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Hi I'm Jensen P.

I'm a composer. I'm a engineer. I'm a missionary and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to find out how things work and I love to tinker around with things and fix them if I can. It is my dream to be an engineer and develop new technologies. I also love the outdoors and being active. Boy Scouting helped a lot with that desire and now I am an Eagle Scout. I love music. I can usually toy around with any instrument and get some sort of song with it, but my real interest is with the piano. I am more of a composer. Sometimes, I even find it hard to read sheet music, but when I am able to just listen, I can feel something inside me begin to grow and I made my own music, music that represent my own feelings at the time. I usually never finish comosing a song, but that's not the main reason I play. I play the release what's inside.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it wasn't an automatic process to becoming "converted". I always knew deep down the Church was true, but wanted and needed my own personal witness that everything that I had been taught since I was a child was correct. When I was younger, I heard a quote that said, "The time will come when no man nor woman will be able to endure on borrowed light. Each will have to be guided by the light within himself." I put all that I had learned to the test. So, I began to really read and think about the scriptures, not just to read to get to the next section. I sincerely prayed to my Heavenly Father! I put the Gospel to the ultimate test. I applied it to my life! I prayed to know if the Gospel was true. I was told through the Holy Ghost that this Gospel, His Gospel, was something that He didn't need to witness to me because I had always known it was true even before I prayed and asked Him, and that God knew I did! It was a feeling so powerful that I couldn't deny it, nor will I ever! 

How I live my faith

There are several ways I live my faith. Besides doing my best to follow the Commandments, I read and think about the Book of Mormon and Bible and all of the other Standard Works as often as I can. I love the scriptures and enjoy the feeling I get when I read them and ponder the things contained in them! I also pray to my Heavenly Father as often as I need help or when I desire to thank Him for all He has given me. One of my favorite ways to live my faith is to visit the Temple and participate in the ordinaces perfomed therein. The biggest thing I am doing now to live my faith is that I am serving for two years on a mission for the Lord in the Philippines Olongapo Mission. I have the oppurtunity to share the Gospel Plan of God to the world, and how He has prepared a plan for each of us individually as well as generally to return to His presence. What a glorious message to share!

Are Mormons Christians?

Jensen P.
Although we are commonly called "Mormons", the official name of our Church is "The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. Jesus Christ is the literal Head and Leader of our Church. He leads and guides all things in His Kingdom. We follow Him and have faith in Him. So, to answer the question, yes, we are Christians! Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jensen P.
To put it simply, The Church was started/founded by Jesus Christ. It is His Church. He set it up and gave it it's purpose. In 1830, a man named Joseph Smith was called of God to restore that same Church that existed during the time of Christ and to restore that same authority called the Priesthood that separates Christ's Church from all others. This is the organization that is set up today in the Mormon Church. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jensen P.
The simplest and probably most straight forward answer would be to say that the only real way to truly feel what the services are like would be to attend the meetings. I could talk all day about what it is like but the only way to explain it is to show you. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to come! And yes you absolutely can come to church with us. There are great resources on this site to help you find the nearest meetinghouse. I promise you, you will not regret it! Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Jensen P.
To get right down to the point, being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the most amazing thing in the world. I have come to the conculsion that to really know what it is like to live the Gospel... to experiance the greatest happiness you will ever feel in this life, and to know that there is a Loving God who knows you personally and has promised you that if we live His commandments, we live return to Him and live with Him forever is something that you cannot do from the sidelines. In fact, it is something that you can't to unless you are fully emmersed in it! Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jensen P.
In the year 1838, a newspaper asked Joseph Smith what the Church believed in. The basic beliefs of the Church were outlined with 13 points in what is now called "The Articles of Faith". The fifth article reads, "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God." The Bible is the Word of God and is beautifully supported by The Book of Mormon. Both of these books give me immense spiritual strength. I can bear firm witness that the words contained in both books are the Word of God and still have relevance today. They are for the profit and learning of everyone of Earth. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Jensen P.
When we bear our testimony, it is simply a statement of what we or that individual person believes in. For example, hear is my testimony God lives! Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane, died on the cross, and was resurrected the third day. While on earth, Jesus Christ established His church, which was restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith in the same state that it was in when Jesus was on the earth. Jesus Christ is the head of this church, namely, The Church of Jesus Christ of Letter-day Saints. Through revalation, the prophet reveals God's will as His mouthpiece for the world. The Book of Mormon was translated by the power of God and is another testament that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. The Holy Ghost is real and testifies to me that these things are true. Show more Show less