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Hi I'm Todd

I'm proud to say that I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in Utah, I'd say 95% of my high school were members of the church. So until I graduated and went to college, I didn't really know what life was like outside of the church. I have been blessed with the greatest family a guy could ask for! They are amazing. I'm the youngest of 6 kids and love spending time with all my nieces and nephews. All my siblings are active and strong in the church, and are great examples to me of what I want in my life. Sports are my lifeline. I was involved in soccer and basketball mainly growing up and played those in high school. I play any other sports pretty competitively, and golf is my new favorite because you can play it all your life. I'm currently a student in college and love it, hoping to major in business marketing.

Why I am a Mormon

Like I mentioned earlier, I've lived in Utah all my life and was raised in the church. So technically, I guess I'm not a convert. But I did have a conversion experience that changed my life. In high school I basically just relied on the beliefs of my parents and went to church without really questioning anything. It was just kind of like second nature. When I graduated high school, I went off to college, and had to rely on myself. After a while, I realized I couldn't do it myself. I started reading my scriptures, particularly the Book of Mormon. I had been taught about it growing up but had never really read it and asked my Heavenly Father if it was true. As I read, I noticed so much more peace come into my life. My relationship with God became stronger, and as I continued to ask if this was true, I realized the change that had come into my life. I was so much happier and felt like I had more direction and perspective in life. That was my answer. I knew it was true! That is why I am a Mormon, because I love the feeling of having a sure knowledge for myself of who God is, that I have a Savior, and that His church is back on the earth being lead by a living prophet. And that brings me peace!

How I live my faith

I had the wonderful opportunity to serve a mission for the church. I had the chance to serve in the great state of Washington in the Spokane area. It was the greatest experience of my life. Being able to serve others everyday, all day for two straight years was the most fulfilling thing I could ever do with my life. That is where I learned what it truly meant to live the Gospel of Christ. The Savior served selflessly and that's what I try to do each day. Going to church to me doesn't exactly show how you live your faith. To me, living my faith is about trying to be a better person each day, following the Savior's example, and keeping the commandments of God, or in other words, doing what is right. I love being able to serve in the church, there's no greater joy. One of my favorite things I've been able to do at church is teaching Sunday School. Not only was it great being able to teach others, but I was able to learn so much as I studied the scriptures and prepared lessons.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Todd
Haha this is a very fitting question for me. They proselyte because this is the Gospel of Jesus Christ!! A simple analogy I like to use is this: it's like, we'll say, when you go to a new restaurant for the first time and it's awesome! You love it. You want to share it with all your friends and tell everyone about it. Right? It's the same with the Gospel; once you feel the joy and peace come into your life, you want to share it! So missionaries are sent out to spread that, while all the other members are encouraged to share it with their friends and neighbors. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Todd
It's great! It's a very clean lifestyle. As I've gotten older and experienced more things, I've seen how living the lifestyle has been a blessing. Basically, we try to stay away from anything that will harm us physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, etc. We try to live the way God would want us to live. What more could you want? Show more Show less