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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a college student, I love life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently attending college and I Love, woodworking, video games, hanging with my friends, and Skiing. I love doing challenging physical things. My friends and I have gone on 50 mile hikes, 200 mile bike rides and other similar things. I love almost every genre of music and love to sing in the car. My favorite thing to do is laugh.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the church my whole life, but I had to find out it was true like anyone else. There have been several experiences in my life where I have felt the spirit testify to me that this is the restored church of Jesus Christ. In the early years of my life you could say that I went to church because that is what my family did, but now I can say with confidence that this is the true church.

How I live my faith

I am living my faith right now by serving as a full-time missionary in the Kentucky Louisville mission. I spend every day by sharing my testimony of Jesus Christ with those in the community around me. Although I am not perfect, I try my best to pattern my life after the savior and serve those around me.

What is the priesthood?

Jeff
The priesthood is the authority to act in Gods name that has been restored to us today. Any priesthood holder can trace their authority in an unbroken chain back to Jesus Christ. Holding the priesthood is a sacred responsibility and all who hold it are expected to act in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ and to use that Authority to bless the lives of others. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Jeff
We donate 10% of our income because of something called the law of tithing. Tithe essentially means 10%. We get this law from the Bible. We read about Abraham, an ancient prophet, who paid tithes of all of his possessions. Also Malachi, another ancient prophet, taught the law of tithing. He said that God would give those who paid there Tithes blessings so great that they wouldn't have room enough to receive them. We have all learned from our own experiences that is true. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Jeff
Faith is believing in something that you can't see, but that you know is true. It is what drives us each day to be the people we are and to do the things that we do. It is like how you know the wind is there but you can't see it, or you know the lights will come on when you flip the light switch on. The thing about faith is that it has to be grown. You didn't always know the light would come on when you flipped the switch, you had to try it a couple of times before you knew for sure. The same goes for faith in God. You have to ask him if he is there, and when he tells you that he is you will know for sure. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Jeff
We have been given the nickname Mormons because we believe in the Book of Mormon which is another testament of Jesus Christ. This book goes hand in hand with the Holy Bible giving a second witness to the world that Christ lives and still speaks and gives us revelation in these days. Although we do not resent the nickname, we would be preferred to be addressed as members of the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or LDS for short. Show more Show less

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

Jeff
The Holy BIble is the word of God and contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We know that all who study this book will gain greater faith in Jesus Christ and will want to follow him and obey his commandments. The Bible contains the account of Christ's life and ministry, therefore it is one of the most important and loved books that we read. Show more Show less