I'm from a small town in Tennessee. I enjoy film making, baseball, and writing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Forrest. I'm from a small town in east Tennessee where I've lived most of my life. One of my passions is film making. I started out with a cheap camera in the backyard with my siblings, but I have also competed and placed in statewide competitions. I have always had a love for the game of baseball, even though I was never good enough to play. I have spent a year at Brigham Young University before I decided to serve a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where I was called to serve in the Panama City, Panama mission.

Why I am a Mormon

There was never a single moment I can turn to and say 'That's why I'm a Mormon,' it has always been a lot of small and gradual confirmations I received throughout my life. Even though grew up going to the Mormon church, there came a time in my life where I needed to know things for myself, not simply because they were what was taught to me. A lot of questions were answered and confirmations were received through both prayer and application of God's commandments. Through these ways, I have come to know that we have a loving Heavenly Father who loved us so much that He sent His son Jesus Christ to suffer and die for our sins, so that we could live with Him again some day. I know that we have not been left alone on this Earth, and that we have prophets and apostles that have authority to teach and guide us in our modern day. I know that Jesus Christ's church had been restored on the Earth today, and that it was done through the Prophet Joseph Smith who saw and heard God the Father and His son Jesus Christ. And I know that through Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ, was brought forth from God and translated, and that if we follow the teachings in it, we can draw closer to Him.

How I live my faith

I've served with the young men my age as a youth, as well as meeting and teaching other members in their homes. I have also been called to serve a full time mission in the Panama City, Panama mission. I strive to read and apply the scriptures daily, they have been a tremendous guide against temptation in my life.