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Hi I'm Paris

I've been homeless. I'm amazing at ping pong and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Atlanta, Georgia but I was mostly raised in Tuskegee, Alabama. I will be serving a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Leeds,England mission. I love basketball, ping-pong, but more than anything I love Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Two missionaries from the Mormon church knocked on my door when I was 14. I was extremely skeptical about what they taught me and what they beleived until one missionary asked me to pray and ask God if what they were teaching me was true. I prayed and The Spirit of God confirmed to me that what the missionaries were teaching me was indeed true. I have recieved many added blessings through striving to live the principles of the gospel which the missionaries taught me when I was 14, and that is why I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

I attend many programs within the church which help to strengthen members. I express my faith through service within the community which is imperative within the Mormon religion.

What is the priesthood?

The preisthood is power delegated to man from God. It is the power to act in God's name for the benefit of His children. It is the power to perform miracles. To put it simply it is the power to serve your fellow man and in some cases beyond your own capacity. In order to use the preisthood your desires and actions must be completely in line with that of God's. The priesthood was with held from Blacks before 1978 and this has caused much controversy over the years. My opinion as a Black Mormon emphasis on opinion is I really don't know why God with held it from blacks. In the Book of Mormon there is a scripture that says "Believe in God believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend." Mosiah 4:9 This scripture means that man cannot comprehend all things. We don't have the understanding of God. All we can do is trust him. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, not because someone convinced me or forced me but because I have inquired of God myself. Whatever else the Lord needs me to beleive after that is fine with me becuase He certainly knows much more than I do. Show more Show less